At the Swanage Folk Festival this year are the Wareham Whalers, with their powerful sea shanties.
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From: Wareham
Cost: £20 for the session, or get a weekend ticket.
Wareham Whalers

When to see Wareham Whalers

Sunday evening in the main marquee (Sandpit field). Click here to see the other bands playing in that session.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets early.

Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


Get tickets for the whole weekend, or for individual concerts. Click here for more details.

Wareham Whalers

Wareham Whalers have been performing shanties and sea songs for over 15 years. Their style reflects that used on board the sailing ships to accompany the hard work needed to be carried out.

The Wareham Whalers aim to capture the strength of this music, there’s never a dull moment when the Whalers are about!

They sing Shanties in the way they would have been sung for work on board ship and for the rare moments of recovery down below.