Monthly Chantey Sings

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Friday, April 10
8:00 to 10:00 pm
aboard Steamship Virginia V
860 Terry Avenue N; Seattle, WA 98109

with Laura Bassett

Laura Bassett is a New Hampshire native who grew up with folk music and the sea chanteys of the Mystic Sea Music Festival. She was active in the folk singing community in Boston before moving to Seattle. She shares with us her love of both traditional and contemporary sea songs.

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. Folks of all ages are welcome.  Maritime music CDs, coffee, tea, and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Hosted by Wayne Palsson.