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Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009

Charley Noble 26 Nov 08 - 04:33 PM
Barry Finn 26 Nov 08 - 05:23 PM
Rabbi-Sol 26 Nov 08 - 06:41 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 27 Nov 08 - 10:59 AM
Rabbi-Sol 27 Nov 08 - 12:52 PM
dick greenhaus 27 Nov 08 - 02:06 PM
Rabbi-Sol 27 Nov 08 - 05:19 PM
Marc Bernier 28 Nov 08 - 09:48 AM
Charley Noble 28 Nov 08 - 09:56 AM
Rabbi-Sol 28 Nov 08 - 01:15 PM
Barry Finn 28 Nov 08 - 03:15 PM
Rabbi-Sol 28 Nov 08 - 03:21 PM
Barry Finn 28 Nov 08 - 03:41 PM
Rabbi-Sol 29 Nov 08 - 10:33 PM
Barry Finn 30 Nov 08 - 05:52 PM
Charley Noble 30 Nov 08 - 07:57 PM
Rabbi-Sol 30 Nov 08 - 09:58 PM
Rabbi-Sol 02 Dec 08 - 09:44 PM
Marc Bernier 03 Dec 08 - 03:18 PM
GUEST,The Heavenly Twins 08 Dec 08 - 03:48 PM
Barry Finn 08 Dec 08 - 09:53 PM
Liam's Brother 09 Dec 08 - 11:58 AM
GUEST,Guest Heavenly twin #2 19 Dec 08 - 05:05 PM
GUEST,Booklynrose 26 Dec 08 - 11:02 PM
EBarnacle 27 Dec 08 - 11:05 AM
Marc Bernier 28 Dec 08 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,Liam's Brother 28 Dec 08 - 09:41 PM
Fidjit 29 Dec 08 - 05:41 AM
Marc Bernier 29 Dec 08 - 08:49 AM
Barry Finn 29 Dec 08 - 09:00 PM
Marc Bernier 01 Jan 09 - 09:31 AM
EBarnacle 01 Jan 09 - 02:48 PM
GUEST,Heavenly Twin #1 01 Jan 09 - 03:00 PM
GUEST 01 Jan 09 - 04:35 PM
GUEST,Salsa 01 Jan 09 - 05:01 PM
Marc Bernier 02 Jan 09 - 07:47 AM
Charley Noble 02 Jan 09 - 10:19 AM
GUEST,Barnacle Babe 02 Jan 09 - 05:13 PM
Jon Bartlett 03 Jan 09 - 04:35 AM
Marc Bernier 03 Jan 09 - 08:02 AM
Barry Finn 03 Jan 09 - 11:54 PM
Charlie Baum 04 Jan 09 - 02:53 AM
GUEST 04 Jan 09 - 07:07 AM
GUEST,Guest 04 Jan 09 - 08:04 AM
Marc Bernier 04 Jan 09 - 09:55 AM
Charley Noble 04 Jan 09 - 11:23 AM
GUEST,Salsa 04 Jan 09 - 09:56 PM
Liam's Brother 05 Jan 09 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,Guest 05 Jan 09 - 02:04 PM
Booklynrose 05 Jan 09 - 05:03 PM
adventure 05 Jan 09 - 08:27 PM
EBarnacle 06 Jan 09 - 11:50 AM
Rabbi-Sol 06 Jan 09 - 07:37 PM
Liam's Brother 06 Jan 09 - 09:21 PM
Marc Bernier 07 Jan 09 - 08:42 AM
EBarnacle 07 Jan 09 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,Salsa 08 Jan 09 - 09:39 AM
karen k 08 Jan 09 - 07:44 PM
GUEST,Twin #2 09 Jan 09 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,Salsa 09 Jan 09 - 09:37 AM
Barry Finn 09 Jan 09 - 12:43 PM
Siochain 09 Jan 09 - 07:33 PM
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Subject: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser 1/3
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 04:33 PM

I was recently contacted by a staff person at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut who urged me to post this notice here:

"We have fallen on difficult times here. Our operating Sea Music Festival budget has been cut by $10,000 and as result we are trying to raise some cash. We would love to see you and any of your fellow enthusiastic musicians at the event. Hope that you can make the date."


