Dorset Wrecks sea shanty group were formed in the middle of 2013 and started gigging in April 2014 at the Weymouth Pirates Festival. We have since sung at Wessex Folk Festival, Fayre in the Square, Waterfest, Mayor of Weymouth Charity Fete, Wyke Fest and four nights at the Son et Lumiere at the Nothe Fort, and regular gigs at the George Inn, Portland. We have performed at various festivals including Weymouth Sea Food, Teignmouth & Weston-Super-Mare Shanty Festivals, Lymington Sea Food, Camp Bestival, Seven Seas, Bridport Folk, Poole Sea Food Festival, Poole Fireworks Night, Weddings, Trafalgar nights, and supporting Lifeboat events, and various charity events and performing in care homes.
Dorset Wrecks practise every Wednesday evening at the Old Town Hall and this is their Facebook site: – https://www.facebook.com/DorsetWrecksSeaShanties/
Dorset Wrecks opening the inaugural Weston-Super-Mare Shanty Festival 6th August 2021, broadcast live on BBC West TV
2016 saw the launch of our first CD of Sea Shanties entitled “Bright Eyed ‘n’ Stiff”
The Dorset Wrecks were very busy after Lockdown eased in 2021 and are building up gigs for this year.
For enquiries and bookings ring Selwyn on 07805 884786.