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April Chantey Sing

Nelson's BloodNelson’s Blood will lead the sing at the Center for Wooden Boats. This band from Port Townsend will keep the singing session rolling along.  All are welcome to lead a song or just join in on the chorus.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.

March Chantey Sing

Dano QuinnCaptain Dano Quinn will lead the March Chantey Sing at the Center for Wooden Boats. Being close to St. Patrick’s Day, there will surely be a few maritime Irish 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.

February Chantey Sing

Dan Roberts will lead the sing at the Center for Wooden Boats.Dan Roberts

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.

Greet The Season

The partners of Lake Union Park’s annual Greet the Season features live music, ship tours, crafts, and many other fun activities for all ages. The event opens at 10 a.m. and continues all day, ending with the send-off of the Christmas Ships at 7 p.m.

The historic ships Virginia V, Arthur Foss, Swiftsure, and Lotus will be open to the public.  Here is a schedule of events aboard the Virginia V:

10 am–7 pm  Open ship (free hot drinks, snacks, and ship tours)
10 am–6 pm  Maritime Folknet presents live music (complete music schedule here)
10 am–5 pm  Discovery Modelers Education Center presents signal flag making

A complete schedule of the day’s activities is available at www.atlakeunionpark.org/GreetTheSeason

October Chantey Sing

spanaway baySpanaway Bay will lead the August chantey sing aboard the historic steam ferry Virgina V. Kent and Carol will keep the session rolling along. All are welcome to lead a song or just join in on the chorus.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.

Jeff Warner in Concert Oct. 8

Jeff Warnerat Center for Wooden Boats

Jeff Warner returns to Seattle in maritime-focused concert on Saturday, October 8th at 8:00 p.m. at the Center for Wooden Boats.

Jeff is among the nation’s foremost performer and interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages, and mountain tops, rich in local history and a sense of place, bring us the latest news from the distant past.

Jeff grew up listening to the songs and stories of singers that his parents Frank and Anne Warner recorded in folksong collecting trips through rural America. He accompanied his parents on their later field trips, and through these songs, connects us today with the everyday lives and artistry of 18th and 19th century folks.

Sailor songs, banjo tunes, and mountain songs make for a diverse concert for all-ages. “Jeff will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the land you live in” (Caffé Lena, Saratoga, NY).

 

Classic Workboat Show

Classic Workboat Show 2016Come down to the Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park to join in the fun of the 4th Annual Classic Workboat Show. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience to visit and tour classic and modern working boats including tugboats, fishing boats, training vessels, research vessels, and ex-military vessels! There will be live music, engine demonstrations, food trucks and more! All ages are welcome.