The Wareham Whalers have been rocking the boat with our powerful
shanties since 2004. Over that time we have seen many changes, but
our Commodore, Dave Wheatley remains at the helm.
We sing Shanties as they would have been sung for work on board
ship and for the rare moments of recovery down below. We aim to
capture the strength of this music and ensure that there is never
a dull moment when the Whalers are about!
Somebody once made the mistake of spelling our name Wareham Wailers
– our Bosun ensured that that would never be repeated.
As well as our performances we also run hour long workshops illustrating
the history of Shanty singing and showing how the shanties were
used…. with real rope!
We are indomitable supporters of the Falmouth International Shanty
Festival, and can be seen all over the town during that weekend.
Closer to our home port of Wareham, we support our local RNLI, and
collect charity money for the Wareham and Purbeck Multiple Sclerosis