Friday, May 13
8:00 to 10:00 pm
aboard Virginia V
Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
Nelson’s Blood, song leaders
Nelson’s Blood out of Port Townsend will lead the May Chantey Sing and will usher in a summer full of maritime music. This new maritime band features the great credentials of Mike and Val James, Chris Gilbert, Jim Scarantino, Annie Scarborough, and Jay Hagar who are fast becoming the old salts of the Salish Sea. They have been singing up a storm at the Port Townsend chantey session and have been doing a few gigs around the Peninsula. They will keep the session rolling along.
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.