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July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)

curmudgeon 10 Jul 11 - 04:29 PM
Charley Noble 10 Jul 11 - 08:30 PM
SINSULL 14 Jul 11 - 09:12 AM
NbptErnie 14 Jul 11 - 10:51 AM
Micca 14 Jul 11 - 11:36 AM
Bat Goddess 14 Jul 11 - 04:20 PM
Charley Noble 14 Jul 11 - 06:03 PM
ranger1 14 Jul 11 - 08:24 PM
Charley Noble 14 Jul 11 - 09:09 PM
Bat Goddess 14 Jul 11 - 09:44 PM
Micca 15 Jul 11 - 03:33 AM
ranger1 15 Jul 11 - 06:58 AM
Bupkes 15 Jul 11 - 12:19 PM
Bat Goddess 16 Jul 11 - 09:19 AM
Jeri 16 Jul 11 - 09:44 AM
Charley Noble 16 Jul 11 - 10:20 AM
ranger1 16 Jul 11 - 11:43 AM
Bat Goddess 16 Jul 11 - 12:01 PM
Jeri 16 Jul 11 - 12:06 PM
Bat Goddess 16 Jul 11 - 09:09 PM
Charley Noble 16 Jul 11 - 10:03 PM
Bat Goddess 17 Jul 11 - 10:41 AM
Charley Noble 17 Jul 11 - 11:57 AM
Bat Goddess 17 Jul 11 - 07:32 PM
Charley Noble 17 Jul 11 - 11:23 PM
Bat Goddess 19 Jul 11 - 09:21 PM
Charley Noble 20 Jul 11 - 07:37 AM
GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth 20 Jul 11 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,Don Hale 27 Jul 11 - 11:42 PM
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Subject: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 10 Jul 11 - 04:29 PM

The monthly shanty/forebitter/ballad session at the Press Room in Portsmouth NH, will happen on 16 July from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.

Special guests, "Four Shillings Short" will be coming by on the way to a gig at the Elysium Arts Folk Club.

We will also have t shirts for those who were with us for the Tall Ship.

Hoping to see some new friends and old; especially some who have been way too long among the missing - Tom


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jul 11 - 08:30 PM

Tom-

I'll be there for sure but the summer is becoming increasingly busy so I may be there solo.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 09:12 AM

Refresh
Maybe...


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: NbptErnie
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 10:51 AM

I have a commitment for later in the day, but will try to come up for a couple of hours.


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Micca
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 11:36 AM

Grump!!!! I am really missing my friends in New England Just now!!! Mum, I wanna go to the Press Room!!!! or I'll scream and scream until I am sick!!


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 04:20 PM

Just heard that Lynn Feingold (the Tavern Wench) will also be at the session. Got the makings of a pretty good gathering...not that we've ever had a bad one.

Aw, Micca! I'm really missing you, too, right now! Prolly not a good idea to scream yourself sick, though.

Just watch this, repeatedly...
Little Piece of the Press Room Session


Linn


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 06:03 PM

I'll probably be coming solo, unless someone in the Portland area wants a ride.

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: ranger1
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 08:24 PM

What are the rules at The Press Room regarding those under 21?


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 09:09 PM

Tami-

I believe everyone is welcome in this tavern, whatever age they might be. However, they have to be 20 or so to order alcoholic drinks.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 09:44 PM

Lots of under agers at The Press Room. They can't have alcoholic drinks, but no problems with them being there. Hey, we've had musicians playing at the sessions before they could legally order drinks.

Should be a delightful session!

It would be nice if Mary could come -- haven't seen her in ages! Waaaaay too long!!! (Uh, she can legally drink in New Hampshire...;-) )



Linn


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Micca
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 03:33 AM

You should be OK Tami, just carry your drivers licence!!


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: ranger1
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 06:58 AM

I may be there, then. I have my 14 year-old nephew this weekend.


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Bupkes
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 12:19 PM

Still wending my way home from Monticello and Cooperstown, NY via Williamstown, and expect to make it for Saturday!

Anyone carpooling up from Gloucester?

