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San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?

GUEST,distinctlyelan 26 Oct 08 - 01:45 PM
Amos 26 Oct 08 - 02:07 PM
Desert Dancer 26 Oct 08 - 02:17 PM
Amos 26 Oct 08 - 02:55 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 27 Oct 08 - 11:49 AM
Amos 27 Oct 08 - 12:19 PM
Jon Bartlett 27 Oct 08 - 10:33 PM
Amos 27 Oct 08 - 11:32 PM
Genie 28 Oct 08 - 01:04 AM
Desert Dancer 28 Oct 08 - 10:47 AM
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Subject: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: GUEST,distinctlyelan
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 01:45 PM

Hello all,
I'm a new transplant to San Diego from Baltimore, and was wondering if the county/city had and sea chantey sings (or folk sings for that matter) on a monthly/weekly basis? In Maryland, there was Ships' Company that managed a bi-monthly sing at the local pub and I miss it and would like to share it with my coworkers at the maritime museum here.

Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 02:07 PM

First stop is the Maritime Museum, located on the harbor front just south of the County building downtown. Take I5 toward the Airport, go down Laurel St to the waterfront, and cruise along Harbor a bit north of Laurel. The unmistakable landmark is the Star of India, née Euterpe a huge tall square-rigged iron-riveted barkentine from the wool trade of the 19th century.

ABoard the Star, the Bos'n often leads chanty sings when training young school children. They also sometimes feature particular chanty and other sea-song singers. But a visit to the various ships and boats of the Museum will be well worthwhile and will let you learn what they currently have on the agenda.

As for folk music in general, why there's all kinds of goings on. Here's a long list of Google hits from which you will be able to cull items of interest.

Welcome to America's Finest City!!

Regards,


A


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Subject: RE: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 02:17 PM

Hey, Amos, it sounds like distinctlyelan (a name that's way too hard to type!!) moved out to work at the maritime museum... maybe he/she can get a regular event started there, like up in Frisco. That'd be cool.

There is a 4th Friday chantey sing up in Long Beach (just a bit of a drive, I know).

Becky in Tucson
(and Long Beach 1/2 the weekends)


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Subject: RE: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 02:55 PM

Woop!! I missed that last line, sorry. Congrats, that's a fine place to work!! Naemanson and I had a few happy hours exploring all the ships when he was last in town a few years ago, but I don't get down there as often as I would like.


A


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Subject: RE: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 11:49 AM

I concur with Amos. After 42 years, since relocating here from central California, I still marvel at the Star of India whenever I see her. Another resource you might check out is Lew Curtiss' Folk Arts Rare Records shop on Adams Avenue, in the Normal Heights area. The owner is an archivist for the Smithsonian, among other things, and has an amazing collection of old recorded sounds. Welcome to a place where you never have to shovel your weather.


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Subject: RE: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: Amos
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 12:19 PM

BTW, TJ, if you were to log in as a member instead of a Guest, you could get PMs and I could invite you to our next jam session in the Park.


A


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Subject: RE: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 10:33 PM

Lou and Virginia Curtis used to run the San Diego Folk Festival back in the day - and a good one it was. In fact I've got a pic V. took of me shanteying on the Star in c. 1975.

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: Amos
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 11:32 PM

The next jam in the Park is Sunday, November 2, from 12 to around 3. We guarantee a jolly time on the greensward under a large tree just by the west end of the large Taj-Mahal shaped lathwood plants building at the foot of the Reflecting Pond, off the Prado. Toward the back of the west end of the plants building. You'll hear us.


You're all quite welcome to chime in.


A


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Subject: RE: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: Genie
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 01:04 AM

Yeah, TJ. The arboretum building is the one that looks like the Taj Majal made out of giant popsicle sticks.

We gonna jam there this coming Sunday.   Come join us.

(Hugh, The Banjoest, has just informed me that, contrary to my former beliefs, spirits such as beer, wine, whuskey, are allowed in the park during daytime hours -- just no glass containers of any sorts.    Not that we jammers would ever drink any grog stronger than iced tea, but just as a FYI. *g*)

Genie   (Who manages to time her SD trips to coincide with Balboa Park jams a couple times a year.)


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Subject: RE: San Diego and county: Chantey Sings?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 10:47 AM

Amos -- how frequent are those jams?

~ Becky in Tucson
(and Long Beach on alternate weekends)


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