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May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)

curmudgeon 16 May 11 - 02:52 PM
Charley Noble 16 May 11 - 06:12 PM
NbptErnie 16 May 11 - 06:17 PM
curmudgeon 16 May 11 - 08:20 PM
GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth 17 May 11 - 11:40 AM
curmudgeon 19 May 11 - 06:34 PM
Charley Noble 19 May 11 - 08:48 PM
Bat Goddess 20 May 11 - 08:26 AM
SINSULL 20 May 11 - 09:28 AM
Bat Goddess 20 May 11 - 09:26 PM
Jeri 20 May 11 - 09:30 PM
Bupkes 21 May 11 - 12:06 PM
SINSULL 21 May 11 - 04:51 PM
Bat Goddess 21 May 11 - 08:45 PM
Charley Noble 22 May 11 - 09:27 AM
Bat Goddess 22 May 11 - 10:19 AM
Charley Noble 22 May 11 - 11:09 AM
Bat Goddess 23 May 11 - 08:28 AM
Charley Noble 23 May 11 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth 23 May 11 - 01:37 PM
Bat Goddess 23 May 11 - 07:51 PM
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Subject: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 May 11 - 02:52 PM

The monthly shanty, forebitter and ballad session for May will be at the Press Room in Portsmouth NH from 3:30 to 7:30 PM

Hope to see many regulars and maybe some newcomers - Tom


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 May 11 - 06:12 PM

Tom-

I had to miss last month's session because of NEFFA but I certainly plan to make this one.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: NbptErnie
Date: 16 May 11 - 06:17 PM

Tom,

Amy and I are planning to be there for some shanty singing, some Guiness, and some good food afterwards.

Ernie


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 May 11 - 08:20 PM

Charley - Wll you be bringing your own mitre and crozier?


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth
Date: 17 May 11 - 11:40 AM

I "May" actually make this one...

Peter


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 19 May 11 - 06:34 PM

"One more pull..."


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 May 11 - 08:48 PM

"...and then belay!"

Judy will be coming along with me as well.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 May 11 - 08:26 AM

Me, too.

Linn


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 May 11 - 09:28 AM

I will be found on the roof of my house with Seamus and three cats awaiting the Rapture.
Have fun.
M


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 May 11 - 09:26 PM

Mary...you're aware that YOU may be Raptured...but your clothes won't be...

Linn


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Jeri
Date: 20 May 11 - 09:30 PM

I don't think animals are allowed, so you may want to hang around... that, plus the whole having to wear your rapture suit thing...


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Bupkes
Date: 21 May 11 - 12:06 PM

No better place to be than singing with friends while the World Ends, on a high note, too.
It's sunny and warm for a change.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Marty


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 May 11 - 04:51 PM

I won't go. The idea of spending eternity with that crackpot preacher. That and the clothes thing. Plus Seamus can't possibly take care of himself and the cats.


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 21 May 11 - 08:45 PM

Good session. Tired. Good tired. Mañana.

Glad you're still here, Mary. Uh, he was wrong before...

Linn


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 May 11 - 09:27 AM

The session seemed to keep everyone in raptures. Seldom have I heard such soulful singing. I myself was floundering around for something special to contribute but the best I could come up with was "The Spectral Fishing Fleet," my tribute to the demise of the commercial fishing community of Fleetwood, UK.

Other songs I led included:

Midwatches by Burt Franklin Jenness
Angelina by Mike Kennedy
Fire Marengo-TRAD
Evening Shadows Fall, my own
Mobile Bay by Cicely Fox Smith

There was a woman at the session I hadn't encountered before, Diane I believe, who has a fine strong shanty voice. She also led "Martin Said to His Man" and invited us all to contribute verses which was a whole lot of fun. I hope she becomes a regular.

For the next Press Room session in June we should be bringing Danny Spooner and his wife Gael along with us. Danny's booked at the Mystic Sea Music Festival and after the Festival we're spiriting him up to Maine where he'll be vacationing and performing a concert at the Maine Maritime Museum/Winter Street Church in Bath on Sunday, June 19th, 7:30 pm. Send me a PM if you'd like concert reservations.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 May 11 - 10:19 AM

Charley, Dianne Lavoie was around the Friday session back in the '90s, then was away for awhile, sporadically reappearing. For the past couple months, she's not only a regular at the Friday sessions, but discovered (last month) the shanty session and has been an enthusiastic participant.

I'll post the usual play list, etc. starting after I get home from work this evening. Prolly pictures, too (at Facebook).

Linn


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 May 11 - 11:09 AM

Linn-

She's a fine addition!

The regulars aren't too shabby either.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 23 May 11 - 08:28 AM

Got home too late from work, homeward errands, etcet. But I did get photos posted at Facebook.

