Monday, November 9, 2015

Whateverly Brothers to Lead November 11th Shanty Sing. ARRGH!

Dan Roberts and Chris Glanister of the Whateverly Brothers will lead the next second Wednesday Song Circle on November 11th.

Video: "Son of a Son of a Sailor" with Pint and Dale and Jan Elliott- Glanister at the Conway Muse, October, 2014

Dan Roberts - "As the eldest brother, Dan has the most experience in music and performing. Raised in the Bay Area and coming of age in Berkeley (he swears he has no memory of that), he also studied opera and received the training that makes his voice one of the most notable and powerful in the folk music community. A true folkie, Dan’s repertoire spans decades. It also spans three octaves which allows him to sing lead, bass, or make strange noises. He also plays a mean set of spoons and admits to being a recovering elementary school teacher."

Chris Glanister - "Chris has been hanging around folk music for too many years and it shows (mostly in the waistline...). He grew up in England listening to Burl Ives, Pete Seeger and the popular British folk group, The Spinners, along with Led Zeppelin, the Monkees and lots of classical music. As the
co-founder of the local Seattle celtic band Watch the Sky! he has been entertaining audiences with his whistle playing and vocals for many years.

He started his musical career as a recording and live sound engineer and at some point had to play the music he was hearing. He's since added bohdran, cittern and cowbell and banjo to his musical lineup, and loves the Scottish and maritime influences in the music he plays."

Have another listen - "Haul Away Joe."

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Don't forget...October 14th is our next Shanty Sing at the Maritime Center. We're looking forward to seeing you all.

Breaking news, a switch in song leader. Matt Moeller is unable to make it in October; he will be with us at a later date.
So, this month we will be led by the extraordinarily talented members of the Maggie B Shanty Crew. You are in for a treat!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Hoorah! Sing Shanties & Songs About the Sea - 2nd Edition Now Available!

The second edition of the special expanded maritime music lyrics collection of Stephen Gottlieb Lewis is now available.

Why a second edition?
Well, it turns out that the first edition was hugely popular. The first edition sold out quickly; those copies are now worth their weight in gold. Keep hold of yours, as it will be a collectors’ item in years to come.J

We kept being asked, “Where can I get a copy of the book?” Rumors spread of a mass mutiny, so an effort was launched to satisfy the demand. We took the opportunity to make some minor corrections, while keeping the page numbers of the songs the same as in the first edition.

Where can I get a copy of the new edition?
You can get a copy of this second edition, at the same reasonable price of only $11.95, from The Chandlery at the Maritime Center. But hurry, this may turn out to be just as popular as the first edition.

A special thanks to Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann who have been stalwarts in researching and compiling material for the update.
"The reprint is distinguishable from the first books by its new cover, an extract of a photograph made of the half-brig Daisy, taken by Robert Cushman Murphy. Murphy sailed as a naturalist/passenger on the Daisy in 1912-13. She was the last wind-powered whaling vessel to put in at Grytviken on South Georgia Island."  ~ Ellie Mathews

Also, thanks to those Shanty enthusiasts who contributed edits – you know who you are. This new addition continues to be a beautiful remembrance of Steve Lewis. You should all feel very proud.

And a special thank you to the Northwest Maritime Center and Kim Brooks - Chandlery Manager for your support as one of our major sponsors, publishing and selling this second edition, and continuing to host our monthly Sing Shanties Song Circle at the Center.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Welcome Chris Gilbert, our new Sing Shanties Admin!

Chris Gilbert has been a part of our Sing Shanties Song Circle for some time now, and has recently accepted the role as our Sing Shanties website administrator! We welcome Chris, not only appreciating him stepping into the task of updating our web presence and content, but for his lively folk and maritime music as a shantyman and the lead singer and musical performer of his group Happenstance.

More about Chris Gilbert here!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Matthew Moeller to Lead October 14th Shanty Sing!

Matthew Moeller is a gifted shantyman and musician who hails from Olympia. He'll be returning to Port Townsend this October to lead a rousing October 14th Shanty Sing! Read what Mike James has to say on the flyer about Matthew. You won't want to miss this Sing-Along with Matthew Moeller; he's a hoot!

Matthew Greeting Helen Gilbert at WBF

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sea Chantey Sing-Alongs with Wayne Palsson - Wooden Boat Festival

Port Townsend, Washington 
September 11, 12 and 13 - 2015

Sea Chantey Sing-Alongs with Host Wayne Palsson 
in the Marina Room at Port Hudson, 
Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

JW Sparrow leads August 12th Song Circle!

Lots of entertaining information here about JW Sparrow in a blog post from September 12, 2013, when John led his first Sea Shanties Song Circle here in Port Townsend. This will be John's 3rd visit to Port Townsend to lead our Sing Shanties Song Circle. Be sure to save the date and help us spread the word - invite your family and friends!