The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9242   Message #59508
Posted By: harpgirl
21-Feb-99 - 08:47 PM
Thread Name: sea shanties
Subject: RE: sea shanties

Well, Matthew Bram, you will be a welcome addition to our Mudcat family, as Big Mick would say. In your Newfoundland collecting did you run across any dear old ones singing "Sweet Forget Me Knot?" I am enchanted with this song and my band the DoneyGals is working up a rendition of it with double psalteries as well as our voices. I would love to hear more Newfoundland songs! Are your field reordings collected anywhere the public might have access to them? We have had some lively and interesting discussions about sea shanties which you can find by doing a "forum" search with sea shantie as the search word. We have many collectors of shanties on this site and wickedly good singers they are as well, I might venture!! harpgirl