with David Kessler
David Kessler will lead the July sing-a-long aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss at Lake Union Park.
David Kessler grew up in New England, singing with family and friends. Although he’s a relative newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, David is no stranger to chantey sings, having co-founded the MIT Chantey & Maritime Sing, the North-East Chantey Sing calendar, the Single Malt & Song Society, and the Liberty Clipper’s annual Black Tot Day sing and sail. He learned to sail as a teenager and has crewed on a variety of boats and ships — from dinghies, to a Tartan 30, to the tall ship H.M.S. Rose.
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.