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Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008

Jon Bartlett 01 Feb 08 - 03:52 AM
Marc Bernier 01 Feb 08 - 07:29 AM
PeadarOfPortsmouth 01 Feb 08 - 08:38 AM
Charley Noble 01 Feb 08 - 09:26 AM
GUEST,Guest, JS 01 Feb 08 - 07:36 PM
Greg B 01 Feb 08 - 07:51 PM
Jon Bartlett 01 Feb 08 - 08:41 PM
Barry Finn 01 Feb 08 - 09:43 PM
GUEST,iancarterb 02 Feb 08 - 05:22 PM
GUEST,Guest SJW 15 Feb 08 - 03:38 PM
Rabbi-Sol 15 Feb 08 - 03:47 PM
Barry Finn 15 Feb 08 - 04:57 PM
GUEST,Guest PJF 15 Feb 08 - 08:13 PM
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Barry Finn 21 Feb 08 - 01:10 AM
GUEST,jon campbell-jcampbellwampum 01 Mar 08 - 11:44 AM
Charley Noble 06 Mar 08 - 09:45 PM
Anglo 07 Mar 08 - 01:10 AM
Anglo 07 Mar 08 - 01:25 AM
Linda Kelly 07 Mar 08 - 04:38 PM
Charley Noble 07 Mar 08 - 08:07 PM
GUEST,Marge Bruchac 09 Mar 08 - 10:38 PM
GUEST,Pamela from Ithaca 10 Mar 08 - 11:28 AM
Charley Noble 10 Mar 08 - 02:35 PM
Anglo 10 Mar 08 - 05:43 PM
Charley Noble 17 Mar 08 - 07:24 PM
Joy Bennett 18 Mar 08 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,Guest PJf 18 Mar 08 - 12:50 PM
Charley Noble 18 Mar 08 - 01:13 PM
GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band" 18 Mar 08 - 01:19 PM
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Subject: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 03:52 AM

A new thread for 2008's Festival. Me & Rika are planning on coming again, and looking forward to singing with Mr Finn and "Whispering Don" Sineti. By the by, do east coasters know Zeke Hoskin's "Valparaiso in a Rowboat"?

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 07:29 AM

Jon! I look forward to seeing the both of you. We will Have to have a song and a drink together.

Marc Bernier


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 08:38 AM

Planning to make it this year. It will be a first for me, but I've go to make it...I think Curmudgeon will ban me from the shanty sessions in Portsmouth if I miss this year. ;-)

Looking forward to meeting my fellow 'catters.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 09:26 AM

So let's reprise who has acknowledged being invited so far as performers:

Johnson Girls
Bob Zentz
Danny and Joyce McLeod

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest, JS
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 07:36 PM

I brought out 'Valparaiso in a Rowboat' at a DC area shanty sing, and no one seemed to know it, though it went over well. I picked it up from Dan Roberts in Seattle, who does a great ukelele style mandolin accompaniment, so my experience of it is as a west coast song.

Hope to make it to Mystic this year for the first time.

JS


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Greg B
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 07:51 PM

Wow. "Great" "ukelele" and "mandolin" used in the same sentence.

There's a first.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 08:41 PM

Thanks, JS - it's a cracker of a song and I'm glad it's getting known. See you at Mystic.

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 09:43 PM

Can't wait to hear you & Rika, Jon, but I'm afraid that I might keep you up past your bedtime, Heh, Heh. I've got a recent one for you hear too, "Venezuela To Trinidad" by Roger Hussey, a crew member on the Norwegian MST* Borjholt, he's one of the Gloucester crowd. He's written a dandy. We'll swap shit instead of spit. This one's been getting so much play between Gloucester & Portsmouth that it's getting killed by requests.

"Whispering Don" Sineti, that's a very cute name forhim, wonder if he'll allow it to stick?

Haven't heard "Valparaiso in a Rowboat" but I'll be looking for it from now until then.


See you all there

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,iancarterb
Date: 02 Feb 08 - 05:22 PM

I've sung Valparaiso in a Rowboat with Mathew Moeller, another Seattle singer. Since he went more or less literally overboard and bought a 1930s wooden boat, the original hole in the water to put money and time into, to live on, I have only seen him twice. I wonder why...


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest SJW
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 03:38 PM

Wow...so many people coming for the first time...are you ever in for a treat. It's always great to meet new people, and I guarantee you this will not be your last time. Can't wait!!! Twin


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 03:47 PM

Sorry but do to a quirk in the Jewish (lunar) calendar I will not be able to make it this year. This is a leap year and the Sunday that I usually go is the eve of the Shavuos holiday. Given the volume of traffic on I-95 I would never be able to make it home by one hour before sundown when the holiday begins. I am no longer permitted to drive or ride as a passenger in a vehicle once the holiday begins.

                                                    SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 04:57 PM

Sol, sorry that you won't be making it, at some point in time I'd be honored to meet up with you.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest PJF
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 08:13 PM

Great a new thread for 2008 . I just found it tonight. Jon and Rika you are getting to be a special part of our festival and it is wonderful to hear that you will be here this spring. Only four months now. Cant wait! Other Twin


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:11 PM

Rick Spencer, former chanteyman and Forebitter member is the new director of the 2008 Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport. The performer roster is set and will be announced soon.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 01:10 AM

Sounds like the "cat's out of the bag" guest.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,jon campbell-jcampbellwampum
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 11:44 AM

Just did "Valpariso" last week with "Shanghaid on the Willamette"out in Astoria, any song about fooling the customs guys is a good one.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 09:45 PM

According to my most recent Mystic Seaport mailing, inviting me to support "Friends of the Sea Music Festiva,l" the acknowledged performers include the Inuit Cultural performers, a trio from Canada, performing traditional throat singing; Calico Jack, a dynamic duo from the Chesapeake Bay; Hand in Hand, featuring Marge Bruchac, an Abenaki Indian and her husband Justin Kennick; and the Johnson Girls (whom I've actually heard of).

I'll probably renew my support.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Anglo
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 01:10 AM

Marge Bruchac is the daughter of Joe Bruchac, an exceptionally fine Native American singer, instrumentalist (flute and drum as far as I'm aware), storyteller, and author, from the southern Adirondacks. Google him. His daughter carries on the tradition with her husband, Justin. They have been performers at the Old Songs Festival in Altamont, NY, and will be there again this year. Highly recommended, at least by me.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Anglo
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 01:25 AM

Find out about Calico Jack
HERE.

Your guess is as good as mine. You can listen to clips of their album HERE.

Perhaps you could offer an opinion?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 04:38 PM

We stayed with Danny & Joyce McLeod last week and they were extremely excited about Mystic, and Pistachio and I in our turn were extremely jealous.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 08:07 PM

Linda-

We'd love to have you join us on this side of the Great Pond. The Mystic Sea Music Festival at its best is the best, and I hope that this year it is the best of best!

But than there's Yorkshire, and all the wonderful things we hear about that are going on there for music.

Whatever is one to do?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Marge Bruchac
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 10:38 PM

Hi, all

Just a clarifying note regarding a post that reads as follows:

"Marge Bruchac is the daughter of Joe Bruchac, an exceptionally fine Native American singer, instrumentalist (flute and drum as far as I'm aware), storyteller, and author, from the southern Adirondacks. Google him. His daughter carries on the tradition with her husband, Justin. They have been performers at the Old Songs Festival in Altamont, NY, and will be there again this year. Highly recommended, at least by me."

My father's name was indeed Joseph Bruchac, but he was a taxidermist and author who passed away years ago. The famous storyteller Joe Bruchac is my BROTHER. My brother IS a bit older than I am, but I guess this means I must look young for my age! So, thanks for the flattery!

Wli nanawalmezi, be well,
Marge Bruchac


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Pamela from Ithaca
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 11:28 AM

Hi all-
Got dates?
Which weekend is the Mystic fest this year?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 02:35 PM

Pamela-

The Festival happens on the second weekend of June, which this year means June 12-June 15 (despite the fact that June 15 is the 3rd Sunday).

