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The Wellington Wailers Sea Shanty Crew

Over the years, the Shoreham-born Wailers have seen built a reputation for entertaining performances featuring boisterous singing and close harmonies.

Led by their irrepressible Shantyman, Mike Green, they present a highly individualised acapella renderings of songs and shanties from the days of sail. Days when ships were propelled around the world with only the strength of the wind and the sinews of the men aboard, for whom a song lightened the heavy work required to keep these massive ships on course and afloat.

As well as their regular sessions in local pub Duke of Wellington, the Wailers have recently been found singing at such events as the Newhaven Beer Festival, South Downs Folk Festival, Brighton Fishing museum and regularly feature at the International Sea Shanty Festival at Falmouth Through their gigs and sales of their two CDs, the Wailers have donated a massive £7000 to the RNLI Shoreham by Sea Lifeboat Station.

They are now looking forward to their fourth appearance on the Ropetackle stage to once again regale the audience with songs featuring maidens won and lost, bad food and worse treatment, deaths at sea, fish caught and battles won!

Folk, seashanty

Saturday 12th March 2022 - Starts 8PM


  • star rating  A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b
    July 28, 2019
  • star rating  Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
    July 15, 2019
  • star rating  We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

    lhrhkg
    December 29, 2019
  • star rating  Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

    Sula062014
    August 8, 2019
  • star rating  Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

    johnoE8348BW
    February 2, 2020
  • star rating  Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!

    BIves24
    January 19, 2020
  • star rating  Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

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    July 28, 2020
  • star rating  A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    P5713BRevieb
    July 28, 2019
  • star rating  Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
    October 14, 2019
  • star rating  Attended the venue for a gig by the Kubricks, this was our first visit to the Ropetackle and it will not be our last. Excellent staff on arrival being extremely... read more

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    October 28, 2021
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