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Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010

tigerlily 12 Dec 09 - 02:37 AM
Charley Noble 12 Dec 09 - 11:59 AM
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Subject: Sea Music Festival 2010
From: tigerlily
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 02:37 AM

June 11-13, 2010 - 31st Annual Sea Music Festival - Mystic Seaport Museum

We're working hard again to feature a remarkable group of fellows, "The Barrouallie Whalers" from the Eastern Caribbean, authentic longshore whalers who sing shanties like "Johnny Come Down with a Hilo" and "Blow the Man Down" and tell stories of whales, sharks, squalls, and many incidents of their lives. Some appearead at Mystic in 2002; having travelled to the Netherlands and France since their visit to Mystic, they're even better on stage now than in 2002.

See:
Photos of Paimpol


See and Hear (at 2:08 in the clip):
Paimpol 2009

To make this happen, we're going to need support; the Museum cannot foot the entire bill. Please consider ways to support the effort.
The Barrouallie Whalers Project, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation.

The fellows would really like to come and see us all at Mystic. Future opportunities are likely to be very scarce. Thanks!

Dan


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Subject: RE: Sea Music Festival 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 11:59 AM

Dan-

It would certainly be great to hear "The Barrouallie Whalers" again at Mystic. Would you send me a PM with regard to how much money is needed to bring them aboard.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sea Music Festival 2010
From: tigerlily
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 01:03 AM

O.K. Thanks, Charlie!


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Subject: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 10:30 PM

If the stars are properly aligned the Mystic Sea Music Festival will take place this year from Thursday, June 10th, to Sunday, June 13th. Maybe it's time to share what we know about who is booked this year for the Festival.

I believe that Peter Kasin and Richard Adrianowicz from San Francisco will be there.

Anyone match my bid or raise it?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: KathyW
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 11:42 PM

Debra Cowan is performing, and the Johnson Girls.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 03:48 AM

That's right, Charley, Radriano (Richard) and I will be performing there. Can't wait to be back.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 05:26 AM

and The Beans will be there.... Jim & Cindy & Steve Sulwold... yipee


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 08:32 AM

Mustard's Retreat from Michigan is coming. They do fine music but it has absolutely nothing to do with the sea or even the Great Lakes.

I believe the Barouallie Whalers are coming again from the West Indies and they are fine traditional style singers.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: doc.tom
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 03:37 PM

Oh God - we'd just love to get there, and do the Short, Sharp Shanties presentation! Still, we should be launching the recordings by the end of the year - anybody want the Browns, Jeff Warner, Jim Mageean, Keith Kendrick, Roger Watson, Jackie Oates and Sam Lee?
TomB


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 03:53 PM

Can someone sell or talk up our tugboat CD there? It should be out by then and promises to be very fine indeed. mg


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 06:29 PM

Sorry if this is bad form, because I don't know who'll be at the Sea Music Festival. Regardless, I'll be there as a spectator/sing-alonger. My reason for jumping into this thread is to write that when the info is available online at the Mystic Seaport website, I hope someone will post a blue clicky on this thread.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 08:29 PM

Janet-

We'll certainly do that but I really wouldn't expect more than dribs and drabs of new information for a month or so.

What would be "bad form" would be announce a performer who is not confirmed by the Festival Director Geoff Kaufman. That would be embarrassing for everyone.

TomB-

With that in mind would you please clarify your post above? Are those confirmed performers or your best wishes?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: doc.tom
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 05:13 AM

Charley,
That's a list of the people who are recording the John Short repertoire as part of the Short, Sharp Shanties project. 27 down, 30 to go!
TomB


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 08:14 AM

David...from Mustard's Retreat here....
just wanted to say that while we are ...eclectic :-) ...we do have a handful of great lakes/sea music/river etc songs and stories we will be doing! Honored to be returning to Mystic!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 08:39 AM

David-

Do work up your Great Lake songs repertoire. I am familiar with your music as a former Michigan resident and last time around at Mystic I thought your nautical songs were few and far between. Mystic should be a festival of sea songs, and other songs in the key of "C" don't exactly rise to the occasion.

I would normally post this comment as a PM but you are not yet a member of Mudcat; it's a free service and membership is relatively easy to achieve.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 10 - 10:30 AM

Thanks Charlie! We've got a few more things of a nautical nature this time round!


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Subject: RE: Sea Music Festival 2010
From: tigerlily
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 09:08 PM

It remains indefinite as to whether we'll manage to get the Whalers back to Mystic this June; we did not receive a CT Culture & Tourism grant, so we're short several $1,000s from what we need to make it happen. We'll make a decision soon.
Dan


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Subject: RE: Sea Music Festival 2010 (Mystic)
From: KathyW
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 09:37 PM

Oh dear. But please forgive me, Dan, I'm not sure who the players are here. Is "we" Mystic Seaport Museum or The Barrouallie Whalers Project?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: KathyW
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 09:45 PM

I see that at least some of the performers have been posted on the Mystic Seaport's website. (pops)

I'm excited! Here's the list, for those too lazy to click over:

3 Finger Poi
The Beans
Black Brook Singers
Bob Webb
David Coffin
Deb Cowen
Gabriel Donohue
Cliff Haslam & "The Jovial Crew"
Hughie Jones
The Johnson Girls
Peter Kasin and Richard Adrianowicz
Mustard's Retreat
Nordet
Stephen Sanfilippo


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Subject: RE: Sea Music Festival 2010 (Mystic)
From: tigerlily
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 12:31 AM

Both; Mystic and The Project are partners in this. Mystic Seaport was the grant applicant, as they're based in CT.


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Subject: RE: Sea Music Festival 2010 (Mystic)
From: GUEST,Geoff Kaufman, SMF Director
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 11:05 AM

Just to clarify our situation with the Barrouallie Whalers, we've been working on this since December. We applied for and have gotten visa clearance from the Department of Homeland Security. Funding is the issue. The SMF budget can support less than half of the cost to bring these men from St.Vincent. We applied fro and did not get a grant from the state of Connecticut and are now working on other options. I am committed to bringing these gentlemen if at all possible particularly because they are important representatives of a whaling tradition with links to the history of the Charles W. Morgan and the time she spent in the Caribbean in her latter days. The theme of this year's festival is the history of the Morgan and her ports of call so I'm bringing performers from New Bedford and San Francisco and including some Hawaiian music to honor her connections there (the SMF schedule and roster of performers [without the BW until I can confirm our ability to bring them} are now on line at:
www.mysticseaport.org/seamusicfestival) and I feel the Barrouallie Whalers can tell a significant part of the story. We will post further news here when we have answers, but in the mean time, if anyone out there wants to help, let me know.


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Subject: RE: Sea Music Festival 2010 (Mystic)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 05:25 PM

Geoff-

Thanks for officially bringing us up to date with regard to the Barrouallie Whalers. I'm already tapped out for the year but I would encourage anyone else to dig deep if you are able. The Whalers are fun to listen to and they are the "real thing" when it comes to this kind of singing.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Apr 10 - 04:05 PM

KathyW-

It will be nice to see and hear Hughie Jones again this year.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: tigerlily
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 11:39 PM

Owing to fortuitous developments, much hard work, and generosity, it's now much more likely that the Barrouallie Whalers can participate in June. Funding remains critically short, so we still need additional support to make this work. If you can refer any funding opportunities to this effort, please do!