See and hear you there.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Anglo
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 05:43 PM

Sorry Marge, my apologies for getting it wrong. I'll apologize in person at Old Songs, where I look forward to seeing both you and your brother.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 07:24 PM

The contracts have been sent out from Mystic Sea Music Festival HQ and I was gratified to receive one.

I'll be sharing a C. Fox Smith Workshop with Danny and Joyce McLeod and with Bob Zentz. We've all poured a lot of energy into reviving interest in Smith's nautical poetry, making the poems accessible on-line to the public, adapting them for singing, and performing the songs. In addition Danny has played a key role in researching this poet's life. The draft anthology of her poems that Jim Saville and I have assembled (and referenced) now contains more than 550 poems, and may be accessed at the Oldpoetry website under her name: click here for website!

I'm certainly looking forward to this workshop, as well as everything else I can get involved in at the Festival. No sleep for me!

I didn't see any mention of any Thursday evening activity this year in the materials I received. Has Thursday been dropped from the schedule?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 10:04 AM

sleep when you're dead! (or so the saying goes)

It's going to be a great festival ---


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest PJf
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 12:50 PM

In all my research about this years festival it seems to come up as June 13-15 which would not include a Thursday schedule. If you have any other info please share.only 8 weeks to go!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 01:13 PM

Thursday evening at Mystic has traditionally been a smaller "setting out" evening concert, not particularly well attended in recent years but it served the useful purpose of shaking down the equipment and helped ensure that other things got done before Friday rolled in.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 01:19 PM

Charley Noble,
                Re C.Fox Smith, if you would be interested in our song version of "Gerrrans Churchtown" give me a shout on hills636@btinternet.com
                                           Regards,
                                             John


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 09:01 PM

Johnston Girls? REALLY? I'm so excited, my friend Allison Kelly's one of them!

Catfeet, who's trying to convince another adult to go with her to wrangle children


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Mar 08 - 09:42 PM

John-

I'm always interested in new adaptations of CFS poems for singing. I'll follow this up with you via e-mail soon.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Mar 08 - 01:41 PM

I was just speaking to a representative of the vendor who's in charge of CD sales. He said they are in the process of modifying their check-in procedures to better accommodate performers. It sounded to me as if it would be a great improvement over how CD sales were run for the past two years.

The details are still being refined but I think most performers will be pleased.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 08 - 12:02 PM

I understand that theThursday night concert has been dropped for the 2008 festival.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 11:41 PM

I'm not seeing much chat about the Festival - this date last year, there were 69 posts on last year's Mystic thread. Wassup?

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 03:23 AM

We were just waiting for you to "bellow Up" Jon.

Does anyone know if the performers list is out yet. From the little I know it sounds like it'll be a grand time but then it always is. Does anyone know what the symposium is gonna focus on. Seeing as I wasn't asked to volunteer this year (it wasn't me, I wasn't even there last year, I swear) I'll get to hear what ever I choose & that's gonna be the 1st time in over a decade, & that's great. I haven't been able to catch the whole symposium in, in I can't remember how long. Jon & Rika your's a few yrs ago was the last one I caught & one of the best too.
I have to thanks my guardian angel for hosting a floor spot for me, Jon & Rika, without that I know I wouldn't have been able to afford it this year. You know who you are angel, just wanted to say thanks again.
After missing last year due to a nephew getting married out in San Francisco (ya Mario, those relatives that don't know or care about Mystic should be disowned) I'm pretty phyc'd about this one.
Have aother wedding in San Francisco this August, my niece is getting married, thank God for the woman, they're far more intellegant.

Speaking of the West Coast, any West Coasters besides Jon & Rika coming over for this?

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 03:33 AM

I should've checked 1st before asking here's a list of performers:

Barnacle - Westerly, RI. Dynamic Quartet featuring remarkable intrumentals.

Bob Webb - Phippsburg, ME. Banjo wizard and the "King of Chanteys".

Bob Zentz - Norfolk, VA. Multi-instrumentalist singer of songs old and new.

Calico Jack - Maryland. Contemporary and traditional music of the Chesapeake.

Charlie Ipcar - Richmond, ME. Contemporary and traditional sea music and shanties.

Cliff Haslam - Madison, CT. Icon of the CT sea music scene.

Danny O'Flaherty - New Orleans, LA. Celtic Balladeer.

Danny & Joyce McLeod - Newcastle, UK. Geordie singers and C. Fox Smith scholars.

Finest Kind - Ottawa, Canada. Featuring Ian Robb, Shelly Posen and Ann Downey.

George Ward - Rexford, NY. Canal Balladeer. Traditional music of America 's Canals.

Hand in Hand - Marge Bruchac & Justin Kennick. Northampton, MA.
Native American and New England Traditions.

Inuit Cultural Perfomers - Ottawa, Canada. Featuring native Inuit vocals and dancing.

Jeff Davis - Woodstock, CT. Extraordinary performer of Traditional American music.

Johnson Girls - New York, NY. Powerhouse all-female chantey group.

Mystic Seaport's Chantey Staff - Mystic, CT.

Robbie OConnell - Franklin, MA. Contemporary and Traditional Irish-American Songs.

Sheri Mortimer - Groton, CT. Traditional Irish songs and ballads.

Trouz Bas - New-England based band performing traditional Celtic music.


I've been dying to hear Trouz Bas, I'm a bit bais, the drummer's, (best bodhram player & maker in the States, that's not bais) an old roomamte & great friend

See Mystic Sea Music Festival here

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Susan of DT
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 06:27 AM

Of course Dick and I will be at Mystic.

Do any of you people who don't usually come to Mystic need mudcat tee shirts so we can find you? Dick and I have them in the US and Bill Sables has them in the UK. Order them soon since Dick and I will be in Alaska for most of May. Another possibility is to reserve a shirt and have us bring it.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 07:33 AM

George Ward! Nice choice. We're sure to hear some great ballads.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, still in the wilds of Long Island but about to make a run for the Orient Point Ferry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,campbell
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 09:09 AM

Barry, Robbie O'Connell has been over here in RI for a couple of years now, having left Franklin. He came to the Providence session this week at Local 121 and he and Roxanne sang some lovely duets, maybe you'll get 1 or 2 this year at the event


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 11:42 AM

Hope so.
Thanks Jon, I didn't know Robbie did Irish stuff. If your dust off your pipes maybe we could round up a session. HeHeHe

There's still a session that some of the Village Coach House regulars attend in Brighton at the Greenbriar but you probably know that, some fifer probably been keeping you up to snnuff.

Tell Mance I say hi & am looking forward to seeing him for the weekend

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,BarnacleBabe
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 04:39 PM

Any news on the performers schedule yet? The lineup on workshops? Concerts? Just curious.



Looking forward to June :)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 08:38 AM

"didn't know Robbie did Irish stuff."? Barry, what are you smoking?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 08:42 AM

Barnacle Babe-

Scroll up and you'll find a link for performers on the Mystic website.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guests SJW and PJF
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 08:45 AM


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guests SJW and PJF
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 08:50 AM

Sorry about that last blank post...What a great suprise to have the festival posting on line this morning on the Seaport site...on Pam and my birthday(we share one). It was the best present we could get. I love the familiarity of old friends on the list: Cliff, Don, Jeff, Robbie, the Jonhson Girls, Bob Webb..but it is also enticing to see new names for us; Barnacle, Trouz Bras, and Calico Jack...what a delectale menu of maritime fare! And so the countdown begins...MUCH LOVE, the twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 10:17 AM

Marc, now your gonna tell me that he writes alot of his own stuff & that he probably used to sing with his wife too. He's turning out to be a watery many faucet fellow.
I did know about his Irish side, I wasn't smoking, just chuckling with Jon.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Barnacle
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 04:32 PM


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,BarnacleBabe
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 04:49 PM

Sorry about the blank. I'm new to this posting thing.