Stuck in the Winter Doldrums?
Break out with a
CHANTEY BLAST/PUB SING
Special Fundraiser for the
30th annual Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival
Saturday Jan. 3, 2009
1-5 pm
Frohsinn Hall (aka the German Club)
54 Greenmanville Ave. (across from Mystic Seaport main entrance)
Suggested Donation: $15.00 (plus whatever more you can spare)
For reservations call (860) 572-5331
or:
rsvp: smf@mysticseaport.org

What a lovely way to help the Festival and get the new year rolling!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser 1/3
From: Barry Finn
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:23 PM

Thanks Charlie
I'll see if Neil & I can't somehow make it on short notice, sure would like to help

Barrry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser 1/3
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 06:41 PM

If the folks at the Seaport would get back to me about using the video that we shot at this past festival for commercial purposes on a revenue sharing basis, I am sure that we could raise a substantial amount of money towards closing the gap. Our video has not yet seen the light of day because the powers that be at Mystic are dragging their heels.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser 1/3
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 10:59 AM

I'd like to be optomistic, but the math shows that a pub sing would need nearly 700 people to show up to make up the difference, and a video would sell a couple dozen copies at best - this music is not of wide commercial interest and the wonderful CD's Mystic produced of past festivals did not make any signficant profit or they would have kept producing them.

It looks like Mystic is going to need either a co-sponsor or a major donor coming forward to make any sort of dent.   The pub sing is a great idea because it will attract interest and help spread the news.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser 1/3
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 12:52 PM

If the event were held in a larger venue, closer to a metropolitan area such as NYC I think that there would be a much greater attendance. It is one thing to drive up to Mystic on a June weekend when the weather is warm. It is another thing to do so in the dead of winter when the weather is below freezing and the threat of snow is ever present.

They should try something that Falcon Ridge did last year with a few preview performances held by some of the performers in venues located in different parts of the tri-state area. Those were very successful.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser 1/3
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 02:06 PM

I'd like to point out (I already have pointed out to the Museum, but it bears repeating) that there are many members who maintain their membership solely because of the Sea Music Festival. It would help if the Museum management viewed the Festival as part of the advertising budget rather than as a burden upon the other activities


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser 1/3
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 05:19 PM

I realize that the sea music festival at Mystic has already become an institution of 30 plus years in the running.

However, if the Museum brass does not appreciate the $$$ plus the positive publicity that the festival brings them, perhaps the organizers should consider moving the festival to another facility that would be more appreciative and supportive.

There is a new seaport museum down in Tuckerton, NJ that has been around for the past 5 years and is now developing a sea chantey program in conjunction with a local folk music club. They would be just tickeled pink if they could host a festival with the stature of the one held at Mystic.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 09:48 AM

I don't believe that the Festival is trying to make up the difference in revenue with this one event. It's a start and should be supported. Moving the event to a location closer to NYC would place an add burden to those who live north and east of Mystic.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 09:56 AM

I'd settle for just one more beautiful sea music festival at Mystic, and I'm quite happy to help make sure that happens.

Developing another sea music festival in New Jersey should be encouraged as well.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 01:15 PM

Given the present economic situation it is going to more and more difficult to secure funding projects such as this.

We have an open date at The Borderline, Sunday, April 19th.

