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Wareham Whalers

The Dorset Shanty Crew


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.

Call us to book us. Most of our income goes to local charities, and not to ourselves




Wareham, Dorset, UK


Jacquie 07890 139038 or David on 07923 020946

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You’ll often find us around at pub opening times!

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