Thanks, Charlie. I see the listing of performers but I see no listing of the date and time performers are on stage and what performers are assigned to do which workshops. I was curious as to whether any other performers had received that information yet.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 09:48 PM

That information has not yet been published to my knowledge.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 10:08 PM

BarnacleBabe-

I've received no information with regard to workshop schedule yet.

But, be assured, there are always three things worth seeing and hearing happening simultaneously!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: radriano
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 01:29 PM

Doesn't look like I'll make it to Mystic this year.

Sing one for me, guys!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 03:31 PM

Richard-

Sorry to hear that. Does that mean we can cover all of the songs that you and Peter have worked up?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 09:45 AM

My understanding is that the workshop schedule is not finished therefore not published -also the Inuit Cultural Performers will not be attending this year's festival.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: radriano
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 06:00 PM

Charley,

We recorded the songs to get them out there so sing away, me bucko!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Celtaddict
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 11:45 PM

H. Twins: You do know at least some of the members of Barnacle: headed up by the finest bones man/percussionist around, Tim Reilly.
You are all going to love Trouz Bras! They are amazing. Be ready for a true Fest Noz (night festival; dance until daylight). AND you will get a chance to see them again as they will be back for Celts & Currachs in New London.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,BarnacleBabe
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 04:27 PM

Hi Celtaddict:

Tim Reilly and Everett Brown formed Barnacle in 2006. You know Tim, of course. Everett was in Wickford Express and then Compass Rose. I was with Compass Rose for a few numbers at the 2004 festival and was part of New England Yuletide. Can't wait for you to also meet Jon Cannon, as well.

Can't wait to see and hear everyone.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: stallion
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 08:03 PM

Well what d'ya know, 2BS&S are looking to be at Mystic 2009! Or maybe NYC in April 2009, I personally would like Mystic but I don't have the casting vote!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 10:03 PM

Stallion et al-

We'll see what we can do for 2009. I might even have a spare CD for show and tell.

April would be a little early for hanging out at the cabin in Maine; you might find the snow drifts distracting. May or June would be fine.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: stallion
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 03:08 AM

Cheers Charley, we have problems slipping our moorings, not wishing to cut the anchor ropes, our owners don't like letting us out to play on our own however if we are going to "work" then it will be different. So offers welcome. Need to talk with Joy B as well, Oh all you lovely people, we miss you all. I will use e-mail regards 2009, cheers
Pete


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Salsa
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 07:10 PM

I was all excited to hear that the Inuit Cultural Performers would be there. The last time someone like that was there was many years ago when Chuna O'Brien came with the Yupik Group. Does anyone know why the Inuit Cultural Performers will not be attending this year's festival?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:21 AM

The word is that due to financial issues left over from previous year, there is once again a strapped budget, we need more genuine acts and fewer revivalist bands, but it's a long, hard paddle


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 04:49 PM

There might be some debate over "more genuine acts and fewer revivalist bands" with regard to who is "genuine" and who is not. A time machine would be nice to have access to, but they are even more dear than fourth generation traditional style singers.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 10:35 AM

I don't believe that the cancellation of the Inuit cultural performers was due to money. It was more to do with the logistics of coming and going in the USA and the problems related to "forign acts" entering the country for the purposes of work. Long standing sophisticated acts have learned from experience and from their agents how to deal with all the red tape. Lessor known and in particular"genuine" cultural acts have a much more difficult time with it all.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Abby Sale
Date: 01 May 08 - 10:12 PM

Hey, Barry - Charlie, I look forward to hearing you live.
And Johnson Girls.
And much so Finest Kind.

Yep, yep, we got talked into getting up there again. Been 6 years.

Tremendously excited.

Are the paths paved yet? I'm trying to decide whether to bring my Rollerblades.

Abby
(original Folking Roly Rounder)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: stallion
Date: 02 May 08 - 01:03 PM

Me and the "Boys" are looking to Mystic 2009 so Hissy's wanna come?, trying to persuade Ron to stay over til July 8th in Boston, Martin will probably be up for it, spouses might kick off, ah well, cross that bridge when we come to it!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 02 May 08 - 01:04 PM

I'm not performing Abby but I'll sing for you anytime. I'm begining to think they won't book me cause of the crowd I run with.
Ya know the song where the verse starts out

"When I was a young lass (lad) me mother used to say
I was such a foolish lad & easily led astray
Before I would work I'd rather sing & play
By the water's side on the banks by the whaler"

Not quite like that, not a bad change, eh? But you get the drift.

I don't know about the paths, it's been a couple of yrs for me too Abby, but I'm sure with money being as tight as it is, everywhere, that you'll find the road's are still a bit rocky, forget the wheelchair bring a windsurfer.
Anyway, it'll be great to see you & Tinker again, it has been a while.
Just to let you know if you bring a flask you won't notice the bumps as much
But you probably knew that, didn't you?
I'm so happy to hear that you'll be making the drive (or are you flying) from North Carolina. I'm getting excited too.
See you there.
Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 02 May 08 - 01:35 PM

It looks like I will be able to attend this year after all. I was under the impression that the festival was taking place the previous weekend as in past years which would have conflicted with the Jewish holiday of Shavuos. I will definitely be there on Sunday the 15th.

                                                    SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 02 May 08 - 03:57 PM

Fantastic list of performers -can you give me some idea of format-is it concerts and workshops or is there an opportunity for singarounds as in most English Festivals (but probably with less alcohol!)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 May 08 - 08:55 PM

It is true that the second weekend sort of splits Saturday and Sunday, or something like that. I haven't check the calendar. The 13, 14, and 15th of June are the relevant dates for all concerned.

My CD's are shrink-wrapped and ready to ship. Other performers might best contact Events Network and make sure they've got everything in order.

I'm certainly looking forward to another extended weekend of good song and companionship.

The following weekend we'll be hosting Bob Zentz up in Maine at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath on Sunday, 7:30 pm. Consider running up to Maine for Zentz and the "Two Lobster Special" at Cook's Lobster House on Bailey's Island.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: stallion
Date: 02 May 08 - 08:57 PM

Linda
Don't pre judge the alchohol bit, we've seen em drink at Portsmouth NH and they can knock it back with the best!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 May 08 - 09:37 PM

Telling tales out of school, are we? Careful or we'll hide the bottles and serve tepid tea...


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Abby Sale
Date: 02 May 08 - 10:32 PM

Hotay! I think what we do is fly in to Providence. From there I put on the Rollerblades and push the wheelchair right in to Mystic. Yep, a couple of flasks and an airhorn and we should be fine.

Linda Kelly -
All that & more. Susan's suggestion to wear a Mudcat (or DigTrad) T-shirt is a good one. I found it a great kick to espy & chat with 'Catters all over the place.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: stallion
Date: 03 May 08 - 06:12 AM

our Sins will find us out! The South Portland den of ubiquitous drinking and revelry in the guise of a Song Circle, beware of the session that starts at lunchtime and lasts until the last has fallen and had a duvet thrown over them. Sins parties are special, well, I don't think the show was put on for our benefit, judging by who's in the cupboard seems to be a regular thing!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 May 08 - 10:55 AM

Linda et al-

Friday and Saturday there is a scheduled late night/early morning shanty/forebitter session (following the evening concert), usually at a dance hall across the street from the Museum grounds. There is a bar in the front end of the dance hall. All Festival attendees and performers are invited to attend and many do.

It's a challenging situation for even a seasoned performer to lead a song there, given the size of the crowd and the hall, and the order is survival of the fittest. Some crash and burn but I've also seen the crowd quiet right down to listen to someone new who may not have a shantyman's roar. Most songs are done without instruments, but instruments are not prohibited. I've never seen anything amplified.

I've observed some grouping in different parts of the hall so that a lead singer might be better supported by friends familiar with the song but other times things get quite dynamic as people dash here and there to join in or even dance!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,anon
Date: 07 May 08 - 10:01 AM

I think the Inuit Cultural Performers are from Canada, some even as close as Ottawa, so I don't see that there would have been insurmountable obstacles in getting them here.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 May 08 - 08:45 AM

The workshop and concert schedule is now posted of the Mystic Seaport website: Click here!

