The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #172462 Message #4174772
Posted By: meself
17-Jun-23 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: New Chanties Documentary
Subject: RE: New Chanties Documentary
I would think that, more generally nowadays, anyone singing outside of a more-or-less formal performance context is seen as, at best, eccentric, at worst, pretentious; I would expect this to apply as much at sea as elsewhere - with the added element that explicit singing of chanteys and sea-songs might suggest being caught up in some kind of romantic fantasy about the very life and work you're involved in.
Just watched the doc - excellent work!