This is very exciting news for us, and especially for the Whalers, who enjoy the opportunity to take part in this event, which represents a reprise of first international excursion they made in 2001. These men have worked much of their lives simply as subsistence farmers and fishermen, and their annual incomes don't exceed a few thousand US dollars. Yet, the wealth of lore and personal experience they have to share with the World -- and particularly with maritime heritage enthusiasts -- is priceless.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 12:09 AM

HOO-RAW!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 03:05 AM

Great, tigerlily, Hope that works out with the Barroullie Whalers.Thank you and all Mystic staff who are working on this. Funding/grants, and all the details in getting them to make it to the fest are painstakingly detailed and labor intensive, and whether or not they can be there, your efforts are much appreciated.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 07:31 AM

I plan to pitch support for the festival to anyone who shows up to the shanty sings at NEFFA.... I haven't checked to see if flyers are up on the Mystic site...


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 09:08 AM

Good news, and fundraising is always hard work.

Odd that there's not a shanty to help that effort. Maybe something such as "working for the Yankee dollar."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Heavenly Twin 2
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 04:50 PM

Our yearly check is on the way. As Rick Spencer now calls us, Pam and Sue Heavenly


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,jcampbellwampum
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 08:11 AM

We had a chance to spend some time with Joe Leavitt and his wife in New Bedford last Fall. He, as a Native subsistence whaler in Barrow Alaska, expressed the importance of this activity
for the healthy maintenance of his culture in that part of the world, and felt that if they were forced to discontinue it would lead quickly to the destruction of whatever cultural continuity they have been able to maintain.
They were participants in New Bedford's Working Waterfront Festival, which is quickly becoming the most important and relevant of all the Maritime related events.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 08:01 PM

Jon-

When does New Bedford's Working Waterfront Festival happen?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 06:37 AM

I noticed that the Friday symposium session is at a new locaation - Avery Point campus of UCONN, But don't see a starting time or equall important... just which building it's to be held in.

Would be nice to konw where to park and all that... lol


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 09:37 AM

Charley, the 2010 New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival will be Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26. Last year the Saturday program was from 11 AM to 7 PM; Sunday's was 11-5.There are 3 music stages plus discussions and other activities like rowing a whaleboat, boarding a tugboat, and preparing seafood. And of course there are seafood vendors. http://www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org/.I tried to do a blue clicky, but I don't think it was going to work. The 2010 schedule is not on the website yet. You might want to do web searches for Working Waterfront Festival 2009 and Working Waterfront Festival 2010. The 2009 website will give you the lay of the land.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 12:32 PM

Janet-

Thanks for the info.

Consulting my calendar, I see that The Portsmouth Maritime Festival (NH) will be taking place the same weekend. Sigh!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,David from Mystic Seaport
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 11:55 AM

The Friday June 11 sea music festival symposium will start at 9:30 AM in the Marine Sciences Building, Room 103, on the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 05:23 PM

thanks, David for the update. I'll include that with the festival flyer for Neffa.

all I'll need for Friday is my recorders & lots of coffee... LOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: KathyW
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 04:58 PM

Here's a map of the U of Connecticut campus showing the Marine Sciences building:
http://averypoint.uconn.edu/avery_point/campus_map.pdf (pops)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 07:38 PM

Grinders for lunch, everybody!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: KathyW
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 11:19 PM

Hooray! It looks like the fund-raising efforts must have paid off.

When I visited the Mystic website today I noticed that the Barrouallie Whalers are now on the list of scheduled festival performers.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: tigerlily
Date: 24 Apr 10 - 12:20 AM

Fund-raising continues; we're not yet out of the woods, but much more optimistic.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 07:08 PM

Hi all,

Yesterday's tribute to Barry Finn at NEFFA was well attended and it was wonderful hearing that wall of musician's voices joining in with Barry, Justine, Charlie Ipcar, and everyone from Gloucester. John Roberts made a guest appearance singing Roll On prior to his own workshop, and it was a wonderful, beautiful gathering. Great precursor to the festival and a loving tribute to Barry.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 09:15 AM

There was good attendance for the various sea music/shanty sings and the Mystic flyers got snatched up quickly... here's hoping the folks can make it out & bring their friends.

I put the campus map & symposium info on the back side of the flyers to see if that helps folks find the place easier.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 03:44 PM

Yeah, I saw that there were flyers. We had left quite a few but were surprised to see them already out on tables at NEFFA. I probably saw you there, and I don't always put mudcat people and faces together.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 09:22 AM

I know a few folks and their mudcat "handles".... I also recognized a fair number of folks from Mystic, but am clueless as to their names. Mike & have have been sound crew volunteers at Mystic for 20+ years.

I was helping out a bit at the CAMSCO table and did some presenting in Mike's workshops... Ewan MacColl & the open shanty sing.

Chris Setari


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 06:48 PM

3/5 of Barnacle attended on Saturday attending various workshops, including part of the round workshop, drums, waltz jams, and the Beatles singalong which quickly became a dance off. The rest of the time we pestered the Steve Brown, Jon Danforth, and the rhythm bones folks and drooled over Mance Grady's bodhrans. Jon Cannon 1/5 attended both Saturday and Sunday performing with one of the klezmer groups.


Again, it was truly wonderful with that wall of sound-- rich harmonies-- from the Barry Finn Shanty sing-- that music you get when you attend the workshops in the Greenmanville Church. Can't wait for the shanty sings. Nice teaser for Mystic.

Mary Audette


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: KathyW
Date: 10 May 10 - 11:59 PM

I'm curious whether anyone knows if the list of papers to be presented and the schedule of presentation for the symposium will be announced in advance so folks can plan? On the one hand, there is at least one lecture I'd particularly like to see, the only one I know about so far-- a paper that Jerry Bryant will be presenting according to this thread: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=102326&messages=65#2897774 (pops).

But on the other hand, one *might* hope to work in a small amount of sightseeing that doesn't involve Mystic Seaport while out in Connecticut.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 11 May 10 - 06:18 AM

We'll have to hope that David Littlefield visits this thread & gives us the scoop. The symposium schedule is always a well kept mystery until we get there & see the festival booklet.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: RTim
Date: 11 May 10 - 02:02 PM

Hi All,
I also know that I am presenting a paper at the Symposium, as below:

Maritime Songs and Singers Collected in Hampshire, England by
Dr. George Gardiner, 1905-1909

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 May 10 - 08:58 PM

Thanks, Tim.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,David from Mystic
Date: 12 May 10 - 03:20 PM

Music of the Sea Symposium   -
Presented by Mystic Seaport, The University of Connecticut and the United States Coast Guard Academy

Schedule of Events - June 11 ? 12, 2010



Friday, June 11, UCONN, Avery Point, Marine Science Building

9:00 Coffee and Danish

9:20 Welcome, Morning Moderator, Glenn S. Gordinier

9:30 Jerry Bryant, "Long We've Toiled on the Rolling Wave: One Sea Song's Journey from the Gun Deck to Hollywood"

10:15 April Grant, "TERRIBLE POLLY: The Battle of the Sexes in Gale Huntington's "Songs the Whalemen Sang"

11:00 ? Coffee and Danish

11:15 Tim Radford, "Maritime Songs and Singers Collected in Hampshire, England by Dr. George Gardiner, 1905-1909"

Lunch

1:30 Reconvene, Afternoon Moderator, Mary K Bercaw Edwards

Tim Prchal "The Currents of the Soul': The Atlantic Reflected in 19th-century American Immigration Songs"

2:15 Bob Walser "Dreg Songs: A Scots Oyster Fishing Tradition: Oyster Dredging Songs of the Firth of Forth"



Saturday, June 12, Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Church

9:30 Welcome, Moderator, Glenn S. Gordinier

Stephen D. Winick, "Richard Doerflinger, Patrick Tayluer and the Other Leaving of Liverpool"

10:45 Stuart M. Frank, Ballads and Songs of the American Sailor


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 May 10 - 08:37 PM

Dave-

The Sea Symposium certainly looks interesting. I'll certainly be attending.