The Friday and Saturday evening concert schedule is posted below:

Friday, June 13

1 - Mystic Seaport Chantey Staff
2 - David Littlefield
3 - Danny O'Flaherty
4 - Hand in Hand
5 - Finest Kind

Saturday, June 14

1 - Danny & Joyce McLeod
2 - Bob Zentz
3 - Johnson Girls
4 - Robbie O'Connell
5 - Trouz Bras

See you all there!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Abby Sale
Date: 15 May 08 - 09:15 PM

Thanks for posting it, Charlie. I seem to recall it's usually much closer to curtain time that this gets posted. Good on whoever did it.

I'd forgotten how crowded the schedule is. I need the full month to decide what to go to. I _want_ to catch all of it...sigh.

But I'm pleased to see you have three appearances there. I finally get to hear you live.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Celtaddict
Date: 15 May 08 - 11:03 PM

Mystic has had Thursday night concerts in recent years, followed by pub sings. No Thursday night events are planned by the Seaport this year, but we will be planning a house concert with Danny O'Flaherty and a singaround after; will post details as they are confirmed.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 16 May 08 - 01:16 AM

Also for those in the Boston area, the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
will host a house concert with Jon & Rika the same Thursday, the evening before Mystic.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest PJF
Date: 16 May 08 - 07:13 AM

My sister and I each got the full workshop schedule yesterday and decided to look at them seperately just to see how much we think alike,after an hour we checked and ours were identical down to the sessions we would have to split between two workshops because there are so many great ones! In preperation for the weekend I pull out a bunch of CDs to listen to ,to get in the mood. The one I have really enjoyed this spring is Choice Cuts by Geoff Kauffman. It is recorded in several concert venues with the emphasis on having the audience participate. I feel like I am at the Friday night concert on Festival weekend just savoring the fact that it has finally come. It would be a good CD to pick up at the seaport in June. Cant wait to see all of you in just about a month.Love The Heavenly Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 May 08 - 09:58 AM

Abby et al-

One of my sets will be nautical poems by C. Fox Smith (with the McLeods and Zentz) I've adapted for singing; my mini-concert will be poems by old sailor-poets such as Burt franklin Jenness, Bill Adams, and John Masefield that I've also adapted for singing; then there's the workshop of humorous songs of the sea where I'll be offering some original warped compositions.

George Ward is another performer I'll be looking forward to hearing more from, along with Zentz and the McLeods.

But then there's also Ian Robb, Cliff Haslem, The Johnson Girls, Bob Webb, Jeff Davis, not to mention all the fine singers associated with the Seaport over the years...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Jon Bartlett
Date: 17 May 08 - 02:04 AM

Looking forward to hearing you again, Charlie. And Barry - really sorry we didn`t meet last year.

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 17 May 08 - 02:50 AM

We'll make up for lost time Jon, we'll REALLY have to party!

Hey, what are you doing up this late? Don't you need to rest up, it's less than a month off. Ha, Ha, Ha

Ouch, ouch, ok, ok, I'll behave.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 May 08 - 09:53 AM

How about the San Francisco crowd? Anyone coming to Mystic this year? Salty Walt usually comes. Peter Kasin and Richard Adrianowicz would certainly be welcome. It's only a hop, skip and a jump over the Great American Desert, or 90 days on a tall ship round Cape Stiff.

And there are all those nautical singers from Seattle and Portland-West.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Celtaddict
Date: 24 May 08 - 09:31 AM

Salty Walt will miss this year as he will be on staff of a 'shanty camp' in Oregon, where he not only will be paid but has the chance to mingle with some of his musical heroes, so I guess we'll have to excuse him. This once.

If anyone is coming in on Thursday let me know, for house concert purposes! (I'll start another thread for that.)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Susan of DT
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 04:26 PM

If anyone wants us to bring a mudcat tee shirt for him/her, let us know what size/color to bring. We won't bring any that are not specifically requested. There are navy and red shirts, small to 3X, not all sizes/colors available.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 11:36 AM

There's just a week or so to go to organize ourselves for attending this incredible sea music festival.

I'm having the van tuned up. My wife is making up her list of what to take (good thing we have the van). It's still too far away to know what weather to expect.

There will also be some post-Festival concerts and other special events that Festival performers will be participating in. I think I'll soon create a "Post-Mystic Sea Music 2008 Concert" thread which hopefully others will add to. I'll be focusing primary on Bob Zentz.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 01:25 PM

Somehow the idea of organizing for this festival seems contrary to its very nature.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 01:30 PM

Dick, I'm all for disorders here, a good dose of ADHD & OCD would do wonders.
Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 08:55 PM

Seven more sleeps!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 09:19 PM

"Seven more sleeps!"

Once you get to Mystic, forget about sleeping! There's too much great singing going on after the evening concerts, over at the dancehall (and several other places with varying degrees of accessibility).

Actually the dancehall itself is not what I'd call wheelchair accessible, unless you have four strong, reliable, and sober friends to lump you up the stairs; and there's no guarantee that they'll be sober enough to assist you back down, although gravity will be of some assistance.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: stallion
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 09:27 AM

Hi all, it's official! 2BS&S are planning to be at Mystic 2009, have a good one for us and enjoy.
Pete


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest PJF and SJW
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 02:21 PM

one more week me Johnnies ,one more week. See you there The Heavenly Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Abby Sale
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 10:34 AM

Charlie, I do remember the dancehall, now that you mention it. In 2002 we went in there. I was quite prepared to carry The Auld One and wheelchair up the stairs myself (although with some trepidation, I admit) but there were a bunch of drunken louts hanging around outside - I'd guessed they couldn't find the door or'd been ousted. Unasked, they kindly rushed over and helped with it all. Bag and baggage, as it were.

We much enjoyed the sing.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 02:44 PM

This is a line-up of very talented performers. I'm looking forward to a great weekend. See you all there.
Dan Milner


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Greg B
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 09:36 PM

...and mind the pond.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 10:45 PM

Greg-

You mean the one with the body floating in it?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Abby Sale
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 10:47 PM

Yes, Dan. We are much excited by it. Several we know and several we've never heard live and have wanted to. And one wacky group called The Johnson Girls.

Females!

And, of course, several we've never heard of but we fully expect to enjoy.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 03:48 PM

100. I'v never done that before so I figured I would. See you all next weekend.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 05:24 PM

With the time drawing so near Marc, it's a good enough reason to refresh this thread.
Getting very excited
I'll probably be a Gloucester's Tuesday eveing shanty sing, there hasn't been a lot of buzz there about Mystic though I do know that some of that Cape Ann crowd will be there. I guess they'll have something to say here or I'll hear from them Tuesday.

Yes, see you all there

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: adventure
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 07:17 PM

Hey Greg,

Who else would have the guts to go swimming in the dark pond at 3:30 in the morning other than a few of us Gloucester folks? Being half Portagee and half Newfie has always drawn me to the wet side whatever and wherever it may be. Been swimming in December, too....and on New Year's day. We seem to have held up well from our swimming experiences. Jon and Rika will be running shotgun with us this year....Finn, well we'll fix him up on Tuesday at our weekly chantey sing. Would not he look great with some orange water wings on hie person. Sounds like a good lineup for the weekend. Hope you are well and in good voice. See you soon.

Doryman and his mate


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 12:41 AM

"Would not he look great with some orange water wings"

Orange water wings my ass. I'll have you know I've swum in ocean places where the closest dirt was over 1 mile below me & the closest land over 1500 miles (Tropic of Cancer), I've swum with sharks & come up close & personnal & face to face with moray ells, played with the porpoises in coral reefs, lived aboard a roadstead 1/2 mile offshore & swum my way to work both ways & then did the same treck most nights just to have a drink with turtles that swim better than you. You young little whppersnapper the only winter swimming that you're capable of is poolside, indoors in the kiddie section where it's less than 3 feet deep & you're sure the lifeguard's on-duty. Now when you get to Mystic let's you go aloft & do a nice swan off the yardarm of the Conrad,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,between the ship's side & the pier. While you're down there see if you can't find my old cell phone & call me on it & the possibaly I'll believe all this about how "wishing well" you can swim.

