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October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing

Bat Goddess 14 Oct 18 - 03:28 PM
Bat Goddess 14 Oct 18 - 08:08 PM
Bat Goddess 15 Oct 18 - 03:46 PM
Charley Noble 18 Oct 18 - 10:21 AM
Bat Goddess 18 Oct 18 - 10:47 AM
GUEST,Don Hale 18 Oct 18 - 07:39 PM
Bat Goddess 19 Oct 18 - 11:36 AM
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Subject: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Oct 18 - 03:28 PM

The October Press Room Shanty, Forebitter, and Foc's'l Ballad Session-In-Exile will be this Saturday, October 20th from 3:30 to 7:30 at the Continental Restaurant & Bar -- just north of Dover 2 blocks from the intersection of Rtes. 108 and Rte. 9. See previous threads for address and directions.

This will be last monthly shanty singaround at the Continental -- November's gathering will be back at the renovated and re-opened PRESS ROOM in Portsmouth, NH!!!

For ease of searching for past threads, our Press Room-in-Exile threads have all said "Press Room" in the header even though we met at Liar's Bench and then the Continental.

The weekly Anglo-Celtic trad session will also be returning to The Press Room, but it will migrate to Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00. And I will continue to run a trad session at the Continental on Fridays from 4:30-8:00. (Or maybe 5:00-8:00.)

Hope to see you all at the Continental this Saturday! Next month at The Press Room!

Linn


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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Oct 18 - 08:08 PM

I'm still working out details with The Press Room. I just got an email suggesting the hours for the shanty sing be 2:00-6:00 when we go back to The Press Room in November.

Would this be a problem for anyone?

Linn


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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Oct 18 - 03:46 PM

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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Oct 18 - 10:21 AM

Thanks, Linn, for all your hard work. I can't make it this Saturday but I plan to come early in November.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Oct 18 - 10:47 AM

Charlie, the November shanty sing will be November 17th -- and the hours will be changing to 2:00 to 6:00 to free up tables for the Press Room's dinner trade.

The first weekly session held at The Press Room will be Sunday, November 18th from 2:00 to 5:00.

Linn


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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 18 Oct 18 - 07:39 PM

I am planning to be there. BTW, 2:00 to 6:00 works OK for me, Linn. It will be nice to be back "home"!

                            Don


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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Oct 18 - 11:36 AM

Thanks, Don.

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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Oct 18 - 02:01 PM

Mike James, a maritime singer from Port Townsend, Washington, will probably take the prize today for the longest commute to the session.

We met three years ago at the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival and is in this neck of the woods leaf peeping...and trying to catch some music. He landed at the trad session last night at the continental and will be back today for the sea music singaround.

Linn


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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Oct 18 - 06:06 PM

I had good intentions.
Went to a friend's gallery opening, hung around too long, and didn't have the energy to get to Dover.

There is a very cool place just over the Maine side of the currently non-existent Sarah Long Bridge, painted remarkably. It houses Lost Coast Treasure Hunters, Good Luck Gallery and Nest.
Just don't go there before the session, or you'll get stuck.


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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Oct 18 - 09:33 PM

You missed it, guys! There were only three of us (Mike, Don, and me), but we sure had fun. We probably talked about the songs as much as we sang, but we got in quite a few songs, considering. Mike sang a few Don and I had never heard and we sang a few that were new to him.

I'll post a full report tomorrow.

Linn


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Subject: RE: October Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 21 Oct 18 - 04:57 PM

I've already said that the crew was just the three of us -- Don Hale from south of Boston, Mike James from Port Townsend, Washington, and me (from Nottingham, a hop, skip, and two jumps from Dover).

We talked at least as much as we sang. And I caught myself a couple times, being wrapped up in discussing the songs or coming up with a related song or line, neglecting to write down a song I sang. (I think I listed everyone else's.) If I forgot, maybe I can reconstruct what and when I sang it.

What we sang --
1. Race of Long Ago - Linn
(Mike was unfamiliar with Cecily Fox Smith or the songs from her poetry.)
2. Sugar I the Hold - Mike (different arrangement that what we were familiar with)
3. Greenland Whale – Don (from the journal of the whaleship "Bengal)
4. Final Trawl - Mike
5. Plum Island National Anthem - Linn
6. Paddy West - Don
7. Johnny, Come Down to Hilo - Mike
8. Shake Her, Johnny, Shake Her - Linn
(Both previous mention a woman in a blue dress.)
9. Fare Ye Well - Mike
(A variant of "Good-bye, Fare Thee Well" that Don & I hadn't heard before. I have to pass it on to Jeff Warner who, after he gave a 1920s citation when he sang it at PMFF, I told him about Arthur Conan Doyle's mention of it by title in his 1880 journal when he was surgeon on a whaler out of Peterhead.)
10. Paddy Doyle's Boots - Linn
11. Girls Around Cape Horn - Don
12. Sloop John A [Les Barker parody] - Linn
13. Nurse Pinched the Baby/Gin Is Mother's Ruin - Linn
14. The Dutchman - Mike
15. Bridget Flynn - Linn
16. Mariquita - Don (Charlie Ipcar adaptation of C. Fox Smith poem)
17. New York Girls - Mike
18. Shipmates - Don (another C. Fox Smith poem Charlie adapted to song)
19. Bold Riley - Mike (another version)
20. Seamen's Hymn - The Company

Don, please let me know of any corrections or if you remember anything I may have inadvertently not written down.

And thanks, Don and Mike, for traveling a distance to come to the singaround. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Linn


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