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November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing

Bat Goddess 14 Nov 12 - 05:59 PM
Charley Noble 14 Nov 12 - 09:51 PM
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Charley Noble 15 Nov 12 - 05:10 PM
Bat Goddess 16 Nov 12 - 09:40 AM
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Jeri 17 Nov 12 - 01:15 PM
NbptErnie 17 Nov 12 - 01:42 PM
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Charley Noble 17 Nov 12 - 09:41 PM
Bat Goddess 18 Nov 12 - 06:07 PM
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GUEST,Don Hale 19 Nov 12 - 10:25 AM
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Subject: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Nov 12 - 05:59 PM

I've been remiss! Tom reminded me yesterday that I hadn't posted this and today, well, today sort of got away from me. I left my brain in my sock drawer... But Don Hale emailed me asking if it's on which reminded me I really need to post this!

So, here 'tis...

The November sea shanty, forebitter, and ballad session will take place this Saturday, November 17th, at The Press Room on Daniel Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.


Please forgive my late notice -- Don, it's ALWAYS the third Saturday of the month! -- and we hope to see the regulars AND the irregulars there! Total strangers welcome as well. Come sing with us!

Linn


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Nov 12 - 09:51 PM

I'll be there this time around. I'm not sure if I'll be able to bring anyone with me.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 11:10 AM

I've heard from Bill Perry, who is a semi-regular at our weekly Friday evening sessions, that he's going to try to make it this Saturday. He's been wanting to come but has had a complicated gig schedule this summer.

Linn


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 03:28 PM

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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 05:10 PM

Barry O'Brien was thinking seriously of gracing the digs. I haven't seen or heard from him in ages.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Nov 12 - 09:40 AM

'Twould be great to see Barry -- I think he's been to the session sometime in the past few months, but would love to see him more often.

Linn


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 08:44 AM

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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 01:07 PM

Just heard from Bill Perry on Facebook that he's coming -- his first time at this session.

Charley, I've seen the footage he talks about here. I think you'll find it particularly interesting.

From Bill -- "I will be heading for the press room in Portsmouth, NH, today for the shanty sing with my friend Ed Rioux.-- Ed and the Stormy Seas band just finished a CD os sea songs and included is a DVD that shows Ed's father who was a Gloucester fisherman from out O' Gloucester, Mass. in the 1940's.-- Very interesting and historic DVD that is narrated by Ed himself.-- It includes 8mm movies of Ed's father on a Trawler in the 1940's.-- See you all at the Press Room this afternoon."

Linn


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Jeri
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 01:15 PM

I'm having crappy-air-related voice (and snot-locker) issues. It might loosen up, it might go the other way, but I will be there. I need to buy something on the way, but I can't remember what. Probably, gingko.


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: NbptErnie
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 01:42 PM

Hi Linn,

Sorry I won't be making it this month ... Amy's daughter is getting married this afternoon, and I'm off to the grand event in a few minutes.

Ernie


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 08:45 PM

Really nice session, despite high level of ambient noise plus more noise from a private booking upstairs. (But the band leader came down before the session and told Tom when to expect some competition from upstairs, which was very courteous. As it was, we had no problem singing over the band upstairs which certainly didn't discommode them at all.)

We had a couple new young singers, too. I'll post the crew and play list...maybe Monday. Got the host of a local folk show and a sound man coming out tomorrow to interview Tom for the show (originally scheduled a couple days after Tom broke his ankle). Got to spiffify the quarters and scare up a couple more chairs (stowed out of the way of Tom's wheelchair).

Linn


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Jeri
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 09:06 PM

I still have a dried-out feeling throat and stuffy nose, but my voice was, and is, just fine. Dry winter air, I suppose. I had a great time, and Sue's friend John was really, really good!

I am, however, starting to wonder if smart phones aren't today's version of Rise Up Singing.


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 09:41 PM

I'm back home from the session. Nice to see and hear Barry O'Brien again.

And I don't remember running into Mike (to my left) before; I was delighted to hear him lead my uncle's version of "The Old She-Crab."

Susan did a nice rendition of Bob Watson's song "Neptune's Daughter."

And I was surprised and delighted to hear the young fella John lead "Auckland to the Bluff" by New Zealand nautical singer Rudy Sunde; I'm about the only person in the States who has recorded that song and he collected it from a group singing it in Texas, and it was my version.

Any way it was great good fun, even with all the noise from above and below, and from the kitchen.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Nov 12 - 06:07 PM

What an afternoon! Steve Carrigan came over (with Jim Prendergast running sound and Dave Hallowell taking photographs and video) to interview Tom for his folk show on WSCA, Portsmouth community radio. Dave has been digitizing my collection of recordings of Tom since we got together -- radio shows, concert, festival and gig performances -- and made an extra DVD copy for Steve, to which I added some notes when I did a quick relisten yesterday before the singaround so I could point Steve to some of the best places to look to illustrate (illustrate?!?) the interview. Then, of course, I had to go to my old computer and rescue the j-card files so Steve had song list and commentary...

