Jun
22
to Jun 24

THe Falmouth International Sea Shanty FestivaL 2018

The Wellington Wailers are delighted to be invited back, yet again, to this wonderful festival in Cornwall.  This will be our fifth year!  We will be performing thought the town and surrounding areas. You can see us in pubs, clubs on performance stage and around the town throughout this three-day weekend!  For more detail click Falmouth 18, and check out the latest details and official Festival sight!  Ahaaaaargh!

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Sompting Village Morris - 'Day of Dance!'

This will be a wonderful ‘Day Tour’ of Shoreham-by-Sea and surrounding areas. Hosted by Sompting Village Morris and a host of guests including The Wellington Wailers, dancing, playing and singing throughout the day!  Lots of colour, fun and performance in a delightful setting!  The festivities will conclude with an evening of entertainment at the Sussex Yacht Club (this part of the day will be a ticket only event).  Great fun to be had by all!  Further details will be advised here nearer the time. 

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Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Lewes Raft Race!

The Wailers will be setting sail along the River Ouse in Lewes as part of this wonderful event!  We will be in a boat or two, singing our Shanty’s and songs as we splash up and down the Ouse, Mostly between The Harvey’s Brewery and the Playing field beyond Tesco’s by the footbridge.  We will also sing some songs on-shore from time to time!
This is a great event for all the family!

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Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

'Folk by the Water' Weekend at The Bridge, Shoreham-by-Sea

Times to be Confirmed.

The Wellington Wailers have been invited to this wonderful annual event, celebrating the wide world of Folk Music and Song at this great venue. If weather is kind, the events take place outside the pub on the Riverside.  This is a FREE EVENT and showcases some of the finest singers and musicians from West Sussex and beyond.  A good way of spending a weekend with lovely people.  If you can stay over ‘till Monday, the evening at this same venue, is the ‘monthly tune and song session’ in the bar.  You and your friends can make this a three-day Festival!

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Aug
16
8:30 PM20:30

The Welly Wailers at The Welly!

Our 'Spiritual' Home; and 'Safe Harbour' We perform here once a month,  and perform our sea songs and shanties, along with the odd song or two of life onshore.  A lovely pub with a ride range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for live Ales and real Music!  See http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/ 

 

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Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Wailers at The Welly

A lovely pub with a wide range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for real music and live beers!  See: http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/

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Nov
15
8:30 PM20:30

The Wailers at The Welly!

The Wellington Wailers will be back at The Duke of Wellington (BN43 6RE),  for our monthly session of Sea Songs and Shanty’s.  Come along and join the jovial atmosphere while enjoying some of the best Ales and Ciders around.  Bring your friends, join in with the choruses and have a great time!

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Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

St Mary de Haura Lunchtime Concert

This will be the third year we have been invited to this splendid and Iconic venue, in the Centre of Shoreham-by-Sea, as part of a series of Lunchtime Concerts. (BN43 5ZP).  The acoustics are amazing within this beautiful Norman Church.  Admission is free. A collection is taken for the church.  Bring your family and friends!

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Dec
20
8:30 PM20:30

The Wellington Wailers Christmas Party Night!

Its that time of year again, It’s Christmas!  The Wellington Wailers will be in festive mood for a seasonal night of well-known carols, seasonal songs, along with good ol’ sing – a – long Shanty choruses to join in with. We will be at The Duke of Wellington (BN43 6RE) Great atmosphere especially at this time of year.  Bring your friends and dress up with lots of ‘sparkle’. 

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Jan
5
4:30 PM16:30

'Wassailing Night' at The Duke of Wellington

DATE AND TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED

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Wassailing is a lovely old tradition or custom that has taken place throughout the country for hundreds of years.  Like many Winter Festivals, it has become a day, where old customs and beliefs have combined to make this a day of Celebration and fun. It is usually on the 6th January, which is the 12th night after our ‘modern’ Christmas, but is also still Celebrated as the ‘Old Christmas day’ by many (Calendars have changed, and some religions and cultures still mark this as a special festive day)  It is also referred to as ‘Three Kings Day’!  The custom we are specifically marking is the rebirth of Apple Trees to flourish and grow more apples this year.. so that ‘We may have more Cider when we call….!’  Help Members of Sompting Village Morris, The Wellington Wailers and guests, chase away the evil spirits.  This all takes place at the Duke of Wellington (BN43 6RE) Great atmosphere especially at this time of year.  Bring your friends and dress up with lots of ‘green’

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Jan
17
8:30 PM20:30

Wailers at the Welly

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Our 'Spiritual' Home; and 'Safe Harbour' We perform here once a month, (at least) and perform our sea songs and shanties, along with the odd song or two of life onshore.  A lovely pub with a wide range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for live music and real bar staff! 