No wonder Mick & Dan ain't catching any fish in that pond anymore, after you've been doing God know what to with who knows & then went swimming at 3:30. I wouldn't swim in any pond after you've been in, I know what you were eating & drinking & if you keep doing that maybe it's best you don't go diving in the estury at Mystic, for the sake of the local eco system. They won't catch fish there either.

See you Tuesday, when you straighten me out.
I've got a ride, thanks, Judy & Charlie's offered to pick me up & drop me off.   

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 08:01 AM

"I've swum with sharks..." Most likely this was when Barry was much younger and more innocent (if he ever was innocent), for as I recall "The Chivalrous Shark will eat neither woman nor child..." I'm not aware whether the EELS have similar mores.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 02:46 PM

I guess the Big Mick is not able to come to Mystic. I recall he's very busy recording and doing who knows what else. The Mystic River will be my pond this time around. I will be Mickless but, hopefull, not luckless. Took the precaution of buying some triple-X guaranteed Long Island Sound soft rubber lures that look like sardines. Thank God they don't smell the same!

Hope all of you who will be still singing at Frohsinn Hall at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning might pass by Greenmanville Church on your way to breakfast. I'm reading (and singing) a paper about a War of 1812 privateer with a particularly interesting history. The other papers are about the ballad of "Sir Patrick Spens" (very cool) and singing fishermen in Ghana (cool too). Could be a really good morning. I'm also doing the forcastle songs workshop on Saturday and "Irish influence" on Sunday.

There are a lot of people on the program I haven't heard before so I want to get to hear each of them as well as a hearty helping of Ian Robb and Jeff Davis, both of whom are great friends I rarely get to see.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Greg B
Date: 09 Jun 08 - 03:00 PM

I guess all that cold-water swimmin' explains why the
Gloucester girls complain about the Gloucester boys and
dream about those from the Tropic of Cancer...


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 11 Jun 08 - 02:15 AM

I'll se you & Bonnie for breakfast before going over to the Greenmanville church Dan. I take my eggs sunnyside up an' looking at me, toast done light, shall I bring the fruit & the diet soda? No, to early for wine Bonny!

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 11 Jun 08 - 06:37 AM

I will be there all night practicing my speech and slide show. Why don't you run - and I don't mean walk or drive - up to McDonald's and pick me up the Egg McMuffin happy meal? Three sugars and milk please. See you soon, Barry.
Dan


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 11 Jun 08 - 10:42 AM

Would you like catch-up with that Puffin?

I'll be off to see Jon & Rika at a house concert in Concord Ma. tomorrow night then off to the festival in the morning.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 10:25 AM

I'd love to be attending Jon and Rika's this evening as well but I really should make sure that everything is packed for Mystic.

Let's see there's the banjo and concertina, C. Fox Smith materials, CD's, other songsheets, foul weather gear, extra master's guide, Judy and her few essentials (!), and charts. I probably should ensure that I bring my brain along (with its incredible store of arcane songs and notes). And I probably need my voice, and some extra sleep just in case I don't get any over the weekend.

Barry-

We'll endeavor to get to your home port before noon. Will there be hard tack and grog to eat and drink before we swing south?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 12:32 PM

Well, it's Starting. I just spent 5 hrs inspecting then moving Sound equipment to light house point. While I was leaving the Seaport Bonnie Milner was arriving. So as I said it has started. Although there is no concert or pub sing tonight, I plan to drink a lot anyway so I look And feel my best on Friday when the rest of you start to arrive. See you tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 12:41 PM

I'll make some sandwiches up & some snacks. E-mail me with your delight list, cold cuts or salad types (chicken, seafood, tuna, etc).
Mayo or mustard?

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, sunny to partly cloudy, high's in the high 70's to low 80's, lows in the low 60's. Monday the high in the mid 70's & 30% chance of isolated T-Showers. That seems like a lovely weekend for a festival.

see you there
Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 01:32 PM

Hotdogs and Beer.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 03:08 PM

Send our love to Joyce & Danny and fingers crossed Hissyfit will be there next year!It sounds fantastic don't forget to keep us up to date with the happenings!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: beetle cat
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 05:59 PM

Any secret parties on the go tonight at Mystic?
--Mary


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 09:34 PM

Mary-

There are always secret parties. One just has to listen, and then follow the sounds to wherever it is happening, being careful to avoid the "drop off places."

However, one should attend the dancehall shanty shouts after the scheduled evening concert. They are wondrous, although it's somewhat intimidating to raise a song there if one is shy are less aggressive. I have seen experienced shanty singers crash and burn, as they chose the wrong key. But I've also seen people lead a quiet ballad, and the whole hall listen in rapt attention. Generally the scheduled performers attend the dancehall as well, and some are injudicious enough to lead songs there at full throat, risking permanent injury to their vocal chords, tonsils, and things too fierce to mention.

I'll be there, at the dancehall, and I'm not sure what I'll do, but I'll have a great time.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 11:07 PM

I notice that the schedule does not mention the final concert at Lighthouse Point which usually runs from 3 PM until 6 on Sunday, where everyone gets to perform one song.

Is that still on for this year or have they discontinued it to save money?
                                                 SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 01:08 AM

Sol, if you read the regular schedule, look at the bottom of (Sunday's) Children Stage schedule. In small print you'll see that the Children's Parade leaves their stage at 2:45 to final concert.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 10:01 AM

Thank You Barry. Looking forward to meeting you on Sunday.

                                                   SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 14 Jun 08 - 10:36 PM

I could only go for the day on Saturday, but I had a great time! Nice weather - at least during the day. It looks like Mystic was going to be hit by a massive storm that we drove through heading back to NJ.   How did it go Saturday night?

Also, I managed to leave my camera home. I was hoping to add a few photos to my website. If anyone has any photos from the festival that they would like to share online, please e-mail me at wfdutraditions@aol.com. Thanks!!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 14 Jun 08 - 10:50 PM

I am going up tomorrow, Ron. My webmaster will be with me and he will be shhoting photos as well as video. We will try to get some photos to you.

Regards
SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,HandyBilly
Date: 15 Jun 08 - 04:08 PM

Well, it's 1600 on Sunday as I write this, and it's my hope that many who will eventually read it are right now under the canopy at Lighthouse point enjoying the final concert of this year's sea music festival. This is the second year we've missed of the last nine, and our plan is to not miss another for many years.

Though we've listened to a lot of sea music via CD this weekend, we would have preferred to be there with you...but Mystic is a long way from northern Michigan. We look forward to your comments and reviews of this year's event...and if anyone has a spare program from the festival, we'd welcome a copy.

Thanks and warm regards from Suttons Bay,
HandyBilly


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest SJW
Date: 16 Jun 08 - 01:32 PM

It's Monday Morning coming down. I sit at my desk correcting 11th grade literature exams but can't concentrate as shanties still run through my head and visions of friends still fill my heart. Such a wonderful group of people bring this festival to life. So many people hug, chat, kiss, joke and sing together; I can't even wait another 364 days. Where ever you are when you read this, sing your favorite and relive a memory. Till next time...Heavenly Twin Susan


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 16 Jun 08 - 02:26 PM

It was truly a fantastic festival. I feel that it is the best one of all the Folk Festivals here in the north east.

On behalf of myself and the rest of the Borderline Folk Music Club, I would like to extend my thanks to Rick Spencer and the rest of the good folks at Mystic for allowing us to capture the entire 3 hours of the final concert on professional grade video.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jun 08 - 06:41 PM

Here's a short report from another survivor.

The Mystic Sea Music Festival is always a great get-together for the dedicated sea music lover, and probably is the most important annual gathering in the States. As a performer this year I got to experience everything from a different perspective, and it was still a wonderful experience. The weather was fine Friday and Saturday, while a little rainy Sunday morning but not a major problem. The schedule was well organized, the sound crew quite capable, the CD sales procedures for performers a great improvement over last year, and because I was not overworked on Saturday I actually got to attend workshops and concerts of other performers. And the late night shanty sessions were well attended and magnificent.