I'm also wondering if there will be any kind of remembrance service for Johnny Collins and Barry Finn. There may have been other nautical main stays who have also passed over the bar in the past year but I can't think of them at the present time. I know we can (and will) do this one way or another but is it part of the official program?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 May 10 - 08:24 PM

refresh!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heavenly Twin II
Date: 14 May 10 - 10:22 AM

Charley....Liam Clancy also passed this year (since the last festival) See you in a few weeks


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 14 May 10 - 07:30 PM

Mystic Seaport's January Chantey Blast (fundraiser for the Sea Music Festival) was a memorial for Barry Finn. Members of his family attended. Songs were sung; tears were shed. It was wonderful--and packed. I wondered if it exceeded fire capacity for the venue.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Heavenly Twin 2
Date: 18 May 10 - 02:23 PM

Its a rainy Tuesday afternoon and I was just daydreaming about the Festival which is less than a month away. I am just happy that we have one but I was really thinking how nice it would be if it was one of those warm summery weekends where you lay in the grass and just relax and listen to the music. Whatever the weather, we will see you soon. Love- the twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Marc Bernier
Date: 21 May 10 - 08:01 AM

For anyone who's interested. It has been requested that I post this...

Symposium on Music of the Sea
31st Annual Sea Music Festival
11-12 June 2009

Co-sponsored by Mystic Seaport,
the University of Connecticut at Avery Point,
and the United States Coast Guard Academy.

The first day of the symposium is FREE and will be held at the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT, in Room 103 of the Marine Sciences Building. For directions and a map of the campus: http://averypoint.uconn.edu/avery_point/about.php

The second day of the symposium will be held in the Greenmanville Church, Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT. For directions, click on "Plan Your Visit" at http://www.mysticseaport.org. The cost of the symposium at Mystic Seaport is included in the cost of admission to the 31st Annual Sea Music Festival. Click on "Calendar of Events" OR "Buy Tickets Online." Tickets can be bought at the door.

Friday, June 11, UConn Avery Point, Marine Science Building Room 103
9:00 Coffee and Danish
9:20 Welcome: Morning Moderator Glenn S. Gordinier
9:30 Jerry Bryant, "'Long We've Toiled on the Rolling Wave': One Sea Song's Journey from the Gun Deck to Hollywood"
10:15 April Grant, "TERRIBLE POLLY: The Battle of the Sexes in Gale Huntington's Songs the Whalemen Sang"
11:00 Coffee and Danish
11:15 Tim Radford, "Maritime Songs and Singers Collected in Hampshire, England, by Dr. George Gardiner, 1905-1909"
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Reconvene: Afternoon Moderator Mary K Bercaw Edwards
Tim Prchal "'The Currents of the Soul': The Atlantic Reflected in 19th-Century American Immigration Songs"
2:15 Bob Walser "Dreg Songs: A Scots Oyster Fishing Tradition: Oyster Dredging Songs of the Firth of Forth"
4:00 Return to Mystic Seaport for a special demonstration in the whaleboat by the Barrouallie Whalemen

Saturday, June 12, Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Church
9:30 Welcome: Moderator Glenn S. Gordinier
Stephen D. Winick, "Richard Doerflinger, Patrick Tayluer, and the Other Leaving of Liverpool"
10:45 Stuart M. Frank, Ballads and Songs of the American Sailor

Please contact Mary K Bercaw Edwards or Glenn Gordinier with questions.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 29 May 10 - 04:05 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 May 10 - 06:09 PM

Marc-

Looks interesting.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: KathyW
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 10:45 PM

I'm happy to see that Stephen Winick will be giving a presentation on "The Leaving of Liverpool" Saturday morning. A reason not to stay up *too* late Friday night! A friend recently pointed out his very interesting article about that song in the Summer-Fall 2008 issue of Folklife Center News. If anyone is interested to read that article, you can find it online here:
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/news/pdf/FCN_Vol30_3-4optimized.pdf (pops open new window)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 11:47 PM

Thank you, KathyW, for that link. I will bookmark it. I'm a member of Mystic Seaport but couldn't get to the festival until I retired. June is not good for teachers. Since retirement I have gone annually. I live about an hour from the Seaport, but this year for the first time I have booked a room nearby. I realized I cannot do the late-night pub sings and the morning symposiums if I commute from home. I look forward to this presentation.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 09:58 AM

The Festival is coming up fast!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, catching up on extra sleep


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: mg
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 01:12 PM

It is probably too late for us to do anything, but we have our new tugboat CD out and it is really nice...it is just out and we raced to sell it at FOlklife and are just starting to market it elsewhere..so if anyone is in an official position or could mention it to the people who run the bookstore or the new tug exhibit that it is out and truly wonderful, that would be great. PM me for details. mg


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 03:02 AM

and now begins the mad rush to pack for the long weekend... one set of summer duds, one set for cold and a third for wet... lol

and let the singing begin...


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 08:04 AM

For those who have never attended this Sea Music Festival before, here's my short summary. The location is the Mystic SeaPort Museum which has many traditional wooden ships tied up at the wharfs, and a full range of associated museum displays in work buildings and galleries. In the shipyard, there's an on-going major rebuild of the whaling bark Charles W. Morgan.

The Festival kicks off (sets sail?) with a Thursday evening concert, followed by a public shanty session at a dance hall across from the Museum. Friday during the day there are lectures and then an evening concert and another shanty session. Saturday there is a morning lecture and then a full slate of workshops and mini-concerts, major evening concert and another late night shanty session. Sunday there are more workshops and mini-concerts during the day, and then a wind-up final survivors concert in the late afternoon.

There are generally smaller music sessions going on in the late evening, some of them only accessible to Museum staff, performers, Festival volunteers and Festival donors. Ask around and you may be able to participate in one of these as well. The public shanty sessions usually end around midnight but the other informal sessions have been said to continue until the sun rises again; I wouldn't know, given that I generally bail out at 2 am.

Please feel free to add on or correct my ad hoc summary, or better still go to the Festival Website.

Judy and I will be there all weekend, as will be Norris Dale, another member of Roll & Go. Ask us about our new CD titled Look Out!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Martin Graebe
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 08:22 AM

Shan and I had a wonderful time at Mystic last year. Great place for a festival. Great festival for the place. We'll be thinking of you.

Martin


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 12:20 PM

Hello, Martin. That was a wonderful workshop on the Baring-Gould collection, in Berkeley a few weeks back.

-Chanteyranger (who you met aboard Balclutha with the Holdstocks).


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Martin Graebe
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 03:29 PM

Thank you, Chanteyranger (is it Peter?). Glad you enjoyed the workshop - we certainly enjoyed meeting all of you folk. And it was a nice surprise finding the shanty singing on the Balclutha - it's good for the soul!