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Feb
21
8:30 PM20:30

Wailers At The Welly

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Our 'Spiritual' Home; and 'Safe Harbour' We perform here once a month, (at least) and perform our sea songs and shanties, along with the odd song or two of life onshore.  A lovely pub with a wide range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for live music and real bar staff!  See http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/

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May
17
8:30 PM20:30

Wailers at the Welly

Our 'Spiritual' Home; and 'Safe Harbour' We perform here once a month, (at least) and perform our sea songs and shanties, along with the odd song or two of life onshore.  A lovely pub with a wide range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for live music and real bar staff!  See http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/

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May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Sompting Village Morris Mystery Bus Tour

Sompting Village Morris are hosting their Annual Mystery Bus Tour  in and around West Sussex.  They have invited guest Morris Dance Sides to join them in this tour visiting some lovely sites and venues. No doubt the odd Pub too!  Some Members of The Wellington Wailers will also be onboard, keeping an eye on the beer barrels and no doubt helping out with the odd shanty or two.  Keep your eyes open and come and join the fun if you can find us!!

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May
1
6:00 AM06:00

Sompting Village May Day Celebrations - Shoreham-by-Sea

The Wellington Wailers will be observing and celebrating the May Day Celebrations in Shoreham-by -Sea, hosted by Sompting Village Morris. The Events start at 0600 AM !! with Dance displays and processions. plus, the Crowning of The New May Queen! A lovely spectacle and a great seasonal Festival.  There is likely to be some singing and playing in the odd pub during the morning and lunchtime! So be warned!

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Apr
19
8:30 PM20:30

Wailers at the Welly

The Duke of Wellington - our 'Spiritual' Home; and 'Safe Harbour' We perform here once a month, (at least) and perform our sea songs and shanties, along with the odd song or two of life onshore.  A lovely pub with a wide range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for live Ales and real Music!  See http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/

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Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Railway Inn, Portslade

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The Wellington Wailers will be hosting a ‘Shanty night’ from 7.00 PM on Easter Sunday, We will be giving the evening a ‘nautical flavour; with some good ol’ Sea Shanty’s and some saucy ’ Songs of The Sea’.  Lots of great choruses to join in with.  It’s a great evening to help you take refreshment and enjoy some great food in a wonderful atmosphere.  And the Pub is right next to Portslade Station (BN41 1GA) for trains and key bus routes into Brighton and surrounding areas.  Bring your friends and set sail with us!  Ahaaaaargh!

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Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Wellington Wailers AGM

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Attention All Crew Members!  You are required to 'Be On Deck' for our annual meeting to discuss new ideas, bad ideas, reflect on our success from the past year, and plans for the future. There will also be and a damn good thrashing for Crew Members who stepped out of line this past year!  Arrrrr! 

Give ye ideas and suggestions for inclusion in the AGM to Bosun Bill Brown, as soon as possible!

Will all Crew Members, please check RIGGING and establish the  time and location where your 'annual thrashing' will take place! Ahaaaaaargh!

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Mar
15
8:30 PM20:30

Wailers at the Welly

Our 'Spiritual' Home; and 'Safe Harbour' We perform here once a month, (at least) and perform our sea songs and shanties, along with the odd song or two of life onshore.  A lovely pub with a ride range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for live Ales and real Music!  See http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/

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Feb
15
8:30 PM20:30

Wailers at The Welly

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Our 'Spiritual' Home; and 'Safe Harbour' We perform here once a month, (at least) and perform our sea songs and shanties, along with the odd song or two of life onshore.  A lovely pub with a wide range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for live music and real bar staff!  See http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/

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Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Sea Dogs and Troubadours, Concert at the Ropetackle

  • Little High Street Shoreham-by-Sea, England, BN43 5EQ United Kingdom (map)
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We are delighted to say we have been invited back to the wonderful Ropetackle Theatre and Arts Centre at The heart of Shoreham-by-Sea in March.

