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June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH

curmudgeon 12 Jun 11 - 12:58 PM
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stallion 13 Jun 11 - 04:32 AM
stallion 13 Jun 11 - 04:34 AM
Charley Noble 13 Jun 11 - 12:00 PM
GUEST,Banjiman 13 Jun 11 - 12:23 PM
ChanteyLass 14 Jun 11 - 01:45 AM
RoyH (Burl) 14 Jun 11 - 03:30 PM
RoyH (Burl) 14 Jun 11 - 03:37 PM
NbptErnie 14 Jun 11 - 07:21 PM
Charley Noble 14 Jun 11 - 09:06 PM
gnu 15 Jun 11 - 12:08 AM
curmudgeon 16 Jun 11 - 09:03 AM
Bat Goddess 17 Jun 11 - 09:34 PM
RTim 17 Jun 11 - 10:30 PM
Charley Noble 18 Jun 11 - 12:06 PM
Bupkes 18 Jun 11 - 02:10 PM
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Subject: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Pres
From: curmudgeon
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 12:58 PM

This coming Saturday, 18 June will be both the regular monthly, and the Second Annual Barry Finn Memorial Shanty, Forebitter and Ballad Session at the Press Room in Portsmouth NH from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.

We're expecting a good turnout, including many of this year's Mysticians. Please come join us in lifting a song, a pint, a tot in remembrance of our old friend - Tom


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 08:17 PM

Strange how someone can make such an impression on you. I often think of Barry and "magic" Barry moments usually still not accepting that he is dead.
Just last week a man walked by our office on Preble Street and I almost took off after him - a Barry look-a-like.
I miss him.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: stallion
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 04:32 AM

Sorry we can't make it, can't find anything succint enough, have a good sing and I will sing a few for Barry myself.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: stallion
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 04:34 AM

Oh, Tom, I got a bit wrapped up in my own thoughts there, please send a hearty hello to all our friends in New England.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 12:00 PM

Tom-

Judy and I will be coming down, along with Danny and Gael Spooner. It should be a fine full-throated session!

Danny will also be doing a concert Sunday evening at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Everyone is invited!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: GUEST,Banjiman
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 12:23 PM

We'll sing a few for Barry at Scarborough Seafest next month if that's OK.

Paul


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 01:45 AM

Wish I could be there.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 03:30 PM

How I wish I could be there to sing a song in Barry's honour. I met him just once, when he was on a visit over here, and he made my day by telling me I was one of his favourite singers. More importantly he sang a number of great songs in a vividly wholehearted fashion. He sang one he wrote himself, about his son, which had my wife in tears. She,who had spent years of her life working with special needs people, understood the message of his song which told people to look beyond the handicap and see the person beneath. It was one of the outstanding moments in my life in folk music.   A while later I was in America for the Eisteddfod 2009, where John Roberts told me the sad news of Barry's passing.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 03:37 PM

I hit 'submit' accidentally. The posting should have continued thus -   Barry Finn's name is remembered with respect in the Harris house. Elaine and I will raise a glass to him at the appropriate time (adjusted) on Saturday. Burl.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: NbptErnie
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 07:21 PM

Amy and I will be there, Tom. While I've always been interested in songs of the sea, listening to Barry back at the PMFF's in 2008 and 2009 really got me interested specifically in shanty singing. Wish he was still with us.

Ernie


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 09:06 PM

Ernie-

Don't we all!

And he is...

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jun 11 - 12:08 AM

"And he is..."

A great tribute!

Again, I must acknowedge Barry and I had words at times but none detracted from my admiration, which I know he knows becuase.. "he is..."


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 09:03 AM

If you're planning oncoming to Portsmouth this Saturday, or for that matter, any day between now and 31 August, leave yourself some extra time to visit the Discover Portsmouth Center, now featuring an outstanding exhibit of maritime art. More details   here - Yom


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 09:34 PM

That was Tom, obviously, not Yom. (Ach! No one wants a proofreader! -- Or...is there never a proofreader around when you need one?)

Besides the Sawtelle Collection, there's also the Niña and the Pinta reproductions currently moored at Badger's Island across the Piscataqua from Portsmouth.

Here - Columbus's Ships

But be at The Press Room 3:30 to 7:30 for the sing!

