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Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]

Steve Gardham 20 Jan 21 - 05:55 PM
Gibb Sahib 21 Jan 21 - 01:35 AM
Brian Peters 21 Jan 21 - 05:06 AM
Felipa 22 Jan 21 - 05:28 PM
GUEST,Rowan 25 Jan 21 - 03:14 PM
Felipa 25 Jan 21 - 04:38 PM
Steve Gardham 26 Jan 21 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,henryp 19 Mar 21 - 04:52 PM
GUEST,Tony Mannion 21 Mar 21 - 08:15 PM
rich-joy 29 Mar 21 - 05:48 AM
The Sandman 29 Mar 21 - 07:34 AM
Joe Offer 29 Mar 21 - 11:54 AM
GerryM 30 Mar 21 - 06:00 PM
Sandra in Sydney 31 Mar 21 - 01:58 AM
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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 20 Jan 21 - 05:55 PM

Just been trawling through loads of early minstrel songs that relate to chanties, but too many to enter here so I'll start a new thread tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 21 Jan 21 - 01:35 AM

Thank you, Brian.


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: Brian Peters
Date: 21 Jan 21 - 05:06 AM

Looking forward to reading that, Steve.

Gibb, I've sent you a PM.


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: Felipa
Date: 22 Jan 21 - 05:28 PM

Nathan has signed a record deal according to this report. I hope it doesn't change him too much. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55768333


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: GUEST,Rowan
Date: 25 Jan 21 - 03:14 PM

I'm a young shanty enthusiast. I might be able to help give some context on the current chantey craze.

TikTok originally started in china as an app for making lip syncing videos. It's got music at the heart of its design. You can overlay music tracks into your videos easily, and you can "duet" other people's videos with your own video to sing collaboratively. All this is just to explain that it's a perfect place for a chantey craze to kick off, especially during covid.

On top of that, I cannot stress enough how much young people like chanteys-- or rather they like the idea of chanteys. Video games with shanty soundtracks are really popular just because of the music, and lots of tv shows aimed at young people have jokes about the idea of shanties (the new Netflix She-Ra is a good example). People in my generation know about sea shanties, but they don't actually really know what they are or where to find them. If they are somehow in a situation where they hear a shanty, they love it, but they have no idea where to find more of that kind of music. It might sound weird, but I've heard it from multiple friends over the years. Folk music can be a little opaque if you are first trying to get into it, and people my age just have no idea where to begin. I actually have a friend right now who keeps texting me to ask me to send her links to songs, because she doesn't know how to find them otherwise, except on TikTok.

I could make something up about the youth of today feeling oppressed by technology and longing for the freedom of the open waves, but really I think it just boils down to the fact that shanties are good. People like them. Kids just didn't know where to listen to them until this TikTok craze.

I'm just excited that my weird interest in shanties is suddenly cool among my friends. Maybe some of them will stick around after the craze is over. Maybe some of them will even learn the difference between a shanty and a forbitter song. Maybe.

Sorry for the wall of text. I'm a longtime mudcat lurker, but this is actually my first time posting.


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jan 21 - 04:38 PM

a newsclip, with reporters singing along
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJUUcx1KJ-U

thanks for your informative post, Rowan

the Kiffness, who usually makes videos of his own songs, has a youtube video up with his own mix of voices and music added to the chorus of Nathan's Wellerman recording.


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 26 Jan 21 - 07:33 AM

Can't think of one off-hand but I'd be absolutely amazed if there isn't a website somewhere that gives a good selection and reliable background history. Reinhard's Mainly Norfolk site will have plenty of info but you'd have to tease it out amongst the rest of the folksongs. Of course you could always direct any young uns here and we old farts would be happy to oblige.


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 Mar 21 - 04:52 PM

BBC News reports; Scottish postman-turned-social media sensation Nathan Evans has reached number one in the UK charts with his version of a 19th Century sea shanty. Evans first found fame on TikTok by singing traditional seafaring songs, before being offered a record deal and giving up his day job.

A pop remix of one song, Wellerman, has spent seven weeks in the top three but has now finally reached the top spot. His rise to number one comes after an appearance on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway last weekend.

Wellerman was thought to have been written by New Zealand whalers about an employee of the Weller Brothers shipping company in the 1830s.


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: GUEST,Tony Mannion
Date: 21 Mar 21 - 08:15 PM

Theres,,No Business like Show Business!
No way is this,er , song gonna take over shantying.What is yerselfs all going on about!
Fall on the mainyard bracing stations, and HAUL!


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: rich-joy
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 05:48 AM

Sorry if this is old news,

but I only just saw the 20March chantey clip from those ALL a cappella country boyz "HOME FREE" (who are very proficient at Beatboxing in their music) and who are all excellent singers/performers,

doing a seasong medley : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGLUSzzuWU


Cheers, R-J


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: The Sandman
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 07:34 AM

might i suggest to guest rowan, to look up singer Jim Mageean - Wikipedia particularly his duo work with johnny collins and the group the keelers


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 11:54 AM

This being the year of TikTok sea songs, take a listen to The Red Sea Shanty: A Pirate Passover:


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: GerryM
Date: 30 Mar 21 - 06:00 PM

First get-together of the Redfern Shanty Club in over a year (link to an article in the Guardian).


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 Mar 21 - 01:58 AM

audio of Shanty Club motto of Shanty Club - if you don't know the words SING LOUDER.

& some of the Crew were interviewed & singing on radio this morning, around 9.45, what a lovely welcome to my late brekkie.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
From: GerryM
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 09:14 AM

The Sabbath prayer L'cha Dodi, to the tune of The Wellerman. https://youtu.be/XEHxA0u7-nQ


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