Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aye, Mateys! The Whateverly Brothers be leading our November 12th Shanty Sing at the NWMC in Port Townsend!

Join us for another FREE, family-friendly community song circle, where "singin' is encouraged but knot required." Wednesday, November 12th from 6pm to 8pm. Coffee and tea provided.

The Whateverly Brothers Chris Glanister (left) and Dan Roberts (back)

As the eldest brother, Dan has the most experience in music and performing. Raised in the Bay Area and coming of age in Berkley (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 allow him to sing lead, bass, or make strange noises. He also plays a mean set of spoons. He also admits to being a recovering elementary school teacher.

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 and 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 to his musical lineup, and loves the Scottish and maritime influences in the music he plays.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

October 8th, Save the Date. Join us for Another Rousing Song Circle with Mark Olson!

Join Mark Olson and shanty sing crew for another rousing Sea Shanties Song Circle at the Northwest Maritime Center on October 8th at 6:00p.m. Always a free, and family-friendly community gathering.

Wooden Boat Festival 2014 Photo Credit:
Kim Carver, Editor of Jack Tar Magazine

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ahoy, Mateys! The 38th Annual Wooden Boat Festival

The 2014 Wooden Boat Festival is coming up September 5-7 in Port Townsend. Check out the Festival Schedule including the Shanty Sings on Friday and Saturday nights.

Good Times with Matt, Dan and Chris - Center Stage

Monday, July 28, 2014

JW Sparrow returns for August 13th Song Circle

JW Sparrow returns to lead the August 13th Song Circle at the Maritime Center in Port Townsend!

Click here for more about John Sparrow. You won't want to miss this Song Circle. Sparrow is an amazing and entertaining storyteller and balladeer!


Thank you to our sponsors: Northwest Maritime Center, Courtyard Cafe, Pippa's Real Tea and the Pizza Factory

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Singin' Shanties down below at The Cellar Door June 11th!

Hey-Oh, below, below

Stowin' sugar in the hold belo-o-w

Sing it to me now, Huh!

Hey-Oh, below, below

Stowin' sugar in the hold belo-o-w....

Join Mike James and other shanty enthusiasts singin' shanties down below at The Cellar Door for the first time. Located at 940 Water Street in Port Townsend, an intimate venue, down the stairs, below street level, with a great selection of food and beverages.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Maritime Showcase at 2014 Northwest Folklife Festival

"Folklife has begun and is in full swing. If you are planning to attend the Maritime Showcase at the Traditional Stage on Saturday (3 to 6 pm), I recommend that you bring a festival chair for yourself. There are not a lot of seats for folks at that stage. Looks like the weather is going to hold for Saturday. Note to that the times in the on-line schedule are correct, and those in the printed schedule are not correct. 
Also a quick correction and note for Tom Rawson's performances. On Saturday, 7:10 p.m. Tom is at the Folklife Cafe with his regular repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk songs. Tom will be leading a Pete Seeger kids songs sing along, but that will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Cornish Courtyard.
Check out the festival web site schedule on your own by clicking here."
Saturday, May 24
The Maritime Showcase at the Trad Stage 3 to 6 pm:
3:00pm The Baggywrinkles Trad Stage3:30pm John Gothard Trad Stage 4:05pm Strikes A Bell Trad Stage 4:40pm Broadside and the Handsome Cabin Boys Trad Stage 5:10pm Shanghaied on the Willamette Trad Stage 5:40pm William Pint & Felicia Dale Trad Stage \
2:00 pm Children's Pete Seeger Singalong with Tom Rawson Cornish Courtyard
7:10pm Tom Rawson Folklife Cafe 
Sunday, May 25
12:00pm Songs of the Columbia EMP JBL Theatre (Narrative Stage) 6:00pm John Denver Sing Along Cornish Courtyard (Workshop with Dan Maher and Nadine Sanders)
7:00pm Sea Chanteys and Maritime Songs Cornish Courtyard (Workshop with Wayne Palsson and Friends) 
Monday, May 26
1:00pm Pete Seeger Tribute: Hosted by Peter McKee, Tom Rawson, Lou Truskoff, Jean Geiger and Dan Maher Fisher Green Stage

Update by Wayne Palsson, NW Seaport Chantey Sing Host