Monthly Chantey Sings

Next Chantey SingHelen Gilbert

Friday, September 18
8:00 to 10:00 pm
Aboard Steamer Virginia V
Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park,
860 Terry Ave N

with Helen Gilbert

Helen Gilbert hails from England and has a delightful voice flavored with her native accent.  She leads the Third Thursday Pub Sing at TS McHugh’s, and you might see her Morris Dancing around the Northwest.  Along with traditional ballads, she also sings maritime songs, and was a collaborator in compiling the Port Townsend Chantey Book.

Sea Chanteys and other maritime music celebrate our connections to the sea, boats, and those who sail them.  They include work songs and foc’sle ditties with great choruses that tie our present day maritime traditions and lore to those of the past. The call-and-response form makes these songs easy to learn and fun to sing for adults and children alike. Come and lead a song of the sea or just join in on the chorus.

Admission is free but donations to benefit maritime preservation are welcome.  Fun for folks of all ages!  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Hosted by Wayne Palsson.