Best wishes.

Martin


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Heavenly Twin 2
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 04:42 PM

Charley your summary of the festival was really on target. I guess that the only thing that I would add is the amazing comaraderie of the people who enjoy this music. If you are new to the genre, there is a good chance you will fall in love quite eaisly. If you are a devotee of sea music but have never been to the festival you will think you have died and gone to heaven. It is authentic ,it is international, it is inspiring and it is just plain fun. Come join us, you are in for a treat! See you all this weekend. Twin 2


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 09:05 PM

And please sing along!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: mg
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 02:00 AM

Here's to get you in the mood...can you book these two in a few years?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR_kBfy4dJE&feature=related

Young Newfies.   mg


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 09:56 AM

At work when I put in my leave slip, they know it is for the annual "family reunion" of festival volunteers, performers and even those long time festival goers... the ones who I know by face & have no clue as to their names... you guys should start wearing nametags... LOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Heavenly Twin 2
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 01:59 PM

This is my first year retired,but when I was working I had a great boss and I would poke my head into his office about this time of the year and say "I wont be here on Friday." He'd look at the calendar and ask," The fleets in?" He knew!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 03:25 PM

For anyone who hasn't noticed, the grid for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon concerts is now on the Mystic Seaport website. http://www.mysticseaport.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=F9B52A41-1E4F-379B-60A67B44BC2AFA73 . Hope this works. It never has for me on the few occasions when I have tried before.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 09:54 AM

Hey, with a little reformatting, one can even print the grids one page each!

Wow! I can plan ahead, mark out everything I want to attend, and then forget the sheets as I dash out the door...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 12:07 AM

Charley, man plans and the gods laugh. (If you or others think this is sacrilegious, my apologies. No offense intended.)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Susan of DT
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 08:31 AM

We will be there tonite. See y'all then or later in the weekend.

Since all the concerts are listed as being in "boat shed 15" I assume that is Lighthouse Point, as usual.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 10:03 AM

You are correct about that location, Susan. The Boat Shed is that wood frame canopy-covered structure near the lighthouse. The number 15 is its designation on the seaport map. Since it is dark when the concerts end, I hope I remember to carry my flashlight in a bag. The lighting along the pathways is too weak for me.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 10:08 AM

One of the less crowded but good restaurants to eat at before the concert is "Go Fish" which is on the back side of the Olde Mystick shopping mall across from Howard Johnson's after you get off I-95. We'll probably be there if we're on schedule.

Oh, yes, now where did I put the clipboard with the festival schedules?

Oh, dear?

Charging camera batteries, cell phone batteries, electric shaver, recorder, and credit card...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Liam's Brother
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 10:10 AM

For those many hundreds or thousands of miles from Mystic, this weekend's evening concerts will be broadcast live via internet stream on WPKN-FM radio.

The web address is http://www.wpkn.org/ontheair.html.

But, remember, the best seat in the house is actually at Lighthouse Point, Mystic Seaport at 7 PM each evening.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 12:22 AM

The Thursday night concert and pub sing were a wonderful warm-up for the music to come.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jun 10 - 09:45 AM

Music has been wonderful as have the symposium lectures.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, resident in Mystic


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 10:25 AM

Too much late night singing. I'll be catching up on sleep for the rest of the week.

Dave Coffin and his daughter were wonderful to watch last evening, just a magic set of songs and harmony.

Gibbs been doing some creative shantying.

And there's a pack of pirates from Brown University here as well.

Several songs paid tribute to Barry, including my rendition of "Yangtse River Shanty" last night at the Shanty Blast; there was a thunderstorm at the time which added some extra dynamics to the rendition:

Away, boys, away (CRASH AND FLASH)!
Blow me down that Yangtse River,
Away, boys, lift and walk away (FLASH, CRASH AND FLASH)!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, still resident in Mystic


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 06:42 PM

"Maui" and "Leave Her Johnny" have been sung and the Festival is being packed away for another year as I post this. How ever do they store all those fine performers, not to mention their instruments?

No photos yet but we'll probably post some in a day or so.

It was really nice to meet some more Mudcatters at the Festival, match faces to names. And I think some of my photos have captured them at their best!

Other moments to treasure include The B. Whalers dedicating one of their songs to Barry Finn; The Johnson Girls also dedicated at least a couple of songs to Barry. He is well remembered.

Peter and Richard did really well, as expected, and I'm looking forward to listening to their new CD on the way home.

I understand the late late night song session Saturday at the Youth Training Building went on to at least 4 in the morning, but we'll have to get a survivor, if there were any, to give us a report. I bailed out at 2 am after the Shanty Shout at the dance hall closed down. I'll describe that in more detail after I return to Maine but it was a great session.

Now it's off to find something to eat and more to drink. Judy and I are staying another day rather than run the risk of not making it back to Maine in our somewhat compromised functional status.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, still resident in Mystic.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 09:42 PM

I'm home and still on a Sea Music High. The festival was wonderful. If you couldn't make it, I hope you will next year. If you were there, you already know how wonderful it was, and I hope you'll come back. I hope I do, too! I'm looking forward to seeing Charley's photos. It looks like he has some serious camera equipment. My next big festival will be New Bedford's Summerfest, July 2-4. It's a more generalized folk music festival, but I know some sea music will be included. It's very inexpensive. Often we can see fireworks during the Celtic Extravaganza which closes the festival.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Heavenly Twin 2
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 07:31 AM

Wonderful festival Geoff did a great job. We loved the B. whalers and Mustards Retreat.( there must be a song in there- Michael Hough) The rain was just a slight inconvenience because when you are there the music takes you away to many places in the mind and the heart. But most of all we love all you beautiful people whom we consider some of our dearest friends. Oh I dont want to forget the hymn sing thank you Deidre it was so lovely. I will forever hold onto the song "Take Me in Your Lifeboat" when I need a little boost on a tough day but festival memories help in that area too. Love and many kisses from The Heavenly Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 09:01 AM

Off to Kitchen Little for breakfast and then back to Maine.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 02:25 PM

Great job, everyone, for another successful festival, full of camaraderie and enthusiasm. THe recovery period now begins!

Let me be the first to add some visuals to this thread. Here are the brilliant Barrouallie Whalers in the final concert. In these songs, they pay tribute to Barry Finn and Edgar Mulraine.

We Are Bound Down South Alibama
Bulldog, Don't Bite Me


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heavenly Twin 1
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 03:29 PM

I'm a bit melancholy...always am on the day after. I think this was an excellent festival even more excellent than usual. I looked in my purse for a pen between classes and there was my nametag and our hotel keys...Sometimes I just can't let go and accept reality back into my life. Thank you dear friends all for being so sweet and kind and also loving what I love. Hope He keeps you in his lifeboat until we all meet again HT1


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heidi
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 04:20 PM

It was my first time going this year after hanging out at the Griz for several, and I'm really happy I went. As I was in the car heading home last night I had the biggest grin on my face, and the high (as well as the new CDs I bought) got me through all day today, despite still being exhausted from staying up till 2 every night. Personal highlights for me include:

-vocally dueling singers from Nordet.
-Watching David Coffin and his daughter sing.
-Everyone joining in and harmonizing on Northwest Passage during the Stan Rogers tribute on Sunday.
-singing halyard shanties in the pouring rain while actually doing the work.
-leading a chanty for the first time in the session on Friday night.
-sitting in the final concert and realizing that I definitely need to do this more and become more a part of this community.

