Mariide will lead the July sing-a-long aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss at Lake Union Park.
Mariide, known for her performance teaching of maritime history and lore for schools and museums, has one of the most powerful and saltiest voices around. Mariide’s musical roots are in the 1960s Seattle folk scene, and she has been one of the mainstays of the Northwest maritime music scene ever since. She was the founder of St. Elmo’s Choir, and was one of the original members of the Victory Sings at Sea group. In 1966 she became the open-mic host at the Last Exit, a happening that set the benchmark for Seattle open mics. A longstanding social justice and environmental activist, she is known for her witty songwriting on political and social themes.
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.