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 Wednesday evenings, the Wreckers can often be found enjoying themselves in the lovely Old Mill House Inn in Polperro. Check below for details.
Polperro Wreckers News and Events
NO WRECKERS GIGS
From 3 May 2020 to 3 Jun 2020
Due to the current restrictions on non-essential group activities, the Wreckers will not be singing in Polperro's lovely Old Millhouse Inn on Wednesday evenings until further notice. When we are able to start again, we will give as much notice as possible on this website. Meanwhile the Wreckers have been having some lock-down fun by recording in their own homes. Take a look at our Facebook page!
PHIL CARRIGAN'S LATEST BOOKS
From 2 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
Our multi-talented musical director is an author as well and has now published several lovely well-illustrated stories, often involving mischief, magic and animals - even including Polperro Fishermen's Choir and the Wreckers transformed into rather naughty singing black bunnies in 'Honey Bee Meadow'! Phil's latest book is 'Hermie at the Beach' featuring the friendly little dog who often sleeps through our rehearsals. Other Hermie books include Hermie in the Garden, Hermie on the Farm and Hermie at Christmas. Click on the link below to see full details of Phil's books.