I played part of "The Edmond Fitzgerald" to my fourth grade class last period today.... One of the girls would like a CD. I hope she likes it enough to explore this genre more. :)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 04:31 PM

OT but can you give her and perhaps the rest of the class a special reward..certificate, extra recess or whatever..for learning that or another song from it...that is a very long song to be sure. But I hope she is encouraged to learn some of the songs. It never occurred to us to learn more than one verse of any song when we were younger, perhaps because no one ever even suggested it to us.

Someone said that her 4 year old had learned most of the songs on our tugboat CD which is so cute...mg


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 05:31 PM

I'm just getting home from putting the rest of the gear away. Time for a beer and bed. No Gris for me tonight. Thank you all for a great weekend.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 05:40 PM

Gibb-

Your two videos above are just wonderful. I was caught be surprise when the Barrouallie Whalers dedicated the first song to Barry Finn, big lump in throat. I'll be sending them a copy of Barry's CD as thanks for remembering him.

We also had a fine time listening to three of our newly acquired CD's on the drive back to Maine:

With Shipmates All Around by Peter Kasin and Richard Adrianowicz
Salty Walt & the Rattlin' Ratlines by Walter Askew and gang
Outward Bound by Bob Walser

The fact that we were listening to just these three CD's for more than four hours indicates the quality of the performances as well as our avid interest. We were never bored!

Now to begin editing digital images, hoping that there are at least a dozen keepers from the hundreds that were shot over the weekend.

Nice to be back in Maine, all things considered.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble and JudyB


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Surferman
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 06:41 PM

I am still worn out from the 4 days of bliss. I had to have my students run class for me today. If any one stops by the German club; would you please look for my voice? I think I lost it there.Thanks to all of the performers and listeners who continue to be so gracious to one so new to the genre.
Fair winds to you all!
DI


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Greg B
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 07:42 PM

Gibb--- Thanks for the glimpse. I hope the Seaport will forebear from claiming copyright and demanding that they be pulled from YouTube!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 08:21 PM

Here is the "Maui" closer.

[As far as copyright, etc. goes, I seek permission when reasonable from the performers to post, although that is as a matter of courtesy since I don't think this requires permission. (?) However if the Seaport, B. Whalers, etc. requires it, they won't need to demand from YouTube; I will gladly and immediately remove in respect of people's wishes.]


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 08:28 PM

Gibb-

Not to worry until someone from the Museum raises that point. They really are great (well as fine as one can do ad hoc) videos and a public service.

Feverishly editing underexposed images from the Friday Evening Shanty Shout.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 12:19 AM

Gibb, I hope those clips can remain on YouTube. I shared the Maui clip on Facebook. My folkie friends will love it, but the rest won't bother to view it. One of the many things that make the festival so wonderful for me is being with all of you who love it, too, and many of you know so much more about it that I'm learning new things.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 12:33 AM

Hi Janet,
I think you're in a few of those clips, too ;)


Here is a clip of Sir Don Sineti singing a ballad of "The Minnesota" during the "Shipwreck!" workshop. Incidentally, if anyone knows more about the song (I am not sure if there are more verses, for example), it would be interesting to know. It didn't turn up in any basic searches.

CLIP


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heidi
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 11:24 AM

Mg,
Sadly, there's only two days left of school, so I doubt she'll be able to learn it that quickly! That said, I'm really hoping that she'll like it enough to seek out some more music in the folk genre. We'll see what happens.

Survivor's night was wonderful, btw. I wish we could have gone later than 11....

Heidi


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Greg B
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 02:23 PM

If the Seaport kicks up a fuss, one might point out that the Chicago Maritime Festival puts up / allows to be posted a whole load of YouTube clips from their venue. I'm only mentioning it because, in my experience, MSM seems to rather jealously guard the rights and privileges pertaining to their venue.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 05:13 PM

Heidi-

Who was performing at Survivor's Night?

I've attended a couple of these raucous and wonderful evenings but we couldn't stay another day this year.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heidi
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 05:57 PM

Charley,
I'm horrible at names, but I'll do my best. These are not in order.

At least two of the Johnson Girls were there, and they brought along Nordet, which was a treat. They brought along Nicole, who is about 5'2", and has curly dark hair.

The sea captain who did the Caribbean song with the Johnson Girls and Geoff as backup singers.

Geoff came up and did Old Fid.

One of the men from San Francisco, tall with a dark braid. Peter and Richard were not there, for not clearly defined reasons.

Several of us locals got up and sang a song or two, namely Rodney (didn't go to the festival this year), Quinn (tall guy, curly hair, ran around all weekend wearing some variation on a maroon shirt and a full-brimmed hat), and myself (girl who ran around with Quinn).

Last, but not least, two women from Chicago got up. I completely do not remember their names, but one sang a shanty, and the other a drinking song. Both were older, one tall with a long braid, the other shorter with reddish hair cut in a bob.

Excellent night on a whole. Apparently the Johnson Girls are doing it again tonight at South Street Seaport, but I'm exhausted, so I'm not going to be able to make it to that. That said, definitely a good evening.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 09:19 PM

Heidi-

"The sea captain who did the Caribbean song" would be Rick Nestler.

Sounds like Salty Walt from San Francisco, and KathyW (taller woman with long braid) from Chicago.

Thanks!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: KathyW
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 12:50 AM

Whew, just got home to Chicago. (Long flight delay due to storms.) Yes, Charley guessed correctly, I was the tall woman from Chicago, the shorter woman with red hair was my friend Polly.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 01:13 AM

There's a Survivor's Night? Hmm. Is that by invitation only?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heidi
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 07:10 AM

Janet,
Survivor's Night is the Monday night after the festival, and it's held at the Grizwold Inn in Essex, CT. Anyone can show up, and they had a sign-up sheet for performers.

Heidi


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 07:56 AM

Janet et al-

Some of the options of the Festival are not all that apparent to first-timers. However, one can learn all the details by reviewing the old Mystic threads or by asking the right people but it's all a bit overwhelming the first time around and who are the "right people"? Practically everything is accessible if you have the energy to ride the wave. Of course there is some danger of crashing on the rocks! ;~)

I didn't have the energy to move from the dance hall shanty shout to the YTB for more songs at 2 am early Sunday morning; I hang my head in shame...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Paul_Schurr_PSG_NY
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 09:19 AM

Well the YTB Night Owl sing was a hoot. The Brown University students (Arggg) did a version of Barley Mow as fast as I've ever heard it. Love their enthusiasm! Marc Bernier has even more energy and a bigger smile at the late night sing. Nordet charmed us... and John Roberts did a song with them too. Jeff Keller had us "Down Below" once more. Good song. Peter Sousa sang Rain. I offered up the Buying a Bra recitation -- one of the Nordet guys said he couldn't follow a word, but I couldn't act it out... Good laughs on that one. Of course there was more singing than I've mentioned. Alison Kelley dedicated a song to Barry, and someone else called for a remembrance. I know he would have enjoyed the night so I celebrated all he gave to us in other YTB Night Owl sings. (Reminder: The Press Room shanty sing this coming weekend is dedicated to Barry Finn.)