But the session this afternoon was a lot of fun (Jim and I just sat back and listened) as Tom not only related his personal folk history, but filled Steve in on such things as the folk revivals -- British and American, US politics of the 1950s and '60s and how it related to folk music, why some books and LPs (such as "The Merry Muses of Caledonia") could not be legally published before the 1957 Roth Decision. (Well, actually, some of that wasn't recorded; we were educating Steve during a break. He's too young to remember any of it.)

Anyway, now I can start recording the facts of yesterday's session...but first, I have to make dinner.

Later!
Linn


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Nov 12 - 08:43 PM

Happy to hear that you and Tom spent such a productive afternoon. And what a nice crew to work with!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 08:24 AM

Okay, fresh morning, fresh start --

Saturday's crew was Tom Hall (Curmudgeon), Linn Schulz (Bat Goddess), Jeri, Bill Perry and his musical partner Ed Rioux, Charlie Ipcar (Charley Noble), Barry O'Brien, Don Hale, Susan Young, Sue's young friend Jonathan, Erin and Lindsay from Vermont, Mike Modern, Steve Smith, Justine Donovan, Ramona Connelly, a young fellow named Matthew whom I've seen before at PMFF, and Bill Lehrman and Carol Pierson.

1. Whiskey-O, Johnny-O - Charlie Ipcar
2. The Rosabella - Barry O'Brien
3. Farewell to Tarwaithie - Don Hale
4. South Australia - Jonathan
5. Johnny Come Down to Hilo - Justine Donovan
6. Sandgate Girl's Lament - Linn Schulz
7. The Ballad of Bolivar - Charlie
8. Cannery Shed - Barry
9. The Old She-Crab - Mike Modern
10. Paddy Lay Back - Bill Perry
11. Bear Away Yankee - Jeri
12. Lady Franklin's Dream - Don
13. Rolling Down to Old Maui - Jonathan
14. Johnson Girls - Matthew
15. Away, Rio - Justine
16. Fire Down Below - Jeri
17. Stormalong, Stormy - Charlie
18. The Mermaid - Mike
19. The Lobster - Linn
20. Big Bowow - Don
21. Neptune's Daughter - Susan Young
22. The Irish Rover - Jonathan
23. Beware Laurel Delaware - Charlie
24. Home, Dearie, Home - Linn
25. Rare Ones and Fair Ones - Mike (for "Mac" McHale,
    whose funeral was Saturday morning)
26. Hard Times In Old Virginia - Justine
27. Hurrah, Sing Fare You Well - Don
28. Fiddler's Green - Jonathan
29. Mobile Bay (Roll the Cotton Down) - Charlie
30. Auld Triangle - Jonathan
31. Sailor's Prayer - Linn
32. Essaquibo River - Susan (w/Justine & Ramona: 3/4 of London Julie)
33. Northwest Passage - Jonathan
34. Farewell ANZAC - Charlie
35. Haul Away, Joe - Mike
36. Down the Line - Justine
37. Mingalay Boat Song - Jonathan
38. The Thanksgiving Round - lead by Linn
39. Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her - Charlie (C. Fox Smith WWI version)
40. Sally Free and Easy - Susan
41. Three Score and Ten - Mike
42. Race of Long Ago - Linn
43. Mid-Watches - Charlie
44. Auckland to the Bluff - Jonathan
45. Ten Stone - Linn & Jeri (for Erin who came all the way
    from Vermont to hear it)
46. Girls Around Cape Horn - Don
47. The Music Played So Grand - Susan
48. West Indies Blues - Charlie
49. Plum Island National Anthem - Linn
50. Black Bird Get Up - Ramona Connelly
51. Here's a Health to the Company - Jonathan


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 10:25 AM

Linn, I sang Girls Around Cape Horn, #46. A fun session (as always)!
                     Don


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 11:21 AM

Don, I know that. What distracted me while I was writing that, I'll never know. If a Mud Elf could fix that, I'd appreciate it. The only excuse I can offer is my brain must have been taking a walk at the time and my eyes lingered on the previous entry and it went straight to my fingers.

I should know better than to neglect to proofread ANYTHING. Ach!

Linn


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 12:58 PM

"Essequibo" River, too, not "Issaquibo". Sigh.

Linn


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 05:07 PM

Linn-

All tidied up.

The next time I sing "Beware Laurel Delaware" I'll introduce it as "The Wreck of the Norfolk Express" and use my new modal tune. That's the tune I was singing all the way down I-95 only to have it evaporate in the bowels of the Press Room.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: November Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 07:31 PM

Still reads Linn instead of Don...

Linn


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