Linn


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: RTim
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 10:30 PM

My best to every one in Portsmouth - wish I could be there tomorrow.
Like you all, Barry touched me with his singing, even though we only met on a few occasions, he will always be remembered. Sing one for me and keep remembering a remarkable man.
Best - Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 12:06 PM

Tim-

We'll certainly raise a few songs, and glasses in the honor of Mr. Finn.

We'll probably arrive at the Press Room a bit early so our family members can secure a good table.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Bupkes
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 02:10 PM

A few of us -- Ray, Judy, Annie Storr and her son Jesse, all from Gloucester, and Kevin McDermott and I (Marty) are here at the Press Room early, listening to jazz and having lunch. Beautiful day! Ah, Peter & Joanne Souza just arrived too.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 02:28 PM

I'll be there soon. I'm glad so many folks are/will be there. Allergies suck fetid bilge water, but with any luck, I'll be croaking out choruses.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 10:53 PM

What a session. The room would have been packed to the rafters if there were any rafters left after the choruses!

I'll do more or a report tomorrow but it was just the kind of session that Barry would have loved.

Thanks for everyone for making this a wonderful afternoon/evening.

I know Danny and Gael had a great time.

Charley Noble et al


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 07:01 PM

I tried out the video function of my camera and this is what resulted --
At YouTube

And here it is at Facebook (I set the privacy level at "Everyone") --
At Facebook

I was feeling less than optimal today (think I caught the bug my boss had Thursday) and called in sick, but didn't have the energy or inclination to do much at the computer other than look at the photos from yesterday. I'll post a song list sometime soon.

It was a WONDERFUL session!

Linn


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: ranger1
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 07:12 PM

I wish I could have been there. Unfortunately, I had obligations at work that wouldn't allow me to take the day off.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Nancy King
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 08:48 PM

Sounds and looks wonderful! Wish I could have joined the fun!


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 12:18 AM

I agree with Nancy! Thank you for putting the video on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 08:41 AM

First video I've actually done, first video I've posted anywhere...

I think it caught the look and feel of the session, though! Wish I'd done a few more -- of Bob Webb, Danny Spooner...yikes, the lot!

Someone commented on my Facebook feed that it wasn't a session, it was a festival.

Okay, now I'll get a start on the song list (as usual, corrections and revision requested) --

Justine kicked the session off --

1. London Julie - Justine Donovan
2. Outward Bound - Danny Spooner
3. Fire Marengo - Charlie Ipcar (Charley Noble)
4. Blood Red Roses - Bruce MacIntyre
5. Roller Boller (sung in true Barry fashion as "Rolla Bolla") - Ernie Pigeon
6. Plum Island National Anthem - Linn Schulz (Bat Goddess)
7. Black Bird, Get Up - Jeri
8. One More Day - Peter Souza
9. Bye, Bye Skipper - Mark Ryer
10. Jolly Roving Tar - Dave Hallowell
11. Hey, Rain - Danny Spooner
12. Herrin's Heids - Martin & Shan Graebe
13. Blow, Boys, Blow - Bob Webb
14. All For Me Grog - Dianne Levoie
15. Don't Take the Heroes - Joanne Souza
16. Bulgine Run - Bruce MacIntyre
17. South Australia - [forgive me, I can't remember his name - from Boston]
18. Love's Old Sweet Song - Kevin McDermott (requested to sing something in honor of Bloomsday -- see his 2 CDS of Joycean song)
19. Mobile Bay (Roll the Cotton Down) - Charlie Ipcar
20. Sea Coal (Graeme Miles) [I think] - Rose Sheehan & Colin
21. Where's the Martin Greigh? - Peter Hale
22. The Lifeboat Prayer - Lynn Noel
23. General Taylor - Will Rousmaniere
24. Sugar In the Hold - Dave Hallowell
25. Running Down to Cuba - Bruce MacIntyre

to be continued...

Linn


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 11:19 AM

Sounds like you had a Fabulous session! I can still hear Barry's singing but wish I'd managed to get his CD while we were across the pond. Fond memories... If anyone sees Neil please give him a hug from me!