I would be willing to offer our facilities for that day if some of the musicians who regularly perform at Mystic would be willing to offer their services pro bono. We can have a pre-Mystic festival concert with all the proceeds going towards defraying the festival expenses. Instead of the house venue, I can secure the New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps. hall with a 90 person seating capacity.
We can even video the entire event for individual sale or public broadcast the proceeds of which would also go towards the cause.
Being close to NYC and public transportation, I think that we could draw a respectable crowd.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:15 PM

Good for you Rabbi-Sol, I'm all for going if only to finally meet you

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:21 PM

Thanks Barry. You have taken the first step. Is there anybody else that wants to sign on to this project?

I am going off line now because my Sabbath begins in less than an hour. I will be back on line again tomorrow night at 6 PM when the Sabbath concludes and we will continue this discussion.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:41 PM

Rabbi-Sol, that was quite a nice offer & I didn't mind at all taking a first step, if fact maybe your offer should be dublicated & perhaps I can talk to a few others & we could get a venue to the north of NYC, maybe somewhere's in the Boston area where we can do the same thing. I'll watch how it unfolds with you & maybe take it from there, with the blessings & maybe some help from the Mystic people. I do have a venue in mind.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 10:33 PM

Barry,
       We can have a few of these fundraisers in different locations both, north and south of NYC. This is exactly what Falcon Ridge did last year when they held 5 preview concerts (some in houses) featuring performers that were scheduled to play the actual festival.

I am ready to proceed but I need commitments from a few more of the Mystic regulars besides Barry.

If you don't want to commit on the public board you can e-mail me to
solz1@optonline.net

Ideally I would like about 4 or 5 more performers besides Barry to sign on to this project.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Barry Finn
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 05:52 PM

Rabbie-Sol, I have no clue if I'll be asked to perform, I believe that is in the works though, some maybe already booked. You had better find out from the source who's booked to perform 1st before presenting anyone as a performer. Neil & I (Finn & Haddie) would be happy to donate our performances for Mystic as 'past performers' (or present performers if hopefully it turns out that way) in order to help this along. Like I said, I'll wait before I try to orginize anying & take my cue from what happens with you & yes, we would be delighted to have you put us on as part of your effort, if you're asking

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 07:57 PM

Rabbi Sol-

I'd be more than happy to perform on April 19, and could probably van pool with Barry and Neil.

But if you find a brighter set of stars, not to worry.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 09:58 PM

I am not particularly looking for performers who are scheduled to play Mystic THIS YEAR.

I will gladly welcome performers who have played Mystic in past years.

What I am looking for is performers who are readily identified with the genre of Sea Music and Sea Chanteys and who regularly perform this material. Barry, Neil & Charlie are perfect examples of what I am looking for

In this particular case, the greater cause (saving the Mystic Festival), is much more important than which particular performers get to play.

The bottom line is "If you perform SEA MUSIC or have done so in the past, whether at Mystic or anywhere else, I want you to come to Rockland County (NY) on April 19th and be part of this important project.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 02 Dec 08 - 09:44 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 03:18 PM

Remember gents, this thread was to announce the chantey blast at the German Club in Mystic Jan 3rd 1-5 PM.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,The Heavenly Twins
Date: 08 Dec 08 - 03:48 PM

We will definitely be at the Mystic Chantey Blast with our donations as well as the Friends of the Festival contibutions we always make. The times are indeed difficult, but the Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival must be at Mystic, that is what makes it the unique event it has always been. It's a great idea to do satellite festivals to support the June festival, but not to replace it. Just the announcement of a chantey blast in January made our winter! We can't wait to sing with those who can be there. Sometimes we must pare down in all of our budgets...that's just a fact, but the idea of a substitute festival just doesn't make for many of us. Spread the news about January 3rd and then see what ensues.Can't wait to see lots of folks. Sue and Pam


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Dec 08 - 09:53 PM

I'll be there too with my singing partner Neil as long as one of us doesn't die from frost-knaw in the mean time. Heating's already a bitch this winter, a sea music bash is just the warm up to fight off the rest of the season's untropical weather.
See you there twins & anyone else
Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 11:58 AM