One highlight for me were the presentations by Bennett Konesni, a young ethnomusicologist (he's listed in the program as a "comprehensive planner and property manager"), who has done a superb job of researching and filming traditional work songs of Ghanian fishermen, Tanzanian farmers, and Mongolian herders. He's also a fine singer and banjo player. It's rare when one encounters such a combination, and I was very impressed.

My C. Fox Smith workshop with Danny & Joyce McLeod and Bob Zentz was well attended and I think we presented a good mix of songs based on her poems with background information on her interesting life. I presented both Danny and Bob with a proof copy of the C. Fox Smith Anthology that Jim Saville and I have been working on for the past few years. And we had a great time afterwards comparing notes on our research.

One other presentations I made was a small concert where I led some songs I've adapted from the poems of Bill Adams, Burt Franklin Jenness (whom I refer to as the old-sailor poets), and C. Fox Smith. My wife Judy provided guitar accompaniment on a couple of these songs, a first for her at the Festival. I also took part in a workshop of Humorous sea songs, which gave me the opportunity to lead my song about the cow that sinks the Japanese trawler ("A Cowardly Act"), my shanty version of "Wake Up Little Suzi" (reworked as "Wake Up Susianna), and the favorite song of the Maine windjammer crews: "Dramamine" by Talitha MacKenzie.

Finally I presented "Mid-Watches" by World War 1 Navy Surgeon Burt Franklin Jenness as my contribution in the closing concert. It was all great fun and someone, not my immediate family, purchased half the CD's I brought down.

Barry Finn was great company on the way down to the Festival and the way back, and he's an amazing person to watch (and listen to) at the after hours shanty sessions. Full-throated presentation still doesn't adequately describe what Barry does. There's also has selection of songs, his careful reworking of them so that you'd swear he had just been paid off from some three skys'l-master and was off on a sailortown spree. I don't think there was an evening that Barry got to bed before 4 am. I was tucked in by 1:30 am and got a good 4 hours sleep every night; well, I did have some responsibilities. I did lead an a capella version of "West Indies Blues" at the Friday evening shanty shout that people picked up on but mostly I was watching and listening to what other people were doing.

There certainly are a lot of memories that are going to flash through my mind from this Festival in the comings weeks: Bob Zentz telling the tragic story of the "Nancy Bell"; Danny and Joyce McLeod (along with their friend) presenting for the first time "Dan - The Chantyman"; Ken Sweeney spirited rendition of "Sixteen Men on a Dean Man's Chest"; the Johnson Girls leading the songs from their NEW CD; Calico Jack singing about our old friend Capt. Bunker and his nautical antique shop the China Sea Marine Trading Company; Dan Milner telling the story of the 1812 privateer "General Armstrong"; Finest Kind with their fine traditional style singing, their harmonies, and instrumental work; the Native American stories and songs from Hand in Hand; Jeff Davis as Jeff Davis; George Ward's fine song "The only Cure for XXXX is a Bottle of Rum"; Jon Barlett and his wife Rika with their incredible energy and style at the shanty shouts ...

And I got to meet up with a few Mudcatters that I hadn't encountered beyond the virtual reality of the Mudcat Forum.

And, yes, we breakfasted every day at Kitchen Little.

Now we have a whole week of follow-up musical activity which you will hopefully read about in other threads.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, not as exhausted as I should be!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jun 08 - 08:57 PM

Lazy bunch of lay-abouts!

What are you doing, sleeping!

Oh, it should be "Sixteen Men on a DEAD Man's Chest" up above. Who the hell would be "Dean"?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, who may need some more sleep...


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Guest PJF Twin#2
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 07:16 AM

Thank you everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the most wonderful festival, the family reunion,as we like to think of it. My sister and I spent the entire winter with Mudcat and it helped to make the months between festivals more enjoyable. Rick did himself proud even though he says he is from another solar system. Wherever that is they do plan great festivals. I think we made enough memories to get us through to the 30th. May you all have a year of good health and good music. Love Pam PS my eighth graders cannot understand what I am humming but I dont understand their music either, I thought 50Cents was lunch money!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 09:19 AM

Good job everyone, nice to see you.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 09:33 AM

This is my list of Mudcat sightings at the Festival in no particular order:

Marc Bernier, Barry Finn, Adventure (Peter & Joanne), Anglo (John Roberts), Joy Bennett, Susan of DT, SJW & PJF (Heavenly Twins), Rabbi-Sol, Dick Greenhaus, Celtaddict, Abby Sale, Liam's Brother (Dan Milner), and JudyB. Oh, and Scuttle-Bob (Bob Zentz).

There were a couple of others I met whose names have escaped.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Abby Sale
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 12:08 PM

True...

        Hi ho and away we go,
                Tinker rolling, Tinker rolling
        Hi ho and away we go,
                Pushing Tinker's wheelchair.

Was you ever at Mystic Fest,
        Tinker rolling, Tinker rolling,
Singing chanties with the best,
        Pushing Tinker's wheelchair.

There's plenty to drink and plenty to eat,
        Tinker rolling, Tinker rolling,
(Don't roll over no one's feet,)
        Pushing Tinker's wheelchair.

If you don't watch out and you don't think,
        Tinker rolling, Tinker rolling
You'll soon be floating in the drink,
        Pushing Tinker's wheelchair.


Hmm. Needs Improvement.

But Mystic was excellent in all damn ways.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 12:12 PM

Rabbi Sol,

Will any of the video you shot be making it onto YouTube or posted elsewhere for public consumption?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 07:02 PM

I enjoyed the festival immensely but as always I enjoyed the singing blasts at the German Club across the street the most. That's where everybody gets a chance to "stand in". It may not be as interesting, as educatuional, as informative, as-in-depth but it's as all inclusive as you can get. There was a nice spread of workshops, enough so that all appetites could be satisfied. Still if one could be in 2 places at once it would be an improvement. I have to second Bennet's showing of the worksongs from far off cultures, great job there.
The singing was wonderful, espically Jon & Rika, Danny & Joyce, Finest Kind was the bee's knees though.
Getting to sleep just before 4:00 each morning was just the thing, nothing better than enjoying a very late night sing, not good on the thraot but very good for the sole.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 08:05 PM

Yes, I'd love to see a copy of the final performances on Sunday evening.

What a wonderful, wonderful festival!!!! Kudos to Rick, Geoff, Mark, and all those who put on this festival. Many. many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 08:14 PM

Hi Dave,
         I will be able to tell you more tomorrow. I am going to view and edit it tonight. We have 3 hours worth.

What ultimately happens with it depends on Rick Spencer and the powers that be at Mystic. Technically they own the rights to it.

They gave us permission with the proviso that it not be used for commercial purposes.

If Rick decides that they want to market it through the Mystic Museum Gift shop it can then be available for purchase.

It is professional grade video and the sound is great.

But as I said before, the ultimate decision remains with Rick Spencer and being that he granted permission for us to shoot the video, we will respect his decision whatever that may be.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 08:38 PM

Rabbi-Sol-

What you say makes sense to me.

I do hope that we get a chance to purchase the edited video.

You've assumed a whole lot of responsibility, and I'm sure that your only compensation will be a job well done!

Well, maybe some grateful thanks from we fanatics.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 10:21 PM

Bennett's film was certainly something else!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 09:13 AM

Dan-

It's really rare when an ethnomusicologist nails something so well that a general audience can appreciate the result. Bennett's video of work songs could only be accomplished if he had gained the confidence of the groups he was staying with, understood what they were doing, and were a skilled photographer/editor, not to mention getting the grant to do the work to begin with. The images of that video are still running through my head, the fishing crew hauling in the net in the early morning, the field team breaking up the ground with the beat of the hoes being synchronized with the one-string fiddle and their chants, the calming lullabies by the Mongolian herders sung to help persuade mother sheep, camels, and yaks to accept orphan young for nursing. Amazing, and so well done!

