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Subject: Upcoming Seattle maritime music events
From: Haruo
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 03:32 AM

Email received yesterday from Alice Winship at Northwest Seaport:
There will be a memorial for maritime/folk musician Stan James on April 4. More information below. For those of you who didn't know Stan, there will be a Sea Song camp organized by Hank Cramer on the same day.

Also, Tom Lewis concert on April 25, Sea Music Fest all day on April 11, Chantey Sing aboard V5 on April 10.


Running Dog Shanty Sing, Sunday, March 29, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Last Sunday of every month.
Running Dog Guitars/Sound Guitar Repair. Your Hosts: Rick Davis & Cat Fox
118 North 35th St, Suite 105, Fremont (Seattle)
(The building is tall, grey cinderblock and green metal. Suite 105 is in the back, facing the alley between 36th and 35th. Parking available on the street.)
FREE! A community sing for songs about the sea, rivers or any kind of water. Lead a song or just join the chorus. Everyone welcome. Around the back, off the alley. Potluck snacks and beverages. Over 21 years of age please.
(Please note that the Last Sunday Shanty Sing is organized by Trapper Graves-Lalor and is not connected with Northwest Seaport.)

Stan James Memorial Hoot, Saturday, April 4, 7-10 pm

We are finally going to have a long overdue memorial 'hoot' (hootenanny) for Stan. It will be on Saturday, April 4th from 7-10 pm at the Haller Lake Community Club, 12579 Densmore Ave N, Seattle. It will be sponsored by the Haller Lake Arts Council and the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society. I thank the Haller Lake Arts Council for securing the hall rent free.

I am sending this announcement to those I know who knew Stan. But I realize that Stan was a member of many different musical communities and was known by many of whom I am not aware. So PLEASE circulate this announcement to others who may be interested, and spread the word widely through your various organizations and communities.

I will need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, and refreshments (no alcohol allowed). So please email me ( if you can help.

If you have particular ideas for the evening, let me know. We can play some recordings of Stan, but most of the evening will be an open 'hoot' where anyone who wishes to can say a few words about Stan and sing a song. It will be an evening of remembrance, celebration, fellowship and community.

Cheers, Stewart Hendrickson

Hank Cramer - Sea Stories at Fort Flagler State Park
Saturday, April 4
, 5 - 9 p.m.
Sea Stories at Fort Flagler: An evening of story, song and poetry celebrating community shaped by the sea. A dinner of wild salmon starts at 5 p.m. And live performances in the theater begin at 6:30 p.m. Performers to include: Hank Cramer, Moe Bowstern, Al Nejmeh, George Maynard, Wayne Chimenti, Erin Fristad and Puget Sound Explorers. Presented by the Jefferson County Library and the Friends of Fort Flagler. (360) 385-1259
If you would like a ride to this event, R.H. Goodwin at 206-525-9666 ext. 4929 is looking for riders.

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing, Friday, April 10
Aboard the historic steamship Virginia V at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
8:00 – 10:30 PM
Free! These songs of the sea are easy to learn and fun to sing. All ages welcome. Dan Roberts, known for his deep voice and sense of humor, will be on board as songleader to keep the music rolling, with opportunity for anyone to lead a song or just join in the chorus. The theme will be songs of maritime foolishness. The historic passenger ferry Virginia V, last of the Puget Sound mosquito fleet, will be docked at the Historic Ships Wharf during the sing. Admission free, donations accepted. Refreshments & maritime CDs for sale. Wayne Palsson host. For more information, (206) 447-9800 or

Sea Music Fest at the Maritime Treasures Sale
Saturday, April 11
, 9:00 am to 4 pm
Armory Building at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle

Free! Hear The Whateverly Brothers (2:00 PM, energetic three-layer harmonies), Watch The Sky (1:00 pm, three-part Celtic verve), Tugboat Bromberg (3:00 pm, Celtic country pirate), Stewart Hendrickson (11:00 am, fiddling maritime singer), Wendy Joseph (12:00 pm, Able Seaman sings). Shop for used books, rummage, CDs, maritime collectibles. Last hour discounts at 3:00 pm. Refreshments. Lots of miscellaneous. Live music starts at 11:00 am.

Sponsored by Discovery Modelers Education Center. Proceeds go to heritage programs. For more information: 206-448-0707 (music), 206-282-0985 or (sale).

Tom Lewis in Concert
Northwest Seaport Maritime Concert Series
Saturday, April 25

8:00 – 10:30 pm.
Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St, Seattle WA.

Widely acknowledged as North America's finest exponent of contemporary nautical songs, Tom Lewis brings to the stage wry humor, button accordion, ukulele, a great voice and his unique experience of more than 40 years bridging the sea-going and folk-singing communities.

Price Rollback:
Admission: $12 General. $10 Seniors, Youths and Members of Northwest Seaport and the Center for Wooden Boats.

Coffee, tea, baked goods, and more, are available. Maritime music CDs for sale. For more information:


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Seattle maritime music events
From: Deckman
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 12:10 PM

Thanks for the postings. Bob(deckman)Nelson

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Subject: Pint & Dale replace Tom Lewis
From: Haruo
Date: 26 Mar 09 - 10:38 PM

See this thread for the details.


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