Dear Marc,
I look forward to attending the event.
Cordially,
Dan Milner


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Guest Heavenly twin #2
Date: 19 Dec 08 - 05:05 PM

Happy holidays to all in our wonderful festival circle. Cant wait to sing on January 3rd we could use some chanteys right now! Love the twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Booklynrose
Date: 26 Dec 08 - 11:02 PM

How are people getting to the chantey blast from New York City? At one point there was an idea of chartering a bus or van. Is anyone setting that up?
    I spoke to someone in D.C. who said it was much too far to go to Connecticut for a few hours. Instead she suggested that people could send the $15 donation, and maybe a bit more that would have gone to travel costs.
    I suppose people who can't get to CT could get together locally, sing chanteys, and send donations to the festival.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: EBarnacle
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 11:05 AM

Lady Hillary and I are planning to attend, travelling from New Jersey.

We have room for up to 5 passengers, depending on what instruments they are bringing. We plan to charge $10 each for the round trip, with half of that going to the event and the rest going to travel expenses.

If anyone wishes to join us, PM me with your phone number and I will get back to you.

Our current plan is to loop through Manhatten if there are people who wish to come from there.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 04:06 PM

I don't really have anything of interest to say. I'm simply refreshing the thread so anyone who hasn't read it might. See you all Saturday.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Liam's Brother
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 09:41 PM

It is great to see such a good response to this event. Thanks go to Marc Bernier for securing the venue - a fitting and familiar one.
Many fans and many performers are on board to come. It will be a rip roaring afternoon - one to vie with any Nor'easter that's ever come through. Let's raise the rafters in the German Club and have a grand time singing those songs we all love so well.
Keep spreading the word.
See you there.
Fair winds,
Liam's Sister-in-law


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Fidjit
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 05:41 AM

Mystic

Chas


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:49 AM

I look forward to seeing and singing with you as well "Liams Sister in law".


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Barry Finn
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 09:00 PM

This will be a nice beginning to start the new year off with, can't think of a better way.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 09:31 AM

2 more Days. Happy New Year everyone. I hope noone was hit to hard by yestersdays "Storm".


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: EBarnacle
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 02:48 PM

At this moment, Lady Hillary and I may not attend. We are both fighting a nasty bug and, if we are still coughing on Saturday, we will bow out rather than taking a chance on infecting others.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Heavenly Twin #1
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 03:00 PM

The weatherman is cooperating...Mystic is just as "cool" in January as it is in June...perhaps more so with it's New England atmospheric vicissitudes as well as Lantern Light Tours and beautiful holiday decorations. We've been down in all conditions and find the winter curiously appealing especially in front of roaring fires in the tavern. It sounds like some very special friends will be there. Even if the trip seems long, the comradery and song will warm up the coldest seaport day. Come and sing together. Love, the heavenly Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 04:35 PM

Do you need us to bring anything other than our voices and donations? Do you need "munchies" (cookies)? If so let me know and I will donate homemade chocolate chip cookies (no nuts).


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Salsa
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 05:01 PM

I forgot to say who the last message was from it was from me.

Anna-Marie
(Salsa)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 07:47 AM

I can't see anyone complaining if there are homemade cookies there. Happy New Year Everyone. I'll see ya tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 10:19 AM

Cookies!

One would expect hardtack, washed down with grog!

But cookies are a bit of alright!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, who wishes he could join the crew


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 05:13 PM

Charley, let me check with Ev and Jon. I KNOW Jon would be interested in the Balalaika. Ev, too. They might even share it.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 04:35 AM

So - how did it go? reports (and photos) please!