The morning birds were singing as I went to bed.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 09:51 AM

Thanks, all, for the info. This wasn't my first festival, but it was the first since I've been on Mudcat (will join when I can come up with an appropriate moniker). This was also the first time I've stayed overnight so that I could go to the Pub Sings and arrive on time for morning events. I stayed in Groton, but I still didn't get enough sleep although I bailed out of Pub Sings around 1 AM. Next year, if budget permits, I might splurge even more and stay in Mystic. It was hard driving by hotels and getting on 95 S. I worry about hotel prices and in several months may seek suggestions/advice, but that will be a whole new thread, and I've never started one.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 10:34 AM

PaulS-

You also did a nice job of leading "West Indies Blues" on Saturday night at the dance hall.

Norris Dale was also at the YTB Night Owl Hoot and I'm sure I'll get more details from him when we get together this evening for Roll & Go practice.

Janet-

The cost effective way to attend Mystic and participate in everything is to become a volunteer. You get to sleep aboard the Conrad instead of worrying about the commute.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, still editing 100's of images but I'm now up to ARRGH!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 10:43 AM

As another survivor of the Sat YTB Night Owl sing - though I do admit to nice nap in corner earlier - we had started to think no one would show up & then 2 AM came bring with it quite a nice crowd.

Loved it when the hurdy gurdy came out and he played a few nice dance tunes - French or Breton, I'm not sure.

One nice thing about the YTB is that it not just shanties that are sung... I can remember one year when Jeff Warner declared the YTB to be off limits to shanties... LOL...

Driving home Monday, I did find myself singing new verses to one song done that night...

I like to sing 'til the sun she rises
Early in the morning
I like to belt a shanty chorus
Raising the roof with merry song
And hurrah for the life of a shanty singer
As we stumble through the morning dew


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 11:04 AM

Note: ARRR! vs, ARRGH! There quite a difference :)

I took French leave (no offense to Nordet!) from the YTB Night Owl at 3:30. I led the first song as people were getting settled ("Dom Pedro"). Very little maritime music was being sung this year (e.g. compared to last year, with Barry, Jerry, Charlie, Walter, etc, there)--which I appreciate-- however it is less to my taste. I ate plenty of ad-hoc bologne sandwiches and under-ripe cherries, though...some of us are ravenous dogs at that hour--thank you! And I enjoyed a moment when one of the gents from Nordet was asking what bologne was and a woman (sorry I don't know name) attempted to describe it...as if we were to be ashamed of bologne in the face of fine French taste! 3 cheers for the survivors!

More video clips to come.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 11:24 AM

glad you partook of the grub... less to bring home... feeding folks has become rather convoluted the past few years with the different monies spent on who feeds who... yeesh... oh for the good old days when we fed ourselves and everyone got good chow. But nobody starves on my watch...:D so long as they aren't too fussy :D

since we had to cram everything into a little Honda, the assortment of goodies didn't include anything that couldn't survive getting squished during the 400 mile trip from western NY... lol


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 11:33 AM

Gibb-

Very true. The correct name for the pirate gang associated with Brown University is ARRR!!! They certainly have the right spirit and some nice moves on stage.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 11:38 AM

Believe me, the food was VERY appreciated!! 3 more cheers for you!

So here are.....The Whalers! (*cue "Brass Bonanza"*) The clips are shaky at best, but I tried to put it together in such a way to reinforce the narrative of catching blackfish. My favourite part is when Vincent Reid says, "a cock, a cow, and a calf..." Just cracks me up how he says it. Oh, and when one schoolgirl standing near me hears them sing "World of Misery" and says, "That's some *good* music!"

PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
PART 4


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,tigerlily
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 02:48 PM

Big Thanks to all who expressed their enjoyment of, and those who recorded, The Barrouallie Whalers during this splendid tour. It continues to go excellently. We sure do appreciate your support.

Tonight (6/16): 7 to 9 PM on Schooner Quinnipiack out of New Haven.

Tomorrow (6/17): 8:00 PM at Hibernian Hall, Roxbury, MA

We feel blessed to have such enthusiastic audiences.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Greg B
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 10:54 PM

I posted this suggestion before but it didn't show up.

In years past I found it useful to book lodging in Mystic early. VERY early. By booking in January (yes January) I once got a great deal on a room at the Howard Johnson's. Not the Ritz, but you don't hang in your room anyway. I just went onto Travelocity--- it appears as though their limit is 11 months in advance, but for May the prices looked livable. I'd suggest waiting until July and making reservations for 2011. You can always cancel! (BTW, you'd be amazed how cheaply you can stay in Mystic during November!)

Another advantage of the places between the Museum and I95 is that they are walkable if you're in no condition. And there is some likelihood that you can hitch a ride with someone else leaving around the same time, as they'll be passing.

Before the Amistad project and when I used to help with pre-Festival organization, I used to stay in the house in the shipyard that became offices for Amistad and thereafter. THAT was heaven!

Then there were the days when the Mystic Whaler used to donate her cabins. You could listen to concerts from your bunk.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 11:23 PM

Charley, Greg, thanks for the info about staying in Mystic. Gibb, great videos. I watched Friday's demo from Chubb's Wharf and could see everything, but the vocals were distorted when they reached the wharf. I was glad to be able to hear it on your videos. The best way to describe bologna to a French person might be "charcuterie" which is processed meat like sausages and pate. It is also the name of the type of store (like a deli) that sells these products.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heidi
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 06:40 AM

What exactly is the YTB Nite Owl sing?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 08:31 AM

Heidi et al-

There is no "exactly" about "the YTB Nite Owl sing." It's a constantly evolving concept.

"YTB" is an abbreviation for the Youth Training Building, adjacent to where the Conrad is moored, which is officially used as a green room for performers, a gathering place for volunteers and Friends of the Festival. Performers and volunteers also dine there, if they have time to dine.

After the official evening concerts some people have typically gathered there for singing, as an alternative to the shanty shouts at the dance hall, or have shifted over there after the shanty shouts. Officially the building is restricted to performers, volunteers and Friends of the Festival (donors) and Museum staff but "guests" of all of the above have been observed from time to time.

This year there was only half a dozen of us there on Friday night between midnight and 2 am. But on Saturday there evidently was a couple of dozen stalwarts, some hanging out until 4 am.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, with only about 200 more digital images to edit...


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Heavenly Twin 2
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 01:36 PM

Cant wait for the pictures Charley. We noticed you were quite busy with the camera during the pub sings.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: MMario
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 02:02 PM

I missed this, again, this year. Maybe next year; because I REALLY miss it.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 03:32 PM

Well, the first set of images are now posted to my Facebook page for the Thursday Evening Setting Out Concert at the Boatshed on Lighthouse Point. Here's the link: Click here for website!

However, I'm not sure if you have to be one of my "friends" on Facebook to view the images. If so, then I'll have to post them somewhere else or you'll have to request permission to be one of my hundreds of "friends."

I'd also appreciate help identifying the individual band members of Nordet, and any other corrections for my captions.

If any performer wants his or her image deleted, I will be happy to comply.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Heavenly Twin 2
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 05:01 PM

Excellent first set.More to come?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 08:47 PM

HT's-

Yes, but it will be a day or two more. And Saturday is our special gathering at the Press Room (Portsmouth, NH) in remembrance of Barry Finn.

