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.
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 (in normal times!), the Wreckers can often be found enjoying themselves in a local pub in Polperro. Check below for details.
Polperro Wreckers News and Events
PHIL CARRIGAN'S HERMIE BOOKS
From 26 Jan 2022 to 24 Dec 2022
Our multi-talented musical director is also an author and has published several lovely well-illustrated stories - even including Polperro Fishermen's Choir and the Wreckers transformed into rather naughty singing black bunnies in 'Honey Bee Meadow'! In 'Hermie Meets The Monkeys' he visits the Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary near Looe and, as usual, things take an unexpected turn! Click on the link below to see full details of Phil's books and place an order.
STRICTLY KEYS FOR YOUR PARTY!
From 30 Jan 2022 to 23 Dec 2022
The Choir and the Wreckers are extremely lucky to have two such talented and dedicated musicians taking part in everything that we do. You can now enjoy their talent yourself! Phil (our musical director) and Lorraine (our accompanist / composer) will bring their two keyboards with them and entertain you at dinners, parties, weddings and other events. Their album is now available, with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to the choir. You can find out more by clicking the link below, calling 07506 025858 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE HELP SAVE POLPERRO CHAPEL
From 2 Feb 2022 to 24 Dec 2022
The lovely Polperro Methodist Chapel, which has been our home since 1923, is at serious risk of closure without urgent funds to carry out major repairs to the roof and fabric. The chapel links right back to the visits of John Wesley to Polperro: the present building is on the site of the first chapel built in about 1790. Sadly, the pandemic has so restricted fund-raising that the future of the chapel is now at risk. The chapel and the choir are doing all we can to raise funds but you can help too. Even the smallest donation will help, as will sharing this appeal. Thank you.