This is set to be a wonderful evening of local based performers at The Ropetackle, BN43 5EG. on Friday 02 Feb 18 at 8pm. Featuring; Shady Grove, Laura Ward, Love Minus Zero and The Wellington Wailers. Book now, pre-concert dining is also available from 'Lesleys Kitchen' from 6.30pm but book early!

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Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Wassailing and The Wailers at At The Welly!

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A great line up of Performance and Traditions on this very special '12th Night' or 'Old Christmas Day!  A lovely occasion at The Welly!

A great day of events celebrating this ancient custom Including–

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  • The Wassail Ritual
     

  • 'The Wellington Wailers' Pantomime!'  "Oh no it isnt!" "Oh yes it is!"
     

  • Laura Ward & the 'Risen Road' … and more!

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Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Wellington Wailers Christmas Party

AVAAAAST!  There be a time change to this event due to an early high tide!!  Arrrr! We will now start festivities from around 8.00 PM. to give ye time to sample some of the excelent Ales and Ciders on show afore we Cast Off!
The Wellington Wailers are having a bit of a Christmas Party at the Duke Of Wellington on Thursday 21 December from 8.00pm. We will be singing Festive Songs, Seasional Songs, Carols and some of our old favourites to get us all in the Christmas Spirit! A shanty night with a difference! Come along and spread the chear, drink some beer, and join in with the choruses. Wear something Christmassy if you dare! Ahaaaaargh!

Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for live Ales and real Music!  See http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/

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Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Light Up Shoreham Festival

The Wellington Wailers are very excited to be invited to a new Christmas Event in Shoreham-by-Sea this year!  It’s called ‘Light Up Shoreham!’ and will take place in the Town Centre, from Coronation Green up East Street, Past St Mary de Haura Church and surrounding areas.  This event will be blazing with Christmas lights, Fantastic Stall, Activities for all and Music and Song throughout the evening!  There will be a performance stage, but there will also be song and music in the streets and venues. 

Here is the provisional Running order for Performances:

16.00   Allstars 

16.15       "

16.30   Singing's Cool 

16.45   Seaside Singers 

17.00    Allstars

17.15        "

17.30       "

17.45       "

18.00    Rock Choir

18.15          "

18.30    Whispering Woods

18.45    WW or Good in Parts

19.00    Seven Singers

19.15     Marta Scott Dance Group 

19.30    Wellington Wailers

19.45           "

20.00    Paul Murden

20.15    Floozy Grooves

20.30         "

20.45    Wellington Wailers 

21.00     Closing Finale led by Wellington Wailers

This is going to be big and an exciting Christmas event for the whole family.  It starts at 4.00 pm and continues to 9pm and no doubt beyond in the pubs and cafes. Bring your family and friends!  And have a great evening. when you see the Wellington Wailers come up and say Ahaaaargh!

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Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

The Wellington Wailers Singing at St Mary de Haura Church Shoreham

  • Church Street, New Shoreham, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5DQ (map)
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The Wellington Wailers are part of an event to raise awareness, and funds for the homeless in Worthing and Shoreham.  This will be a good event and St Mary de Haura Church is a wonderful place to sing!  Please come along and give this cause your good support!

12 noon - 1 pm

Ahaaaaargh!

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Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

The History of Sea Shanty’s and Life at Sea at Marlepins Museum

The Friends of Marlipins Museum

Present

An Evening with the Wellington Wailers

A HISTORY OF SHANTIES AND SONGS OF THE SEA

IN WORDS PICTURES AND SONG

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Friday November 10th 2017

Doors Open 6.30pm

The Upstairs Gallery Marlipins Museum

ENTRANCE: Side Entrance in Middle Street

Tickets £15

(Including fish and chips & glass of wine)

All proceeds in aid of the Museum’s Roof Fund

The Wellington Wailers have been invited back, for the third year running, to present an illustrated talk on the Sea Songs and Shanty’s of the Seven Sea’s.  We will also review the history of Shoreham as a Seaport and Shipbuilding Centre, which lasted many years.
This illustrated talk, Presented by John Charlish, will form the first part of the evening, followed by refreshments and a second half of Sea Shanties and many choruses you can all join in with.  This talk has sold out over the past two years of performance, so purchase your tickets now from the Marlepins Museum.
We will be selling our latest CD of Shanty’s on the night, (High Tides and Low Life!) but if you wish to be conversant with the choruses before this evening you can get our CD’s from The Wailers Web Site, from us direct or at SOLD shop or The Duke of Wellington in Shoreham.
See ye there Ahaaaargh!

