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
Where to find us in July
From 3 Jul 2022 to 31 Jul 2022
This is where to find the Polperro Fishermen’s Choir and the Wreckers in July. There will be more of our famous, free concerts on Polperro fish quay (or in the Methodist Chapel if wet), plus Songs of Praise and some other free events in Looe. The Wreckers will be on Polperro Big Green or in the Ship Inn on most Wednesday evenings, and will also be singing for the RNLI in Fowey. We love to see you but please check the Wreckers page of the website for confirmed events before making a special journey.
MORE FREE CONCERTS IN POLPERRO!
13 Jul 2022
There are more free summer concerts to come in Polperro, either in the open-air by Polperro Fish Quay, or in Polperro Methodist Chapel if wet or dark. Polperro chapel and the choir's own music charity are the good causes selected to benefit from our collecting buckets this year, and we hope you benefit from some good singing too. The Wreckers are sure to be singing somewhere afterwards too, either on Polperro Big Green, or in the Ship Inn. See you there!
PHIL CARRIGAN'S HERMIE BOOKS
1 Oct 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!
3 Oct 2022
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 email@example.com.