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June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing

Bat Goddess 12 Jun 16 - 05:19 PM
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GUEST,Guest-Dianne 15 Jun 16 - 09:42 AM
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Subject: June Press Roo(NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Jun 16 - 05:19 PM

This coming Saturday, June 18th, is the Shanty, Forebitter and Foc's'l Ballad Session at The Press Room, Daniel St. in Portsmouth, NH from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.

Traditionally, it would have been both the regular monthly, and the annual Barry Finn Memorial session. But we lost founder Tom Hall (Curmudgeon) in November 2013 and Justine (Barry's widow) and I (Tom's widow) agreed it doesn't seem quite right to have separate memorial sessions.

So this month's singaround will be a Memorial Singaround...for Barry Finn, Tom Hall, David Behm (another session regular who passed away in December 2006), and Jay Smith.

Jay Smith was the founder of The Press Room and owner from 1976 to 1996. He passed away in September 2002 and Tom instituted the first Press Room Open Sing at the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival later that month in his honor. It was so successful that Tom started (though he called he his co-leader) our monthly shanty sing in January 2003, so I think Jay should be included as the inspiration for this session although he wasn't alive to participate.

Barry Finn passed away in 2009 so Tom chose the June session for Barry's memorial in hopes that singers who had been in the area for the Mystic festival might still be in New England and could make the Press Room memorial session.

David Behm was part of the Friday Press Room trad session since the early days of the 1980s and enthusiastically joined in the monthly sea music sings and the PMFF. He's probably best known for his version of Stan Rogers' "Barrett's Privateers" as well as "Capital Ship" which he learned from his mother as a child.

I really hope we'll have a good turnout to honor those singers who were such an important part of the Press Room, both the Press Room sessions, and the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival.

Please join us in keeping the songs they sang alive and in making the Press Room rafters roar!

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Roo(NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Jun 16 - 01:55 PM

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Subject: RE: June Press Roo(NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Jun 16 - 01:55 PM

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Subject: RE: June Press Roo(NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Jun 16 - 10:27 AM

Come to the Roo on Saturday...

(I thought a Mud Elf fixed that?)

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Roo(NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: maeve
Date: 14 Jun 16 - 11:15 PM

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Subject: RE: June Press Roo(NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 15 Jun 16 - 09:42 AM

I expect to be there. Anyone else?


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 15 Jun 16 - 08:34 PM

Of course I expect to be there! I consider this session to be important to me and hopefully to others who had the pleasure of knowing (and hearing!) those who are to be remembered this Saturday. I first came to The Press Room in 2006. It's been a wonderful part of my life! I hope many will make time to come and sing! We might even see son Peter!

                            Don


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Jun 16 - 06:17 PM

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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Jun 16 - 09:10 AM

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Tomorrow.

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Jun 16 - 12:33 PM

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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: maeve
Date: 18 Jun 16 - 01:00 PM

Sending love, Linn.


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Jun 16 - 09:35 AM

Lovely session! A whole passel of new singers converged on The Press Room. Must be the state of the moon.

Going to hear Great Bay Sailor at the Barley House in Hampton this afternoon, so won't be able to post the song list until probably tomorrow.

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Jun 16 - 03:14 PM

I was just reminded that Alexander reminded me last year after the memorial singaround of what Jean Redpath said when she eulogized Robert J. Lurtzema back in 2000. She said, "Cry if you must, parting is hell. But life goes on, so sing as well."

We sang!

The crew was me (Linn); Ranger1; Charlie Ipcar (Charley Noble); Dianne Lavoie; Bruce MacIntyre; Erin Hathway Weaver; Amanda from Brattleboro, VT; Justine Donovan; Mike Modern; David Middleton, Revolutionary War reenactor from Kennebunk & Kim; Don Hale; Peter Hale; Gail & Jim Finn; James, Rob, James & Owen from Newburyport; Jean Pauly; Chris Vaughan; Bob Eaton; Ellen & April who found us through the PMFF; Carol Coronis; W.B.; Dave Johnson; Gail Diderickson & Janice. Jaki was our amazing server who kept us from dying of thirst.

