Sing Shanties Song Circle Calendar


2016 - Port Townsend Sing Shanties Song Circle


Check our schedule and locations below for our 2016 FREE, family-friendly Sing Shanties Song Circle in Port Townsend, Washington:

Thank you to the Northwest Maritime Center for hosting our Song Circles in 2016. The location of our Song Circle is in the upstairs Maritime Meeting Room - West, which is directly across from the NWMC offices, library and restrooms. (Unless otherwise stated.)

Since song circle times bridge the typical "dinner hour", you are encouraged to bring a brown bag snack, take-out... something to satisfy your dinnertime appetite. As always tea will be supplied by Pippa's Real Teas.

Upcoming Song Circle Leaders: 

All events are on the second Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise stated

August 10th - Helen Gilbert
September - No Shanty Sing*
October 12th - Sonia Frojen
November 9th - to be announced
December 14th - to be announced

*We will be singing at the Wooden Boat Festival

Successful Song Circles so far this year:

July 13th J.W. Sparrow
June 8th Matt Moeller
May 11th Nelson's Blood
April 13th Dano Quinn
March 9th David Kessler
February 10th Jim Scarantino
January 13th Wayne Palsson

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

Northwest Maritime Center :: Courtyard Cafe
Pippa's Real Teas :: Tom Booth (Artist)

2015 Song Leaders

January 14th - Wayne Palsson
February 11th - Jim Scarantino
March 11th - Chris Gilbert
April 8th  - Robin Dudley
June 10th - The Lazy Jacks (Vancouver BC female shanty group)
August 12thJW Sparrow
September 11th-12th Chantey Sing-Along at the Wooden Boat Festival - Song Leader - Wayne Palsson, Location: Marina Room 7-10pm
October 14th  - Matt Moeller
November 11th - Whateverly Brothers
December 9th - Dano Quinn

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!

2014 - Song Leaders

February 6 - The Shifty Sailors
May 14 - Wayne Palsson
July 9 - Mike James
August 13 - JW Sparrow
September 5-6 - WBF "Chantey Sing" hosted by Wayne Palsson. 
October 8 - Mark Olson
November 12 - The Whateverly Brothers
December 10 - Dano Quinn

2013 - Port Townsend Sing Shanties Song Circle

JanuaryMike James
February Wayne Palsson
March - Tugboat Bromberg
April - Mark Olson
May - The Shifty Sailors
June - Helen Gilbert
July - Mark Olson
August - Matthew Orr
October John Sparrow
November Dan Roberts
December - Dano Quinn




2012 Port Townsend Sing Shanties Song Circle

January - Mike James
February - Mike James
March - Tugboat Bromberg
April - The Shifty Sailors
May - Helen Gilbert
June - Wayne Palsson
July - Mark Olson
August - The Shifty Sailors 
October - Tugboat Bromberg
November - Mark Olson
December - Dano Quinn

2012 Sponsors

Northwest Maritime Center
Crossroads Music
Friends of the Arts

Local Calendars: PTLeader PDN 
PDN Article: Sea Shanty Sing-Along Set Thursday

Stephen Gottlieb Lewis 1942-2011 – “Lewis doesn’t think the shanty tradition will disappear, as there are several song circles and events like the Wooden Boat Festival that keep the tradition alive.” PDN