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: GUEST,Banjiman
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 12:10 PM

My guru..... I have a few copies of The Finn & Haddie CD on this (UK) side of the pond. He left some with me at Seafest a couple of years ago as I was going to help him get some Yorkshire dates the following year.

Can I send you one?

Paul


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 12:44 PM

Paul - yes please! Have PM'd!!


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: GUEST,Banjiman
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 01:24 PM

I can't log in at the moment (don't ask!) but email me at kffc@live.co.uk and we'll sort it out.

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 03:46 PM

Song list, continued...

26. Row, Bullies, Row - Danny Spooner
27. Johnny Come Down to Hilo - Bob Webb
28. Keep On Fishin' - Joanne Souza
29. Noah's Ark - Bob Eaton
30. Run Come See Jerusalem - Marty Stock
31. Oh, Reilly, Oh, Man - Justine Donovan
32. Fire Down Below - Jeri
33. Marco Polo - Ernie Pigeon & Mike Modern
34. Race of Long Ago - Linn Schulz
35. Astoria's Bar - Rose Sheehan, et al
36. Yangtze River - Peter Hale
37. ? Cold, bloody cold ? - Danny Spooner
38. There Was a Bold Fisherman - Bruce MacIntyre
39. A Dram a Day - Lynn Noel
40. ? steered for Sailor-town ? - Charlie Ipcar
41. Bold Benjamin - Martin & Shan Graebe
42. Come Down You Roses - Pete Souza & Marty Stock
43. My Name It Is Black Jack, I Did Seal - Joanne Souza
44. Roll the Old Chariot Along - Judy Barrows
45. Erie Canal - Rose Sheehan
46. The Alabama - Bob Webb
47. Farewell and Adieu - Lynn Noel
48. Banks of Sicily - Emery Hutchins
49. The Fire Ship - Bruce MacIntyre
50. Three Score and Ten - Mike Modern
51. Rambling Irishman - Kevin McDermott
52. I'll Drink to That In Ale - Martin Graebe
53. Ye Mariners All - Danny Spooner
54. Outside Track - Charlie Ipcar
55. Ida Lewis - Justine and Rose
56. Don't Sign On the Emma - Joanne Souza
57. Help Me To Raise 'Em, Boys - Peter Souza
58. Northwest Passage - Bruce MacIntyre
59. I Wish That I Were There - Lynn Noel
60. Stormalong John - Chris Maden (fresh from his house cooling pary)
61. Crossing the Bar - Rose Sheehan & Colin
62. It's A Pleasure To Know You - Marty Stock
63. Nelson's Prayer - Mark Ryer and the company

That's it.

And besides the song leaders, we were joined by Lou and Sharon Stamas, Annie Storr and her son, Erin Weaver, Lynn Nickerson, Bob Webb's daughter, Rita Pomerleau, Steve Smith, Pete Hale's parents, Sue West, Bob Strom and a bunch of people I've neglected to name.

Linn


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: gnu
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 03:48 PM

Gosh... what a time. Good on Barry for making so many people love him.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 04:55 PM

Linn-

Song #40 was the launching of the John Masefield poem "Night at Dago Tom's" as adapted for singing by Andy Kenna of the Liverpool Forebitters. It's a classic description of a spree in sailortown.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Bupkes
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 12:22 AM

I've posted some photos of just a few of the folks at what was indeed a wonderful session, here on Facebook.

Barry left a legacy of pleasure in singing, and fostering new friendships.

Marty


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 10:32 AM

I wish one had the ability on a Mudcat thread to "like" particular posts -- Marty, I'd definitely bash the "like" button on yours.

Linn


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 10:07 PM

Linn-

Yes, Marty really does manage to capture "portrait quality" photos in lighting situations which are not, shall we say, optimal.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 11:16 PM

They don't even AIM cameras at me anymore! Nice shots, some are GREAT.


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 08:14 AM

Well, Jeri, ya know what happens when one aims a camera at you...
Jeri - Probably "Friends Only"

It's at Facebook; I'll see if I can change the privacy setting to "Everyone" from its current "Friends Only".

Linn


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Subject: RE: June/Barry Finn Mem. Shanty Session@Press Rm, NH
From: stallion
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 08:21 AM

As an aside I have just shredded the customs demand for the cd's Barry had sent to my house! The song list was awesome wish I could have been there.


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