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 08:02 AM

Just a couple hours to go. It's a Beautiful day Here. The Sun is shining, it's about 30 degrees(F), and not much breeze. I hope we get a good turn out. See you there, those of you who are coming anyway.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Barry Finn
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 11:54 PM

Well Jon,
You would've loved it. It (the German Club across the street from the main entrance) wasn't as packed as any festival Friday or Saturday night but it was packed probably somewhere between 125 to 150 people there, could be more, shit it didn't get above frezzing here, it's mid winter (but it was hot inside), someone (no names here) even started to undress in the middle of the floor, they were getting dollar bills stuck in their waist band. Not everyone lead songs (but everyone who wanted to lead did) but I don't think there were any there that wasn't singing, it was infecteous & it was a free for all format. I'm surprized you didn't hear us. It went on from 1:00 in the afternoon till they shut it down at 5:00. 4 hrs of solid shanty singing with gaps long enough to swallow a drink,,,quickly, bing, bang, boom, the bling was flying! Marc Bernier has to be congradulated on his pulling together & pulling off such a wonderfull afternoon event (which BTW pulled in over $2000 for the festival) Great work Marc, he also has to be congradulated on nearly debassing the whole thing (almost) with his rendition of the X rated version (is there a PG version of this?) of the Rollin Pin song, great job again Marc! It promises to be an espically good festival year, I probably won't be performing there but that only means hopefully there'll be much better there than the likes of me, so it'll be well worth anyone attendance, OK, say that isn't saying much, break my heart, go on. It seems that the Thrusday night events will be brought back into the program this year (after missing maybe a couple yrs) & they're adding a Friday symposium, with a Coast Guard aid, along with the usual Saturday morning one, thank you Coasties. They did give out the names of a few of who's gonna be performing (& they're great names) but I'm not the one who should be leaking any of that kind of stuff in public, I'll leave that to thiose that are on the inside. All I can say is that unless I need another organ before June & even if I need a new organ I'm there with a full beating heart. Anyone who attended todays blast will be there too, it was just magicial, I hope that this becomes a mid winter tradition for the festival forecasting, it was much more than just a shot in the arm not only for me, I'm already medicated but for the festival too. It certinally shows great signs of what's to come. I wished you & Rika could've been here. See you in September if not sooner.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 02:53 AM

I just got back from a nice benefit gathering Saturday night in the Washington, DC area at Jane Meneely and Paul DiBlasi's place, A maritime singaround, featuring special guests Bob Zentz, Calilco Jack, and members of Ship's Company, Pyrate's Royale, and Letter of Marque. Some 45 people raising the rafters from 7:30 to midnight at the yet-incompletely renovated home of Jane and Paul (but with lights, heat, and a working toilet, if not much else), and providing a fund-raiser for the Mystic Sea Music Festival from afar.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 07:07 AM

If the Chantey Blast yesterday is indeed a precurssor of things to come in June, it would have to be the best ever done! There was so much talk of special events at the coming festival and special guests as well. Geoff, Don, Marc, Bonnie, David, the Rum Soaked Crooks, Jon C., Robbie, Peter and gang,some scraggly pirates, and many of the deepest diehard friends and fans,( just to mention a few) thank you for an incredible afternoon. The music was unbeivable...these people CAN SING!!! See you all in five and a half months. We love you all, the Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 08:04 AM

I am still coming off what I can only describe as a chantey-high from yesterday at the German Club. I was so impressed with the organization on the part of Geoff and Marc. It was a pub format but with the chance for everyone to participate if they chose. As someone said to me the real chantey people were there - you could tell because everyone sang every word of every chantey in full voice. So many performers gave their time . Everytime you turned around someone was doing one of your favorites.Lots of traditional fare, some beautiful new harmonies and of course some interesting parodies. There is such hope for a very special festival in June.Please continue to support the effort and thanks to the others in various venues who are raising money for the 30th.What a treat not to have to wait a full year for a real pub sing. See you all in five months and bring some new people who could adopt the tradition too. Love Pam the other twin


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 09:55 AM

I don't really have much to add to that, except if you missed it you've no one to blame but yourself, for missing a GREAT event. Everyone you whanted to hear was there. I must clear one thing up however. I am deserving of no credit whatsoever in the planning and organization of this event. That credit should go to Geoff Kauffman, Megan Weaver, and I believe Bonnie Milner. I rented the room. I'm a member of the club, so renting the room means stopping by a few times, having a few beers, and convincing them that the Seaport are in fact good neighbors. None of those steps qualify me for credit as an organizer.

