The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169754   Message #4105825
Posted By: Steve Gardham
12-May-21 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: 'Shenandoah' rhythm/meter
Subject: RE: 'Shenandoah' rhythm/meter
I've been advising a local playwright on the use of chanties in his forthcoming production of 'Moby Dick'. I'll let you know how it goes.
He wanted to know if Hull as a major seaport had any links with chanty singing. I had to confess it isn't mentioned in any chanties with the exception of one of Bert's concoctions. There were no collectors in the area until we came along in the 60s and I just caught the end, recording 3 old salts in the 60s singing their chanties that they recalled from before the Great War, 2 Cape-Horners and one on schooners to the Continent.