What we sang --(/BF>
1. Cannery Shed - Linn
2. Tangaray Martini-O - Charlie
3. Sam's Gone Away - Dianne
4. One More Day - Justine
5. Bold Fisherman - Bruce
6. Nine Times a Night - Linn
7. Yangtze River - Charlie
8. Johnny Come Down to Hilo - Justine
9. All For Me Grog - Dianne
10. Let The Toast Pass - David
11. The Mariner's Compass Is Grog - Charlie
12. Rolla Bolla - Bruce
13. Dumiama - Mike
14. Bulgine Run - Rob
15. Grey Funnel Line - Don
16. Chicken On a Raft - Bruce
17. Plum Island National Anthem (Richard Johnson) - Linn
Specifically for the new people from Newburyport
18. Bonnie Bunch of Thyme - Dianne
19. Drin to the Men Who've Gone Ashore - Charlie
20. Maid On the Shore - Kim
21. Topman and the Afterguard - David
22. Long Summer Day - Jean
23. South Australia - Jim Finn
24. London Julie - Justine
25. Haul Away For Rosie - Bruce
26. Isn't It Grand, Boys - Pete
Toast to Absent Friends
27. The Press Room's Extra Voice - Charlie
28. Maggie May - Linn
29. Rose of Allandale - Gail Finn
30. General Taylor - Dianne
31. Autumn - Chris Vaughan
Chris told the story of one night at the Friday session when Barry Finn had gotten on a roll and sang about four songs in a row and Tom Hall (Curmudgeon) looked sternly at him and suggested strongly that he let someone else have a chance to sing. After Tom turned away and just before another song could start, Barry blurted out "Juliana, Juliana..." Tom jerked his eyes back to Barry, who made a zipping motion over his lips. Tom broke up.
Don Hale told a story about when he started coming to the shanty sing in June of 2006.

32. Greenland Whale Fisheries - Don
33. The Mermaid - Amanda
34. Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy - David
35. Shamrock Shore - Rob
36. The Martin Greigh - Pete
37. Backside of Nantucket Point - Linn
38. Many Miles Away From Home - Chris
39. Roll Out! Heave Dat Cotton - Charlie
40. Hard Times In Old Virginia - Justine
41. Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl - David
42. Cape Cod Girls - Ellen
Right about here I found out that Jaki has given his notice and, while he'll be at The Press Room for awhile longer, this is his last shanty sing. He will definitely be missed!
43. White Squall - Pete
44. Mingalay Boat Song - Gail F.
45. A Sailor's Prayer (Rod MacDonald) - Amanda
46. Parting Glass - James (as the Newburyport contingent departed)
47. Outside Track - Charlie
48. The Rosabella - Dianne & Don
49. Whiskey, Johnny - April
50. Old Missouri Waters - Pete
51. Sailor's Prayer (Tom Lewis) - Linn
52. Saltpetre Shanty - Justine
53. Lady Franklin's Lament - Don
54. Seaman's Hymn (Nelson's Prayer) - Don & Company

That's it. As usual, please let me know of any errors or omissions.

Thanks all for coming!

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Rob
Date: 20 Jun 16 - 07:41 PM

Thanks for welcoming us … it was a wonderful afternoon - very motivating. We'll be back up soon, and will bring more folks with us :-)

Rob, (from Newburyport)


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: ranger1
Date: 20 Jun 16 - 10:47 PM

Linn, #50 was Cold Missouri Waters, written by James Keelaghan.


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Jun 16 - 08:59 AM

Thanks, ranger1.

Rob! Glad you came, glad you'll be back! We definitely enjoyed having you join us!

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 24 Jun 16 - 12:31 PM

What Linn said.....great to have new people/voices. Please come again!

Dianne


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Subject: RE: June Press Room (NH) Memorial Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Jun 16 - 12:40 PM

A good time was had by all!

Thanks for the list.

Charlie Ipcar


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