Polperro Fishermen's Choir
The Polperro Wreckers

Polperro Wreckers

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 pm or so on most Wednesday evenings (unless the choir is busy elsewhere), the Wreckers can be found enjoying themselves in a local pub or club in Polperro, or sometimes on the Big Green.  Check below for details.

Polperro Wreckers News and Events

POLPERRO WRECKERS AT DARITE BEER FESTIVAL

POLPERRO WRECKERS AT DARITE BEER FESTIVAL

25 May 2024

7.30pm

For your listening pleasure, the Wreckers are appearing at the Darite Beer Festival (PL14 5JH) this Saturday 25th May at 7.30pm. Come along and grab yourself a beer and join in with our special mix of Cornish songs, sea shanties, 60s numbers and our renditions from around the globe! £5 at the gate for a glass and your first beer. Free entry for tea, coffee, food and soft drink purchases from vendors. Charities supported this year will be the village hall and the Blood Bikes

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CHOIR ON TOUR

CHOIR ON TOUR

From 7 Jun 2024 to 9 Jun 2024

The choir will be on tour in June. On 7th June at 6.30pm we'll be singing in the spendid Town Hall in Devizes to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the RNLI.

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CHOIR ON TOUR

CHOIR ON TOUR

From 7 Jun 2024 to 9 Jun 2024

We are off to Cheltenham to sing with our friends, the Cotswold Male Voice Choir, on Saturday 8th June. On Sunday we'll be at the Daneway Inn in Sapperton near Cirencester for lunch, beer and Wreckers songs with Rita and Brian, our dear friends who looked after us so well in the Mill House Inn in Polperro. We also hope that the lovely hostesses Adrienne and Jimima will be looking after us on the coach!

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WHERE TO FIND THE WRECKERS NEXT

WHERE TO FIND THE WRECKERS NEXT

From 14 Jun 2024 to 31 Aug 2024

The Wreckers are settling back into their weekly gigs in Polperro, alternating between the Ship Inn and the Royal British Legion Club (except in the summer when we might be busy elsewhere or singing on Polperro's Big Green). We'll also have some gigs elsewhere. This shows our programme so far but, as always, there will be a lot more to add as bookings come in, and some dates and times might change. Keep your eye on the website and our Facebook page for further details.

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WRECKERS AT GREAT TRETHEW VINTAGE RALLY

WRECKERS AT GREAT TRETHEW VINTAGE RALLY

25 Aug 2024

2.30pm

Over the August bank holiday weekend you can enjoy a wide variety of vintage vehicles and fun events at the Great Trethew Vintage Rally, held at Blackadon Farm at Horningtops, PL14 3PY (sign-posted with yellow AA signs midway between Liskeard & Looe). The Wreckers will be there, giving another of their vintage performances in the beer tent (where else?) at about 2.30 pm on Sunday 25th August. So take your family and your dog but make sure you grab a beer and join us for some great music on Sunday afternoon.

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STRICTLY KEYS FOR YOUR PARTY!

STRICTLY KEYS FOR YOUR PARTY!

From 9 Oct 2024 to 25 Dec 2024

Available now and all year

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 keysstrictly640@gmail.com.

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PHIL CARRIGAN'S HERMIE BOOKS

PHIL CARRIGAN'S HERMIE BOOKS

From 10 Oct 2024 to 25 Dec 2024

Available NOW!

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'! Phil has written a lot of stories about Hermie, the cute Miniature Schnauzer who sometimes sleeps through our rehearsals. As usual he gets up to mischief in the books which include 'Hermie at the Beach' and 'Hermie's Big Date'. Click on the link below for full details.

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Polperro Fishermen's Choir
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