In August 2009 five members of the Polperro Fishermen’s Choir met to form an “afterglow" singing group with the idea of enjoying a ‘sing along’ after the choir’s Wednesday evening practice sessions or after the choir had performed one of its many concerts. Fifteen members of the choir attended the first “afterglow” practice session and the group quickly adopted the name "Polperro Wreckers" with the first ‘Gig’ being held just prior to Christmas 2009 - so 2019 is our tenth anniversary year.
The practice sessions have themselves become performances enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike singing along to a mixture of Cornish, Shanty, Folk, and Sixties numbers. The Wreckers are all about letting their hair down and having fun. They have now performed at various venues in Cornwall and Devon with charities such as the RNLI, Shelter Box, British Heart Foundation, Children's Hospice SW, Cornwall Air Ambulance and local charities including the Fishermen’s Choir benefiting as a result.
At about 9.30pm on most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, the Wreckers can be found enjoying themselves in the lovely Old Mill House Inn in Polperro.
Polperro Wreckers News and Events
FREE CONCERTS ON POLPERRO FISH QUAY
19 Jun 2019
This year, we plan to be 'at home' in Polperro for seven of our famous free open-air concerts. The planned dates (all Wednesdays at 7.30pm) are: 19th June; 3rd, 17th and 31st July; 14th and 28th August; and 4th September. (The concerts will be on Polperro Fish Quay, except for the last two which will be in Polperro Methodist Chapel. Other concerts will also be moved to the Chapel if wet.) The WRECKERS will be in the Old Millhouse Inn after each concert.
FUND RAISING FOR CRY4TOM
6 Apr 2019
The Wreckers are performing in Looe's Sardine Factory in support of CRY4TOM. CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) is a national charity aiming to prevent young cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research. Every week in the UK about 12 fit and healthy young people die from undiagnosed cardiac conditions with no symptoms. Screening reduces the risk by 89%. After the tragic early loss of local Tom Demaine, CRY4TOM is working with CRY to fund the screening of young people in the local community.
WRECKERS AT TRENDERWAY FARM
21 Mar 2019
The Wreckers will be providing entertainment at Trenderway Farm (at Pelynt, PL13 2LY) for the Cornwall Heritage Awards Ceremony. The eight Heritage Awards are designed to recognise and reward achievement, inspire pride and raise the profile of all museums and heritage organisations in Cornwall. Most of the Wreckers would look good in a museum too.
WRECKERS AT THE MILL
20 Feb 2019
The Wreckers will be appearing in Polperro's lovely Old Millhouse Inn on (nearly) every Wednesday so make a date in your diary. Rita and Brian run a great pub, the beer and company is good, and we hope you enjoy our singing too. We'll probably be trying out a few new songs and - you never know - we might even have a special offer on our shiny new CD! We hope to see you there on Wednesday 20th February or soon after.
WRECKERS AT SCHOLARS RESTAURANT, ST GERMANS
16 Feb 2019
The Wreckers are going back to skool! We're appearing at Scholars, a unique and quirky restaurant and wine bar based in an old school building dating back to 1894. It's in Church Street, St Germans, Cornwall PL12 5LG, and we'll be singing our popular mixture of Cornish songs, shanties, sixties numbers and other old favourites. This ticket only event includes a fish supper or Cornish pasty. To book, call Scholars on 01503 230600 or message their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scholarsarewe/
WHERE TO FIND US IN FEBRUARY
From 1 Feb 2019 to 28 Feb 2019
Banish the cold by enjoying the Wreckers this month in the Old Millhouse Inn, Polperro, on Wednesday evenings, and in Scholars Restaurant and Wine Bar in St Germans on Saturday 20th February. Meanwhile, the choir is busy rehearsing for the first concert of the year on Saturday 27th April. Click the What's On button on the Home Page for the dates of the other concerts being planned. Better still, come and join the choir - Wednesday at 7.30pm in Polperro Chapel.
PHIL CARRIGAN'S NEW BOOK!
31 Jan 2019
Our multi-talented musical director is now a published author as well! Phil's new book, Honey Bee Meadow, is a lovely well-illustrated story involving animals in mischief and magic. Children will love it but there are plenty of good jokes and musical puns for adults too. It has lots of local colour and recognisable characters - including Polperro Fishermen's Choir and the Wreckers transformed into rather naughty singing black bunnies!