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 THIS SPRING
From 20 May 2022 to 30 Jun 2022
This is where you can find the choir and the Wreckers over the next few months. You can access an easier-to-read version by clicking on the link below. Having had a number of events cancelled last year due to Covid and stormy weather, we hope to keep a full programme this year. Concerts on Polperro Quay will be moved to the Chapel if it's raining. We look forward to seeing you - but please check the website closer to the date before making a special journey.
25 May 2022
9.30pm or so
Thanks to the kind hospitality of Polperro's Ship Inn, the Wreckers will be singing in the bar on most Wednesday evenings at about 9.30pm or so (depending on when the choir finishes rehearsing in the chapel next door). Polperro is a lovely village to visit, especially in a friendly pub with free entertainment. We'll be having a sing, a laugh and a beer - and we'll be trying to learn some new songs, which should be fun! We might even lend you a songbook. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.