Wareham Whalers have been together now for over 17 years. We enjoy singing a wide range of shanties, songs of the sea as well as a number of songs composed by members of our crew. We adopt the style that sailors would have used nearly 200 hundred years ago when working. So we sing with no accompaniment and where appropriate put in the stresses that would have signalled a pull on the heavy ropes.
Whilst singing we raise money for local charities including the RNLI, regularly singing for their lifeboat naming ceremonies at their headquarters in Poole. We enjoy performing our own concerts and singing at festivals both in this country and in France.We also enjoy putting on workshops to explain the origins and practical uses of shanties and simply getting other people involved and interested. As the summer approaches, we are very much looking forward once again to performing at Falmouth which is always one of the highlights of our year. If you are there, come and say hello to us and we might just sing one of your favourite shanties.