I should mention my methodology for posting images of performers. I generally first look for sharp focus and good lighting. Then I look for images where the performers seem to be excited about what they are doing. Then I look for interesting angles, perspectives, odd combinations of color, fuzzy action, interaction of characters. In some cases there weren't a lot of choices and the resulting images are a poor compromise for what I'd like to post.

I'm not about to discuss any particular image and I'm certainly not encouraging anyone else to say anything negative about an image; positive comments are more than welcome! But some (if not all!) of the performers need to think more about how they present themselves to an audience. Performance is more than memorizing the lyrics.

I do remember the period (back in the Pleistocene) when members of my group Roll & Go felt it appropriate to go asleep on stage between choruses or refrains. That did not look good from the audience perspective. Now our members are more likely to look with interest at the person leading the song or scan the audience and engage them in the fun. We think we are providing a better performance.

Cheerily,
Professor Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 10:34 PM

The second set of photos for the Friday Evening concert is now up on my Facebook page (link above). The next won't be posted until Sunday, given how busy things are going to be around here.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: sciencegeek
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 07:00 AM

the Black Brook Singers had a pretty busy schedule and were gone on Sunday, so I only got a brief moment to chat with them. I was curious to know if their people, the wôpanâak were involved in the lifesaving service referenced in the Dillon Bustin song, Humane Society. The answer is yes and some of the group's members had relatives in the service. However, they did not know of the song and I never got to meet up with them again.

They are on Facebook & I'll see if I can get some info off to them. The world keeps getting smaller thanks to this great festival.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: radriano
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 11:28 AM

Hello to all,

Richard here (of Peter Kasin & Richard Adrianowicz).

We were sorry to miss the Griswold. We had gotten some conflicting information from two different contacts at the Gris concerning optimum arrival time but by the time we finally rented rooms at a Howard Johnsons Motel we were just exhausted. For my own part I was feeling the effects of taking too many pain killers (both of my hips are dislocated) - usually I just take my meds at night to sleep but activity at the festival had me taking them during the day as well! Pretty much out of it at the end there.

That being said I did have a great time at the festival. Between the Barrouallie Whalers, Nordet, the Johnson Girls, Bob Webb, Bob Walser, David Coffin ... I could go on because I don't think there was anyone there I didn't like. Except for the last day I did not make any of the after-hours shanty sings for lack of energy. It was great seeing John Roberts again, and Jerry Bryant (that saucy devil), Charlie and Judy, Dan Milner (I enjoyed gettting to know you better, Dan). And it was great having Walter Askew there. Walt has always been supportive and is a good friend. Peter and I do regret not having called him up to sing with us.

I'm sure I'll think of someone else I failed to mention here but I'm at work so I'll post again later.

Richard Adrianowicz (radriano)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 04:04 PM

Richard-

Glad to hear that you made it home safely.

The sea music festivities continue this Saturday, 3:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Press Room in Portsmouth, NH. Some of the folks who never stopped singing after Mystic are sure to be there as well raring to sing on!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: KathyW
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 01:32 AM

I had a wonderful time at the festival, as did my husband & Chicago friends, but I'm only now recovering and getting around to going through all the pictures. Next time I'll have to train in advance, because heaven knows I'm not interested in pacing myself. I'm particularly grateful to all the very nice folks who made us feel welcome. In some ways we had even more fun than last year, part of it was that this time we had a better idea of what to expect and could better plan where to be. And the festival organizers are to be congratulated on doing a fine job of getting scheduling information out early. The best part, of course, was all the singing.   

My sole regret is that once again, we didn't manage to find much time before or after the festival to enjoy many of the regular exhibits at the Seaport. There were just so many things going on!

Anyway, for those who are interested, here are some of our pictures from the festival, most of them taken by my husband. I congratulate him on achieving a personal best on fast lens changes during the Barrouallie Whalers boat demo.   We would have taken more pictures, but were having too much fun to be messing with cameras. I put them on flickr so you don't have to worry about signing up for anything to view them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19474091@N02/sets/72157624306676846/ (Barrouallie Whalers boat demo)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19474091@N02/sets/72157624182067819/ (Other pictures)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heavenly Twin 1
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 07:37 AM

These picures are beautiful! Wasn't that Oceans Environment workshop with Don, Geoff, and Rick great?...music with a message.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 10:54 AM

Kathy-

Some excellent shots of The Whalers in action.

Were the shots aboard the Charles W. Morgan at a regularly scheduled performance or was it a regular tour? I can't find any reference to anything happening there on my schedules.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 11:52 AM

Here's a third set of photos that I took at Mystic, primarily ones of the John Girls in action: Clink here for a good time!

I believe they are from Saturday but I could be wrong. It might have been Sunday afternoon.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 12:57 PM

Here's the 4th set of my photos taken at Mystic focused on the shanty demonstrations aboard the Joseph Conrad: click here!

Enjoy!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 20 Jun 10 - 12:52 PM

I'm enjoying the photos and videos people have posted. Charley, since I'm not your FB Friend and limit my Friendships to family and close friends, I have not been able to see most of your photos. Oddly, though, I could access the set you took on the Joseph Conrad.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jun 10 - 01:27 PM

Janet-

Thanks for the info. I'm still new to Facebook and I'll recheck the "permissions" for the various albums.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jun 10 - 01:44 PM

Here are links to three sets of Mystic photos that anyone should be able to access:

Set 1 Thursday Evening: Click here!

Set 2 Friday Evening: Click here!

Set 3 Sunday Early Afternoon (not Saturday evening!): Click here!

I hope that works better for everyone.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 20 Jun 10 - 11:25 PM

Thanks, Charley! That did work. I enjoyed seeing these photos and am glad you included the dancers.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 02:09 AM

More vids of chanteying at work, from Mystic:

Windlass - Chris Koldewey and Carl Thornton

Halyard - Peter Kasin

Halyard - Barry Keenan

My two favourites from these events, incidentally, were Peter singing "The Limerick Shanty" at the capstan and Carl singing "Hilo, Come Down Below" at the capstan. At the other end of the scale, Nordet sang "Ali Alo" very beautifully...but it didn't quite get the job done at the windlass. A learning experience.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 07:58 AM

Nice work, Gibb. The windlass work on the Dunton looks particularly fine to me.

2:09 AM? Don't you ever sleep?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 09:31 AM

Here's a link to a photo that David Diamond took that captured a special moment at the Festival with David Coffin and his daughter Linnea: click here!

There are also some other fine photos in Diamond's Facebook album.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Heavenly Twin 2
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 03:16 PM

Dear Charley youre the man! Again this year you have provided me with the photo that will be my screen saver until the festival comes again. It is the beautiful shot of the red boatwork (?) buildings with a silhouette of Geoff singing in the boatshed. It is spectacular. Thanks again to whomever took it. HT2


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 03:36 PM

What a great festival this was, as ever. We were thrilled to be there. Thanks, Charlie, for posting photos, and thanks Gibb for YouTube clips! The Barroulie Whalers were alone worth going to the festival, not only for their stage performances, but for their demonstrations of chanteying while rowing, captured for all to see on Gibb's YouTube clips. Gibb, just to state the obvious, you have made a permanent record of probably the last West Indies chanteymen the world will ever see.

Altogether an outstanding lineup, as ever. Nordet was a special treat. Great singing and playing, and, though their English is limited, they communicated their humor (especially the lead singer) through gestures and expressions so well, non-French speakers, like me, could easily understand their joking around.