On a side note. I just read on another thread that while we were singing yesterday, one of the great villans of modern folk song, William Zantzinger, Died. It was a good day for a lot of people.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 11:23 AM

Congratulations for a successful fundraiser and shanty blast!

And thanks for the reports.

Any pixs?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Salsa
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 09:56 PM

Gene and I took alot of pictures. We just have to wait to figure out how to post them. Can you guys tell us how to do that?

Salsa


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 10:45 AM

A jolly time to be sure. Lots of really enthusiastic singing and lots of money raised for something we all love. Congratulations to the Production Team including Liam's Sister-in-Law, who came up with this idea. She is, of course, far too smart for me.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 02:04 PM

My apologies for not including Liams Sister in Law in my praise of the event. I should have known that she was instrumental in the planning. Maybe its because she never takes credit for all the work she does do. I am happy though to say that she has been a dear friend of ours for many years. Thanks again to all Love the Heavenly Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Booklynrose
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 05:03 PM

The Chantey Blast was a wonderful event. The sound of all the voices singing together was heavenly. If the first chorus of a song sounded raggedy, everyone had it just right by the time the second chorus came around.
I hope this afternoon energized the organizers for all the work ahead, and I hope it helped the seaport understand how valuable the music is.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: adventure
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 08:27 PM

Well, as most of my day was spent watching, listening and observing.....this was a pretty spectacular day in the dead of winter. If this fundraiser does not open a few eyes, I would be very surprised. Lots of attendees, singers and onlookers came in from many hours away from their home ports to be there. Got some great pictures of the participants. Marc, Geoff, Megan, J Girls, Don, Jon, Twins, Heather, Tom et al....you guys and ladies just made it happen......our Gloucester crew enjoyed the entire afternoon and the chance to partake in the event....it could have, in fact, gone on for many more hours. Nice to hear that Thursday's will be back in fashion this year. The hall was filled with many fine folks showing their support for the Mystic Sea Music Festival. A fine tribute to the past and present performers and festivals.
Thanks and congratulations for a job well done.
Hope to see you all soon. Thank you.
Doryman and his mate....Peter and Joanne


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: EBarnacle
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 11:50 AM

Now I'm REALLY sorry that Lady Hillary and I could not get there.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 07:37 PM

Eric,
       You can get a second chance. You can come to The Borderline in Rockland County on Sunday, April 19th for a repeat performance.
See the other thread that I started on this topic.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 09:21 PM

What a great afternoon of singing and camaraderie - thanks to everyone who contributed in every way. Let's do it again in early 2010 and create a new tradition to keep the old one alive.
Fair winds,
Liam's Sister-in-law


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 08:42 AM

I'm up for that. Tell me when you want the room.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: EBarnacle
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 11:51 AM

Not just next year--make it an annual event, even when there is no need for a fund raiser. Maybe call it "The Mystic Mid-Winter Chantey Blast." Open format, which avoids most of the effort of organizing.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: GUEST,Salsa
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 09:39 AM

Does anyone know the song that the couple sang with great harmony. It was a real tear jerker. It was about a sailor at sea. It talked about him coming home after the war. It was really beautiful.

Thanks for the help,

Salsa


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: karen k
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 07:44 PM

I wish I remembered to go. Glad it was a great event.

karen


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Twin #2
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 08:51 AM

Im thinking that the song with the beautiful harmony might have been something about Heros( dont take away our heroes) sung by Doryman's mate from Glouster or the one about the fisherman who lost his fingers from frostbite that was sung by Daisy Nell and her partner. There was so much beautiful harmony it is hard to remember.Twin #2


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: GUEST,Salsa
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 09:37 AM

It was the one about Hero's. Does anyone know the name of it>

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Barry Finn
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 12:43 PM

The song is Don't Take the Hero's
Written by Roz and Neil Kimber of the
Kimber's Men
(scroll down. Another song worth listening to is on their CD by the same title (Don't Take the Hero's) is Frobisher Bay

Here's the story behind the song, the song is on their web site.

