Fellow followers of Nelson's Blood and The Shifty Sailors,
We are pleased to announce that on June 15th we will be having a Sunset Shanty Cruise aboard the PT-Coupeville ferry, and at the landmark Keystone Cafe. if you would like to attend, all you have to do is show up at the PT ferry dock (we'll be walking on) at 5pm, and then we'll sing our way across to Keystone, eat-drink-and-be-merry at the Keystone cafe, and then sing our way back on the 7.30 or 9.10pm ferry, depending how things go.
What a way to spend a wonderful balmy evening! Hope to see you all there.
Our song leader this month is the award-winning Dano Quinn, who writes and tells the greatest salty tales, and is a great shanty leader. Don't miss it...Dano is quite the character...you'll never hear stories like this anywhere else; stories that have won national awards.
Seattle traditional singer and instrumentalist Chris Roe has been entertaining audiences in the Pacific Northwest since 1983. She was a founding member of the all-female chantey band Broadside, who has toured the west coast from Victoria to San Diego. Her strong interest in traditional music has led her through many a repertoire — songs from the US, Scotland, Ireland, England, France, and French-speaking Canada with a few original compositions for good measure. A concertina and button accordion player, she has joined talents over the years with a wide variety of other musicians, playing for dances as well as for listening audiences. Presiding over her own monthly pub sing for four years and facilitating other song sessions for well over 15 years, she has helped to foster participatory singing in the Seattle area, and she takes great pleasure and pride at uniting people in song.
Wayne has been singing chanteys and maritime songs for over a decade, focusing on songs with rich tones reflecting the fishing and maritime trades.
Wayne is the host of Northwest Seaport’s Chantey Sing Series and sings in the local group "Strikes A Bell".
His own nautical experience on the high seas and local waters helps to anchor his interpretations of traditional chanteys, new and local sea songs, and even a few overlooked classics by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Our song leader this month is the award-winning Dano Quinn, who writes and tells the greatest salty tales, and is a great shanty leader. Don't miss it...Dano is quite the character...you'll never hear stories like this anywhere else.