I hadn't heard David Coffin before, though he has been a longtime performer at the fest, and on the East Coast in general. For Richard, and my guest Susan, and I, who saw him for the first time, we became instant fans. The Johnson Girls were brilliant as ever (and thank you J-girls for all your support of Richard and I).

As Richard wrote, the typical festival lack of sleep caught up with us a little too much to go to the Gris Monday night. I missed saying goodbye to friends. Many thanks to Geoff for inviting us, and for organizing the whole festival. Thanks to Barry Keenan for arranging lodging for visiting musicians. We really appreciated that. Thanks to the whole staff and the volunteers!

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 04:12 PM

Heavenly Twin-2-

"the beautiful shot of the red boatwork (?) buildings with a silhouette of Geoff singing in the boatshed" is a photo by my wife Judy Barrows. I really like it too!

Chantyranger-

You and Richard did very well and I'm enjoying your new CD. It is important at festivals like Mystic to know one's limits so that one may survive to perform another year. That's why I dutifully and reluctantly pack it in by 2 am. We couldn't stay another night for the Gris because we did have commitments back in Maine; JudyB was actually expected at work on Tuesday morning and I had all these hundreds of digital images to sift through (haven't finished yet and I need all the encouragement I can get).

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 04:45 PM

Thank you, Charley Noble! Glad you like the CD, and amen to trying to pace oneself at these festivals (strong emphasis on "trying").

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 04:53 PM

Well then consider yourself encouraged, Charlie! We love (and wait for) your/Judy's photos.

I am a night owl, so 2:00 is not unusual for me to be up and about. But it does cause typos -- I meant "Hilo Come Down Below" at *halyards* in my last post.

Peter, I only wish the footage were of better quality, but I have made peace with the lower quality as a compromise so I can also move about and enjoy myself as much as possible without worrying about a piece of equipment.

The one bit that I *really* wish I could have captured was after the Whalers' second demo, when they got out of the boat and performed "Dan Dan Oh." I had the perfect vantage point -- but my battery had died. I really appreciated in that performance how Dan Lanier requested Mr. Reed to graciously sit out and give the solo part to one of the "original" whalers so that we could experience that more ~authentic~ performance.

And one of my favourite photos is one of The Whalers and Dan showing Abrahams' book to local school children who were genuinely interested. Dan, if you'd like a copy of the photo and you haven't a similar one (I think at least one other person was taking snaps, too), let me know.

Gibb


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 07:59 PM

One of the many joys of this festival for me as a Mystic Seaport Member is seeing/hearing the seaport staff do songs they don't usually do. I spend a lot of time there and often follow the chantey staff from performance to performance throughout the day, but at the Festival I hear songs the rarely do. Gibb, your videos capture those moments. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,tigerlily
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 04:27 PM

Lovely photos of the Whalers, Gibb; thank you very much for sending them. I plan to share all with the fellows, now safely home in their respective homes in Barbados and St. Vincent. They had a grand time all around.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 03:41 PM

Thank you, tigerlily, for all your work in bringing them to the festival!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 10:20 PM

I just mailed Vincent Reid of the Whalers a copy of Barry Finn's CD, now that I'm assured the lads are home again. They done good!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 02:45 PM

As promised here's a link to another set of images from the Final Concert on Sunday as shot by JudyB: click here!

We would appreciate any identifying comments. And if anyone wants a photo removed, please send me a PM.

We have another couple of sets to post but this should keep folks happy for a while.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 03:54 PM

And here's a link to Set 6 of the Mystic Sea Music Festival photos primarily of people watching people, with a few dogs added to the mix: click here!

Enjoy!

Charley Noble and JudyB


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 05:52 PM

And here's a link to Set 7 of the Mystic Sea Music Festival photos taken by both JudyB and me on early Sunday afternoon, some in the Boat Shed and some in front of the Oyster Shed: click here!

I think that does it for the day.

Whew!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 06:23 PM

ha, in one of your photos I look like a some second greaser about to pummel someone with a belayin' pin! Walter's looking pretty surly, too. We could start a new gang in New York.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 06:33 PM

The MC for the final concert is Laura Travis. She hosts The Celtic Realm on Wednesday nights, 6-9 PM, on WRIU, the University of Rhode Island radio station (90.3 FM). The night before the Sea Music Festival, Bonnie and Dan Milner were guests on the show and they previewed music from many of this year's performers.

The surly-looking fellows need to get more sleep instead of staying so late at the pub sings! I felt surly because I couldn't keep up with you.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heavenly Twin 1
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 07:27 PM

Charley, I have relived this festival through your beautiful photos, and I will over and over again. Thank you for the effort and time that went into sharing all of these with us. What a gift! Thank you so much...Sue and Pam, the Heavenly Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 07:50 PM

Here's a set of Mystic photos which basically set the scene: click here!

I especially like the shots of Kitchen Little.

Sue and Pam-

We appreciate kind words about these photos. It's really hard to catch folks in focus, in good light, and with pleasing expressions on their faces. We haven't always been successful. Next time we'll have you say "cheese!"

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 04:59 PM

Here's our last set of photos which are but a small sample of what actually took place at the late evening Friday shanty session at the dance hall: click here!

We were having too much fun to take many photos.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 11:20 PM

More great photos, but is that really all for 2010? Oh well, the 2011 festival is less than a year away. BTW, I was at the Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat Show today. Carl Thornton was today's chanteyman, Barry Keenan was on the demo squad, and Denise Cannella was answering questions on the Charles W. Morgan, so all three were part of Dogwatch. This is the first time I've been there since the festival.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 09:08 AM

Janet et al-

I'm sure there were other photographers at work at the Festival. In fact we have documentary proof that several were taking photos. But the only photos I've seen posted here or on Facebook were by David Diamond, Gibb Sahib, and KathyW (did I miss anyone?).

Again if anyone wants a high resolution image of their own photo e-mailed to them, send me a PM (identifying which album it is in and what its number is) and I'll be happy to comply. I can't legally risk (it's also rude) sending an image of someone else's photo to anyone unless they have the explicit permission of the person featured in the photo. I'm also happy to delete any photo in Facebook in which the person featured objects to it being displayed; we tried to avoid posting anything with weird expressions but we may have crossed the line on occasion (and some folks are just...no, I didn't say that!).

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 04:09 PM

Here's a question for the Heavenly Twins. In this photo of you two at the Festival which is Sue and which is Pam: click here!

And it's not fair to say "I'm the one in the jean jacket!"

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST,Heavenly Twin 1
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 07:07 PM

Pam on left...Sue on right


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 08:17 PM

My left or yours? ;~)
Who had the pirate badge on the shoulder?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 08:21 PM

We both wear that patch but it is Pam you see wearing it in your photo


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 08:37 AM

Thanks, whoever responded!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 05:19 PM

Here's a Facebook link to Dan Frank's photos from Mystic, mostly from a concert in front of the Oyster Shed on Sunday: click here!

Maybe some more Mystic sets will surface on Facebook.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Music Festival June 10-13 2010
From: Martha Burns
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 09:00 PM

For anyone interested in British maritime history, the Folger Library, here in Washington, is hosting a wonderful exhibit called "Lost at Sea: The Ocean in the English Imagination, 1550-1750." You can peruse it on the web at Lost at Sea: The Ocean in the English Imagination, 1550-1750 .


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