Marty


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 09:19 AM

Don't be shocked when you see me in glasses instead of contacts (with reading specs on my head). Got some kind of eye irritation, so no contacts for a bit. Rinsing out the eye with saline and rue/fennel tincture. Bit of a sore throat, too, so gargled with goldenseal and saline.

Ach! Is this what I get for shouting back at Grover Norquist on the Diane Rehm show the other day?!?

Now I just have to see (no pun intended) which pair of back-ups I see best out of. None of them work as well as my RGPs, of course, even though they're the same Rx.

Is this causing my strange anxiety level for which I can find no reason?

Linn


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 09:44 AM

I'm obviously not gonna be there. Please belt one out for me!


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 10:20 AM

Jeri-

Well, it's now "obvious" but not why (unless I've missed some other important discussion thread).

You will be missed.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: ranger1
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 11:43 AM

I'm not going to be there, either. Been awake more or less since 2 AM and had to be in West Ossipee by 8 AM to pick up The Boy. I will probably be curled up sound asleep in a corner somewhere.


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 12:01 PM

Tami, that was me yesterday. Fortunately, got a decent night's sleep last night after an unbelievably long day.

Jeri, are you in Canada for an event or just visiting (or both)? If you get to that dollar store with the cool little clip on lights (provided they still have them), buy a bunch. The replacement batteries cost $1.69 each and there are 3 or 4 of 'em in the light.

Linn


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 12:06 PM

I've looked every time I've been here, but they haven't had them.
Plus, the US dollar is worth something like $0.07 Canadian now


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 09:09 PM

Comparatively small group at the session today, but a delightful bunch of voices and songs. Not going to even begin to set down the list.

Lynn Feingold, the Tavern Wench, made it back to the session -- haven't seen (or heard) her in several years. Four Shillings Short called before we left for the Press Room to say they were being dragged off to Newburyport before their gig at Elysium Arts in Rollinsford tonight, so would miss the session. Annie Storr's son, Jesse Greer, led a few songs. And Jeff Warner was at long last back from his English tour and sang the songs he did on the recent CD "Short Sharp Shanties: Sea Songs of a Watchet Sailor" (volume 1). And Marty...we haven't seen Marty for a few weeks and he, too, was back.

Good company, good beer, good music.

More later. I'm going to check how the photos came out and go to bed -- gotta work tomorrow.

Linn


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 10:03 PM

It really was a small but special session. It's not often that I attend a sea music session of shanties, ballads, lumberjack songs, Irish songs, and drinking songs, and stories, all intermeshing when one another. There were about a dozen singers. I also haven't seen Barbara Benn for some time.

I got to launch another new song for me, "Rathlin Head" by C. Fox Smith as adapted for singing by Mike Kennedy. I only stumbled on a couple of words, which I managed to dredge up with some help from listeners: "Does anyone know a word that begins with either a B or a D that would fit in here? Yes, 'blind' will work nicely!"

I note that Marty is already posting photos to his Facebook page.

Maybe more tomorrow.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Jul 11 - 10:41 AM

2011-July 16 Press Room Sea Music Singaround

In attendance were Tom Hall, Linn Schulz, Emery Hutchins, Charlie Ipcar, Lynn Feingold, Dianne Lavoie, Ernie Pigeon and Amy, Don Hale, Jeff Keller, Marty Stock, Jeff Warner, Barbara Benn, Chris Vaughn, Larry and Kathryn Job, Annie Storr and her son, Jesse Greer, Bill Lehrman and Carol. Four Shillings Short called shortly before we left for the Press Room to say they wouldn't be able to make it, and a number of other regulars had conflicting obligations. Jeri was too far away for a day commute.

Tom (Curmudgeon) was in pretty good voice and sang along with many songs.

As usual, corrections and additions gratefully accepted.