I'm planning to send Bennett a sound file of some similar work songs that I recorded while I was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Gurage lands of Ethiopia from 1967-68. I've never done much with this recording of a chant used to help haul huge banana plants out of the ground for transplanting; it sounds very much like a shanty for lifting the yardarm to place, all modal and building to a climax ending with yips and laughter. When I asked my students what the words were they replied: "You don't won't to know; they're being very rude, Sir!" I think Bennett will be intrigued.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 12:55 PM

And thanks go out to David Littlefield who coordinates the symposium each year and was also this year's assistant festival director.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 09:42 PM

Many thanks to Rick Spencer, Geoff Kauffman, David Littlefield, and everyone who worked so hard to put this festival together.

It was great meeting and hearing all of the different performers from all over the globe. We felt so welcome,learned so much, and had so much fun at the nightly jams.

What a great weekend!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 10:19 PM

I believe that it's Glenn Gordinier who coordinates the Symposium, and I agree that the presentations were excellent this year.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 11:34 PM

not sure who I am talking to but would love the opportunity to purchase (video, cd) of the festival......


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 19 Jun 08 - 04:42 PM

David is the coordinator. Glen is the chair for the symposium. And David certainly deserves applause for his ongoing contributions for many years now.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe
Date: 19 Jun 08 - 11:21 PM

Mark and Rick, I believe, thanks for the wonderful sound. The main stage sound was fantastic. Thanks for running the sound for us all.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 12:18 AM

And thanks to all that sounded so well.
I bet we can all get dizzy patting all the backsides that deserve petting, opps, sorry patting.
So, it's late & I'm having a bit of fun.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 10:31 AM

Once should never get uncomfortable giving credit where credit is do. One should also be careful correcting credit when one is not as informed as one thinks. This was not a personal attack on anyone in particular, it's just that a lot of us work very hard and deserve a little heavy petting occasionally.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 03:30 PM

Marc-

I couldn't agree more, and thanks to you for coordinating the sound volunteers and whatever else you were doing!

Should someone be announcing the name of next year's Sea Music Program Director? Rick Spencer made a public announcement of who that would be but I'm not sure if I could spell her name correctly.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe Again
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 04:53 PM

Mark, was the other sound person named Rick? There was a discrepancy as to whether his name was Rick or Chris. At any rate, sound was great...

And there are so many people who made this possible--the volunteers. I'm just afraid of neglecting to mention any names of people who have worked tirelessly to make this possible each year.

Just as the performers like to get stroked a lot (Yes, we DO :), I know that all those who work behind the scenes and out in front need to hear that applause. Kudos all around.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:51 AM

Charlie;

The folks involved in planning next years festival will be start meeting in a few weeks. I would expect that any information they feel important or necessary will be announced after decisions are made. Rick did introduce the woman we presently believe will be the director of the program next year, however we'd all be wise to make sure our information is indeed accurate before posting it on the world wide web. It would be my expectation that we might start seeing news about next years festival during late fall/early winter. If anyone has a burning need to know anything before then, I'd suggest contacting the Seaport and asking, or better yet, contact someone you know in the Chanty Dept. Of coarse most discussion here pertaining to Mystic Seaport does make it back there. There are a couple people involved at the seaport that read this forum.

Good Job everyone. I hope to see you next year.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Jul 08 - 09:02 PM

Judy and I have been editing the hundreds of digital images she took while we were in residence at the Festival. We have done our best to select the images that in our opinion best represent individual singers and the environment they were singing in, and apologize if we did not necessarily capture people at their best.

We do have high resolution images of all of the pictures if the people in them have an interest; PM us. We do not propose to provide pictures to people who are not in the picture. Here's the link to the Friday evening, after the concert, shanty session at the Frohsinn Dance Hall and some general pictures of Mystic in around Light House Point also on Friday evening: click here for website!

Lighting conditions in the Dance Hall made it difficult to get clear images, and people were constantly on the move. We have some lovely shots of people who stepped in front of the camera, which we've graciously omitted. We also need some help in identifying some singers, and we may have made some mistaken identifications.

We hope you enjoy the pictures, and if the response is positive we may begin editing some more pictures of the concerts and workshops.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble and JudyB


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 06 Jul 08 - 11:39 PM

Thanks for posting the great pictures Charlie & Judy, so nice to recall a great weekend, waiting eagerly for the rest.
How'd you make me look so young?
thanks

Barry

Not to be picky, "but" that 3 masted top sail schooner, seeing as it has 3 yards & a fore & aft on the foremost mast could also be called a barkentine but I'd like to hear from anyone if they know for sure that it's not a 3 masted hermaphrodite schooner & if it's not a schooner or not a barkentine?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 09:00 AM

Barry-

I was thinking Barkentine as well until I notice that the foremast was also fore an' aft rigged. The Gazela from Philadelphia is a barkentine, as its foremast has the booms aft. But others may want to add to this discussion.

Glad you liked your pictures as well. You certainly were full of energy Friday night. You were probably still going strong Saturday night. I wouldn't know. Judy and I decided to hang out at the YTB. I particularly like the ones of you with Bonnie and with Rika.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 09:43 AM

Charley,

I recognize Rick Nestler as the "guest in the back corner". He is wearing a olive color (at least on my monitor) floral shirt and wearing a fisherman's cap.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 10:49 AM

Some excellent photos there Charlie. You and Judy have done well. I found some of the sticks and spider-webs pictures of masts against the sky beautiful.
Thanks for sharing them and making this landlocked limey really jealous. Maybe next year??
Jim


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: stallion
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 04:03 PM

spooky, the last post on this thread disappeared up it's own backside! Can someone PM me with next years dates please. Great pics Charley


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 05:20 PM

Ron-

Thanks for the ID on "Rick Nestler." We'll see if we can correct the caption. Where's Rick from? He looks like a regular attendee.

Jim-

One should budget an extra day at Mystic so you can just enjoy walking around the seaport and looking at everything. But it's best late at night, when the ships are swapping yarns with one another...

Peter-

The Festival is always the 2nd weekend in June (although this time the Sunday was the 3rd Sunday). So next year's Festival should be June 12-14. Trying to find some bookings before and after makes the trip more affordable for those overseas; we can probably do something with you folks the Sunday after at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, June 21.

Barry-

I screwed up what I was supposed to be saying above about what a barkentine is supposed to be: square rigged on the foremast only, fore and aft rigged on the main and mizzen. The ship in question appeared to have a pair of booms as well on the foremast, in addition to the yard arms. Therefore I still think the vessel in question was a 3-masted topsail schooner.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 06:00 PM

Charlie,
          The volunteer leading the chantey in the middle photo, second row from the bottom (wearing blue with the glasses & white hat) is Jane Hebert from Hamden, CT. She has been attending the festival as long as I have which is 27 years.

                                                 SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 06:04 PM

Sol-

"Jane Hebert" it is. I'm very good at remembering lyrics and terrible at remembering names. And Jane has certainly been a volunteer at the Festival far longer than I have.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Vicki Kelsey Guest
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 01:03 PM

Charley Noble,
    In Judy's photos from Froehsin Hall, the person labeled as "Glouster Guest" (between Joanne Souza and Marc Bernier) is Paul Schurr, from the Albany, NY area. A member of the Pick'n' and Sing'n' Gather'n', he's a recent convert to Mystic's festival, this being his third year.
    As you can see from the number of times he appears in the photos, he's thrown himself in with great gusto!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Greg B
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 01:22 PM

Regarding early bookings at Mystic--- very true.

If you book in, say, January, to stay at the Howard Johnson's
(not luxury digs, but acceptable and you're never in your room
except with your eyes closed anyway, AND it's within walking
distance should you for some reason, need to follow the gutter
to your bed) you'll pay 1/3 to 1/2 what you would if you wait
a month or four to make your reservations.

There's no reason not to plan early, as you can cancel with no
penalty.