Roll call: Tom Hall, Linn Schulz, Mark Ryer, Dianne Lavoie, Ernie Pigeon & Amy, Mike Modern, Charlie Ipcar, Judy Barrows, Chris Maden, Jeri, Don Hale, Bruce MacIntyre & Janie, Pete Hale, Marty Stock, Claire Curtis.

As usual, welcome corrections on titles, etc.

Here's a start --

1. Song for Gale (Get Me My Fiddle, We'll Sing All The Old Songs) - Mark Ryer
2. Mid-Watches - Charlie Ipcar
3. Bold Fisherman - Mike Modern
4. Winkin, Blinkin and Nod - Ernie Pigeon
5. Santiano [Highwaymen, c. 1962, B-side of "Michael Rowed the Boat Ashore"] - Linn Schulz
6. John Kanaka - Dianne Lavoie
7. Texas Rangers - Mark
8. Fire Marengo - Charlie
9. Black Bird, Get Up - Jeri
10. Whiskey-O - Chris Maden
11. Marco Polo - Mike & Ernie
12. Marco Polo [the other one] (fragment) - Mark
13. Bold Fisherman - Bruce MacIntyre [with the other verse, etc. I told Mike about]

to be continued...

Linn


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 May 11 - 08:38 AM

Linn-

You've managed to shoot some nice photos under demanding conditions.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth
Date: 23 May 11 - 01:37 PM

my contributions were...

Foggy Banks
The Whalecatchers
and The Martin Greigh, 'cuz my dad made me. ;-)

BTW - I'll humbly mention again that The Moffatt-Ladd House on Market Street in Portsmouth is hosting the Piscataqua Waterfront Festival on June 4, and our lil' maritime group, Mudhook, will be performing at 4 pm in the warehouse.

If you can make it, it'd be great to see ya.

Peter


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 23 May 11 - 07:51 PM

14. Race of Long Ago - Linn Schulz
15. Frankie's Trade - Bruce MacIntyre
16. Jeannie C. - Dianne Lavoie
17. Foggy Banks - Pete Hale
18. Roseabella - Marty Stock
19. Girls Around Cape Horn - Don Hale
20. My Name It Is Dan, Dan - Chris Maden
21. White Squall - Ernie Pigeon
22. Sorrows of a Sailor - Bruce
23. Nine Times a Night - Linn
24. Sammy's Bar - Mark Ryer
25. Angelina - Charlie Ipcar
26. Alabama John Cherokee - Chris Maden
27. Isle Au Haut - Dianne
28. Range of the Buffalo - Mike Modern
29. Rolla Bolla - Ernie
30. Down Below - Linn
31. The Cumberland and the Merrimack - Mark
32. Good In Living - Claire Curtis
[Rapture time...around 6 PM]
33. Sit Down Beside My Jesus - Marty (haven't a clue what the real title is)
34. Evening Shadows Fall - Charlie
35. Isn't It Grand? - Pete Hale
36. Fire Down Below - Jeri
37. London Julie - Ernie
38. All For Me Grog - Dianne
39. Sandgate Girl's Lament - Linn
40. Deep Blue Sea - Mark
41. Tramps/Shoveling for Steam - Judy Barrows
42. Roll the Cotton Down (Mobile Bay) - Charlie
43. Mateñero Sol (?) / Lonely Sailor - Chris
44. Farewell to Tarwaithie - Don
45. Greenland Whale Fisheries - Pete
46. The Mermaid (tweaked for Rapture) - Mike
47. Bully In the Alley - Ernie
48. Won't You Come Down to Portsmouth Town - Marty
49. White Feathers In My Hand - Judy
50. Flash Company - Linn
51. Oggie Man - Mark
52. Spectral Fishing Fleet - Charlie
53. Martin Said To His Men - Dianne, et al
54. Help Me To Raise 'Em, Boys - Chris
55. The Martin Greigh - Pete
56. Nelson's Prayer - Mark

That's it! Lovely session! See you next month!

Linn


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 May 11 - 09:36 PM

Linn-

I think you've nailed them all.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: May Shanty Session @ The Press Room (NH)
From: Bupkes
Date: 24 May 11 - 11:09 AM

Linn, at about 5:55 pre-Rapture time, that was "It Soon Be Done" that I felt inspired to contribute. I'd learned it from a New Golden Ring record. and it can be improvised just like Dianne's "Martin Said to His Man":

It soon be done with trouble and trial
   When we meet on the other shore
   I'm going to shake hands with all of the elders
   Tell all the people 'good morning'
   Sit down beside my Jesus
   Sit down and rest a while

It soon be done with weeping and moaningÉ

It soon be done with fear and hatredÉ

It soon be done with trouble and trialÉ

It soon be done with back-talkin' childrenÉ

It soon be done with gasoline taxesÉ

It soon be done with trouble and trialÉ


And my "Portsmouth Town" was of course Peter Bellamy's "Yarmouth Town", mutatis mutandis.

Marty


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