Here's a start on the playlist --


1. The Ashgrove – Tom Hall (Curmudgeon) on concertina
2. Tow Rope Girls – Charlie Ipcar (Charley Noble)
3. The Harp Without the Crown – Emery Hutchins
4. Clear Away the Morning – Dianne Lavoie
5. Mr. Eneos – Ernie Pigeon (Nbpt Ernie)
6. Jug o' Punch – Lynn Feingold (the Tavern Wench)
7. Torn A', Rippit A' – Linn Schulz (Bat Goddess)
8. A Night At Dago Tom's – Charlie
9. Waiting For the Day – Hutch
10. Whup, Jamboree – Jeff Keller
11. Argh! – Ernie (song from Wood's Tea Company)
12. All For Me Grog – Dianne
13. Wife verse for above – Jesse Greer
14. Rounding of Cape Horn – Don Hale
15. White Squall – Jesse
16. Whiskey-O, Johnny-O (medley of several versions) – Marty Stock
17. Day We Went to Rothesay-o – Lynn Feingold
18. The Nurse Pinched the Baby/Gin Was Mother's Ruin – Linn Schulz
19. The Fatal Glass of Beer – Charlie
20. "The Wind She Blow" recitation – Hutch
21. The Plowman – Jeff Keller
22. Go to Sea Once More – Dianne
23. Lady Franklin's Lament – Don Hale
24. John Francois – Ernie
25. Honest Laborer – Lynn F.
26. The Log Driver's Waltz – Marty
27. Ten Stone – Linn S.
28. Rathlin Head – Charlie
29. Won't You Go My Way – Jeff Warner
30. Ferryland Sealer – Jeff Keller

To be continued...

Linn


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jul 11 - 11:57 AM

Linn-

2. should be "A Pier-Head Chorus" by John Masefield; no girls were "towed" in this song.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Jul 11 - 07:32 PM

Okay, here's the rest...

31. Jeannie C. – Dianne
32. Leave Her, Johnny – Don Hale
33. A Health To Those Better Than Wise – Lynn F.
34. Oak and Ash and Thorn – Marty
35. Nine Times a Night – Linn S.
36. Spectral Fishing Fleet – Charlie
37. The Blackbird (different tune) – Jeff Warner
38. (a love story with an abrupt ending) – Dianne
39. Adieu My Lovely Nancy – Barbara Benn & Jeff Warner
40. Cuckoo's Nest – Marty
41. Jeff Warner continued with the morris tune on concertina
42. Almost Every Circumstance – Linn S.
43. Red Light Saloon – Charlie
44. The Shanty Boy – Jeff Warner
45. Bonnie Bunch of Thyme – Dianne
46. The Frozen Logger – Don Hale
47. Mr. Addledum (version of The Old She-Crab) – Lynn F.
48. Cupid's Garden (And Still the Laurel Wear) – Marty
49. Fisher Row – Linn S. (at Tom's request)
50. Outside Track – Charlie
51. Sing Fare You Well – Jeff Warner
52. Nelson's Prayer – Jeff Warner and company

Now to post some photos and a short video of Hutch doing the recitation at Facebook.

Linn


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jul 11 - 11:23 PM

Thanks, Linn, for sorting this out.

Just got back from our concert in Kennebunkport.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Jul 11 - 09:21 PM

Please make corrections about song titles, etc.

Thanks,
Linn


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jul 11 - 07:37 AM

"Mr. Addledum (version of The Old She-Crab) – Lynn F."

This was an entirely different version of this old song, number 4 in our collection, I believe.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth
Date: 20 Jul 11 - 12:51 PM

woah, woah, woah...

MY dad sang FOUR songs?!?

'Bout time he came outta his shell. :-)

Sorry I missed it, but we trekked down to Newport and didn't get back until later.

Peter


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Subject: RE: July Shanty Session @The Press Room (NH)
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 11:42 PM

Just learned from Peter about the playlist posting, a great help to a neophyte like me! Re: song #14, I learned it as "The Girls Around Cape Horn", from the Smithsonian "Classic Maritime Music" CD. David Coffin sings a different, though similar, version titled "Rounding The Horn", which tells of a much more harrowing passage around the Cape, probably British in origin, while "The Girls Around Cape Horn" seems "Americanized".

Don


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