The Wareham Whalers are one of Dorset’s successful shanty crews and have been entertaining audiences since 2004. They run a popular monthly folk night and host a regular shanty gig in their namesake and historic town of Wareham. They sing at shindigs and festivals through-out the year, and also run workshops to inform and entertain audiences about the ways crews sailed the tall ships. You are also likely to see and hear them busking in the rural and coastal towns of the picturesque Isle of Purbeck and the beautiful Jurassic Coast.
Since they started some 15 years ago, they have raised £1000s for Wareham and Purbeck Multiple Sclerosis Society, initially for a minibus, then for the annual maintenance of it. Why not come and listen to the Wareham Whalers? They have in their repertoire over 100 shanties and songs of the sea…and they remember the words to most of them! The shanties are sung as if the crew were on board a sailing ship. They also really enjoy what they do and that is evident to all that come and see them. So, look where the Whalers are in the programme, go and see and sing-along with them, and have a great time!