Monthly Chantey Sings

Next Chantey SingChris Roe

Friday, Jan. 9
8:00 to 10:00 pm
aboard Virginia V
860 Terry Ave N; Seattle, WA 98109

with Chris Roe

Singer, folklorist, and songwriter Chris Roe will lead Northwest Seaport’s January Chantey Sing aboard the historic steamer Virginia V. Chris is a talented musician performing solo and in small groups focusing on tight harmonies and melodies. Chris is known for her strong yet eloquent singing voice that is heard sweetly over the chorus. She plays a variety of instruments and sings in tongues, well French anyway! She will lead the session and keep the music 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. Folks of all ages are welcome.  Maritime music CDs, coffee, tea, and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Hosted by Wayne Palsson.