The folks you heard singing it was Joanne Suza, Dave & his son 19 yr old Colin de la Barre who along with his mother Rose Sheehan (who wasn't there) do woderful harmonies. I think Pete Suza was in there somewhere on the chorus, to gether they're all called "3 Sheets to the Wind" & are just a part of a larger group that's been restoring the Gloucester Schooner the Schooner Adventure. You can also hear them every Tuesday evening in Gloucester, Ma at their evening shanty session held at Cameron's resturant.



In 1981 in the late afternoon of December 20th the Union Star travelling from Denmark to Ireland reported engine failure eight miles east of Wolf Rock Lighthouse, south west Cornwall. The weather conditions were treacherous, indeed they were so bad the coxswain of the local RNLI lifeboat the Soloman Browne would only take one member from any one family in the rescue attempt. The winds were coming from the south east at hurricane force 12, gusting to 90 knots with the sea reaching 60ft high. Many of the crew of the Soloman Browne were fishermen and all were from the close-knit fishing community of Mousehole. All lives on both ships were lost. It was reported that one large wave washed the lifeboat onto the decking of the Union Star, the next washed it off again. Coming so close to Christmas many families were left fatherless and the country responded by sending Christmas presents to the bereaved families. This song written by Roz and Neil Kimber is our tribute to the brave men and women who world wide put their own lives at risk to save the lives of others, but especially to the volunteers who serve in the RNLI.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: Siochain
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 07:33 PM

Hi,
Alas, I was not there (and sorry that my schedule prevented my attendance) - but I do know that "Don't Take the Heroes" was sung by the Souza's and the de la Barre's. Had I been there, I would have rounded out the performing group that is known as "Fivebitter". We all sing with "Three Sheets", the outreach project for the Schooner Adventure here in Gloucester, but prefer to be known as "Fivebitter" when we perform as a smaller ensemble.

Here's an excerpt from our group bio:

Songs of the sea, ballads and chanteys are the mainstay of "Fivebitter".

Peter Souza, Joanne Souza, David de la Barre, Rose Sheehan and Colin de la Barre have spliced together many nautical tunes that represent both new and old music with a wealth of knowledge and talent. Vocals and harmonies are a major part of performances mixed with a bit of knowledge and lots of good fun. All members of "Fivebitter" reside in Gloucester and Essex, MA.

Cheers to all,
Siochain


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: adventure
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 09:49 PM

Thank you Siochain.
The event was a true success and as was already pointed out above that it would be a great Sea Music Festival event kickoff party if done at the same time annually.
Joanne does a real fine job on the Heroes song with great supporting harmonies from all others. Can't imagine me ever trying to hit those high notes.....I'd get a hernia!
Hey, Tom Goux.....you would not believe it....I received an email from my cousin from Newfoundland when I awoke on Sunday morning...."when are you heading our way"....how ironic after our discussion. Email me about New Bedford.
Don it was great to see and talk to you. You made me feel a lot more comfortable and rational about our son...Peter, Jr.....thank you.
Again to Marc and Geoff and all who made this event happen...WOW!!!
We're behind you all the way.
Thanks.
Doryman and company


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 20
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 10:28 PM

Joanne does a great job of leading "Heros."

Sounds like a wonderful evening!

Looking forward to seeing some of you at the Press Room on January 17th.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival Fundraiser Jan 3, 2009
From: GUEST,Salsa
Date: 12 Jan 09 - 03:21 PM

Any word on what the total from MD was for their Chantey Blast?

Salsa


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