Also, note that their rates on Thursday and Sunday and Monday nights
are considerably lower than they are on Friday and Saturday.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Liam's sister-in-law
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 02:51 PM

The 29th was smashing - can't wait for the 30th.
Thanks to everyone for such great dedication and camaraderie in making this something we all look forward to year after year. I've not missed one and somehow, it never gets old. See you in 2009.
Fair winds,
Liam's Sister-in-law


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 04:04 PM

So Charlie, when do we get to veiw Saturday's photo's? Thanks for the 1st set, nice job & thank God someone brought a camera & is posting.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 04:10 PM

Rick Nestler is from the New York metro area, he lives near Monticello I believe.   I think Rick worked at Mystic a number of years ago and he is a longtime member and former crew mate on the Clearwater. Rick wrote the song "The River that Flows Both Ways" that has been sung by Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers, among others.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 04:45 PM

Barry-

We didn't cover the Saturday late night shanty session at the dance hall. Hopefully someone else was taking pictures then.

We were too busy singing and listening to take pictures at the YTB gathering.

Our other sets of photos are from the concerts and workshops, and by no means did we achieve full coverage.

Vicky-

Thanks for IDing Paul. I have seen and heard him at the Press Room gatherings but I couldn't access his name from my overloaded memory bank.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 05:26 PM

So Charlie, when will you be posting the rest of the pictures?(HINT!)

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 05:38 PM

Charley and anyone else who cares. The Vessel in question is the Mystic. She carries no Fore-course, only tops'ls, making her a tops'l schooner. If she carried a coarse and a Fore'n'aft she might be called a Hermaphrodite, though I'v never seen or heard of a Hermaphrodite Barkentine. The only time I'v seen the word hermaphrodite used is with Brigs. I would venture to guess that by the time a vessel gets that large there is no need to double up on rig designs.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 06:34 PM

For Sunday's photos follow the following instructions.

Go to the Borderline Folk Music website at
www.borderlinefolkmusic.4themax.com

Click on Events.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Photo Galleries & MP3s.

When the next page comes up click on :
Photos By Maximum Impact Media Inc.

The photos Galleries will come up.

There are 8 Galleries of Mystic Photos from Sunday's final concert.
You will need Adobe Flash to view them.

                                                      SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 06:41 PM

Hi Marc
From Charlie's picture of the Mystic (thanks for putting a name to that face) it looks like the fore mast has a boom with a furled sail on it but from where I'm veiwing this & even with my reading glasses on it could very well be mermaid wrapped in a golden shroud. I haven't heard of a Hermaphrodite Barkentine either only a Hermaphrodite Schooner but looking in Royce's 'Sailing Illustrated' he has an illustration of what he calls a Hermaphrodite Brig (see section on "Square Rig family") which is rigged square on the fore mast & fore an aft on the after mast he also says that this rig the Brittish preffered to call a Brigantine & the American rare Brigantine would be fore mats all square & the after mast square rigged without the main sail with what looks to be a fare & aft main'sl instead. which doen't matter a twig seeing as the vessel in question has 3 masts, just thought that the terminology though a bit confusing a bit some times when discussing all the mixing of rigs, was intesting.

Bonnie, speaking of "great dedication and camaraderie" as you just did the thought came to me that there are a whole boatload of people like you that are always hard at work behind the scenes doing the odd things that need to get done & which the festival couldn't do without & which the public never gets to see (thankfully). Like hospitality, odd bits of coordination for any number of things & people, bedd arranging & ass wiping/whipping, using vast amounts of people skills to calm the waters & those drowning in them. As a past volunteer, performer, guest & plain festival goer I get to see what's to done be folks like you, Marc Bernier, David Littlefield, Rick Spencer & a bunch of other folks that aren't really part of the staff or that go far beyond their staff positions or festival positions to make the festival as sucessfull as it has been. We all know how hard the money is to come by & what cuts have taken place because of today's finicial enviorment. It's any wonder at all that the Museum keeps/allows the festival to continue when most museums are cutting these types of things completely out of their programs.

So, right back at you, and to all the other behind the scenes people that wear all the various hats & work all their magic & spirit to keep the festival upbeat & running smooth so that others just get to sit back, relax & enjoy it as they should, without ever having to experience the headaches that those that make it happen do.
After all they shouldn't have to pay for a headache.

Would you like me to pass you an asprin?

Could I tell some stories of some the miracles worked & some of the fires that you folks have put out and I haven't even seen the half of it and some of the great times had, I've seen some of that, great jobs yourselves.

Thankfully

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 08:44 PM

Sol-

You certainly have a good eye for framing photos!

Not easy with so many moving targets.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:27 PM

Charlie,
         That was not me. That was my webmaster, Akiva Kent who took all these photos. He is the same guy who shot the video. Mystic has yet to get back to us about the video. The ball is now in their court.

                                                       SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Celtaddict
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:46 PM

So, if I send some photos (mine are on the 'Cat from prior years but it's not so simple anymore) could Judy or someone put them up too?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 09:04 AM

My only wish is that there were additional sea music festivals to attend or participate in here in the States, at the level that Mystic is able to produce. The National Maritime Museum in San Francisco usually holds a September Sea Music Festival but that Festival while well produced operates at a much smaller scale. There are various Tall-Ship Festivals but traditional sea music is generally relegated to the margins, in favor of rock and brass bands.

In Maine some of us have been building sea music concert program at the Maine Maritime Museum but it's still quite modest. Sinsull is coordinating the first Maritime Festival in South Portland in cooperation with the Portland Harbor Museum, and our Press Room friends in New Hampshire have been working up the Portsmouth Maritime Festival with slow but consistent success for years.

Maybe I should start a new thread on this topic, or refresh an old one.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: DebC
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 09:56 AM

I performed at the Chicago Maritime Festival last February and it was a fantastic experience. Chris and Tom Kastle did an absolutely AMAZING job at putting this together. What really made it special was that the week before the all-day event on Sat. Feb 28 was the week-long residency that we did in Chicago Area schools. I was in fantastic company with "Salty" Walt Askew, Holdstock and MacLeod, The Nothern neck Shanty Singers, and of course, Tom and Chris.

I know that Tom and Chris have been spearheading this for a number of years and I do hope that it continues. It's a fantastic event that celebrates the wonderful Maritime culture of the Great Lakes and the Midwest.

Debra Cowan


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 11:05 AM

Celtaddict if you ask joe@mudcat.org he migh be able to put them up on the Mudcat photowebsite

sandra


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 11:31 AM

I forgot to say thanks to Charley & Sol & Akiva for the photos.

Charley - It's been years since I've seen so many folks at a shanty session, a National Folk Festival with Danny Spooner, Roaring Forties & Rocky River Bush Band, what a day that was.

sandra (eagerly counting the hours - about 17 - to the July Shanty session on the 'James Craig'. We missed June cos some paying customer actually booked the Craig on our usual night)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: JudyB
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 04:18 PM

Celtaddict - yes, how many pictures are we talking about, and it may not be for a week or two (or three). Are they something you could e-mail, or are they big enough that it would be easier for you to mail us a CD? If you want to include a list of captions, I can do something like this; the built-in captions Charley added to our pictures from this year are more complicated. I'm afraid I'm going to be very busy and rarely online for the next two weeks - so I'd recommend working with Charley to get them to us if you want to go ahead with this.

And I think they'd be great on the Mudcat photo site - and know that the folks involved with that have been pretty busy with other things lately, so am happy to try to fill in the gap for Mystic pictures.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures!

JudyB


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Heavenly Twin #2 PJF
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 04:50 PM

Dear Charley Thanks for the wonderful pictures and as I always do I have chosen one to be my screen saver for the next year.Drying out the Sails will be my memory that will take me through the winter to the 30th, an extra special one Im sure . #1 twin says hi too,.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 05:41 PM

Heavenly Twins-

Judy will be pleased to hear that you appreciate her photography efforts; I only do the editing.

It will probably be another two weeks before we can put another set up. Judy's now off to British Columbia and then she's off to New Orleans. What an amazing traveler!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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