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Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Wailers at The Welly

Our 'Spiritual' Home; and 'Safe Harbour' We perform here once a month, (at least) and perform our sea songs and shanties, along with the odd song or two of life onshore.  A lovely pub with a wide range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for live music and real bar staff!  See http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/

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Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

The Wellington Wailers at The George Payne Pub Hove

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The Wellington Wailers are delighted to be invited to perform at The George Payne Pub in Hove on Friday 06 Oct 17.  Come along and join in with some of our Bawdy and Rip-roaring Shanty's plus a few Songs of 'Life on Shore' This will be a fun evening that will be a great start to your weekend.  You may need some of the fine ales and ciders available to lubricate your throat and put you in fine voice!

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Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Seasalt, Sevenoaks, Birthday Celebrations!

We have been asked to perform once again by those lovely people at Seasalt to celebrate one year since the opening of a this shop in Sevenoaks Kent!  We will be performing in front of the shop and around the area, at half hourly intervalls, with sea shanty's, songs of the sea, and tales of life onshore!  Seasalt is a Cornish company and its style and image is very influenced by its coastline, coves and harbours around the West Country.  They are also a major sponsor of the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival every June in Falmouth Cornwall.  We are very proud to be associated with them!  Come and see us and say Ahaaaargh! (TBC)

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Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Wailers at The Welly

A lovely pub with a wide range of beers and ciders to give refreshment and lubricate your throat.  Come and join in with some of our many hearty choruses.  Listen to some of our newer songs, and help us remember some of the older ones. A great night for all.  Ahaaaaargh!  Find out more about ‘The Duke of Wellington’, a fine pub for real music and live beers!  See: http://dukeofwellingtonbrewhouse.co.uk/

 

 

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Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

St Mary De Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea - Lunchtime Concert

  • 27-29 East St Shoreham-by-Sea, England, BN43 United Kingdom (map)
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The Wellington Wailers have been invited back again this year, to spend a splendid hour singing inside this wonderful church.  We will be providing a programme of Sea Songs and Shanty’s plus other songs of amusement and diversion for your pleasure.  Great acoustics exist in this fine building, come and join in with us!  it’s a lovely atmosphere and a great venue!

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Aug
27
12:30 PM12:30

The Wailers Set Sail in The Dragon Boat Race at Shoreham-by-Sea

 The Wellington Wailers will, once again be competing in the Dragon Boat Race on the River Adur in Shoreham-by-Sea! There will be Pirates!! We will be setting sail from around 1300 on The River Adur from near the A259 Roadbridge over the Adur. We will try and 'scupper' our competetors who we cant out race!  This is a great family event and a vey colourful spectical.  Come along and cheer on the boats!  All for a good cause!  If you see us, and we atre still floating, come and say Arrrrr!
Timing to be confirmed!  Subject to tides.

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Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Pirates at SOLD, Shoreham Avaaaast!

The Wellington Wailers will be joining with the staff of SOLD in Shoreham-by-Sea, High Street, to celebrate this wonderful Charity Shop, and all the good work it does, and to sing Shanty’s.  Many of the shop crew may dress as Pirates and there could even by a surprise appearance of ‘The Wellington Wenches!’  Arrrr!  The shops crew have put together a wonderful window display depicting those troublesome ladies ‘The Wellington Wenches’! They are also selling our new CD!  In support of the RNLI.   Come along and bring your family and friends!  It’s going to be a lot of fun!

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Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

Private Event - Virgin Atlantic Charity Event at Coombes Farm West Sussex

Private Event!

Them ol' Pirates the 'Wellington Wailers' will be performing at this wonderful private event, nestled in the South Downs National Park above Lancing and Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. We will be singing rousing songs and shanty’s as part of this all day event of family fun, music and song.

BOOK US FOR YOUR VERY SPECIAL EVENT!

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