Music / Folk

The Wellington Wailers

About this event

For over a decade the Wellington Wailers have gone from strength to strength as Shoreham-by-Sea’s irrepressible shanty crew, singing and interpreting traditional songs from the age of sail.

Their lively performances reflect a time when songs helped with the arduous work of hauling ropes, pumping bilges, and pushing capstans. Each shanty has a story: of loves lost and won, heroes and villains, life afloat and, inevitably, a sailor’s desire for a good drink once safely back on shore.

Following their recent success at the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, the Wailers are looking forward to returning to Ropetackle in their home town.

Their songs – performed without musical backing but accompanied by plenty of harmony, anecdote, and mayhem – bring a unique approach to traditional tunes.

They guarantee a night to enjoy – whether sitting and listening or joining in a chorus or two – reliving those bygone days.

Pre show suppers

Lesley’s Kitchen serve pre-show meals before selected events. Meals are served from 6pm. A two-course meal is just £13. Mains are £10.50. Desserts are £3.50. Each menu has meat and vegetarian options, and Lesley takes special dietary requirements into account. Advance booking is necessary. To book your meal, email or call 07525 622662.

Chicken mushroom & Tarragon fricassee OR Gnocchi with spinach & mushroom
Strawberry cheesecake
  • Date
    Wed, July 5, 2023
  • Start time 8:00 PM
  • Price £12.00
  • Duration 120 Minutes
  • Event format TBA

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Ropetackle Arts Centre

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