The Wellington Wailers

Welcome to our Home Port! 

Latest CD NOW Available! - as heard on bbc Radio 2 Folk show with mark radcliffe - details are here!


Design and Artwork for CD Cover and Image by Shanty Man Martin Frost
Album review from the BBC


The Wellington Wailers are a fine upstanding (sometimes) bunch of rogues, who are based in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK. We sing sea shanties - songs of the sea - and the odd tale of life onshore. We are known for entertaining audiences at concerts, festivals, village halls and, surprisingly, pubs! Arrrr! We are also known for providing educational and illustrated historical lectures. We can appear as a group of "respectable" uniformed performers or at other times something more outlandish. Then the pirates in us take hold and we dress in all manner of attire, appearing as a crew of "scurvy dawgs". Double arrrr!! We are available for community and corporate engagements, private parties, or any other special occasions. 

Urgent Signal : Our latest CD has been recorded at Shoreham Lifeboat Station, on board The ALB Enid Collett (See top picture!)  This CD is a available now! - If you wish to purchase one, please send us a signal here


We perform in pubs, clubs, concerts and festivals!  We also perform at private functions, such as parties and corporate events.
Contact us if you wish us to be part of your special event!

NEW - Follow us now on Twitter @Wellington_Wail and on Facebook. It would be great to hear from ye!
Shoreham-by-Sea Tide Times - 'Don't ye get caught out!   Ahaaaargh!'
Ships Bells and The Watches - When are ye above decks?   Arrrrrr!  

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