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Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.

Peter Kasin 01 Oct 01 - 05:51 PM
ChanteyMatt 01 Oct 01 - 05:58 PM
weepiper 01 Oct 01 - 06:43 PM
Peter Kasin 01 Oct 01 - 08:19 PM
Peter Kasin 01 Oct 01 - 08:24 PM
Melani 01 Oct 01 - 10:11 PM
ChanteyMatt 02 Oct 01 - 01:15 PM
GUEST,Melani 02 Oct 01 - 02:05 PM
Peter Kasin 03 Oct 01 - 12:11 AM
Melani 03 Oct 01 - 12:28 AM
Joe Offer 03 Oct 01 - 01:12 AM
GUEST,Winters Wages 03 Oct 01 - 10:18 AM
radriano 03 Oct 01 - 11:42 AM
Melani 03 Oct 01 - 12:21 PM
GUEST,chanteyranger 03 Oct 01 - 12:43 PM
ChanteyMatt 03 Oct 01 - 05:52 PM
radriano 03 Oct 01 - 07:49 PM
Big Mick 03 Oct 01 - 10:17 PM
GUEST,Melani 04 Oct 01 - 02:21 PM
GUEST,Winters Wages 04 Oct 01 - 03:42 PM
Charley Noble 04 Oct 01 - 05:32 PM
radriano 05 Oct 01 - 05:39 PM
Barry Finn 05 Oct 01 - 10:08 PM
Amergin 05 Oct 01 - 10:14 PM
Peter Kasin 08 Oct 01 - 02:04 PM
Melani 08 Oct 01 - 02:25 PM
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Subject: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 05:51 PM

Saturday, November 3rd, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will hold the 20th anniversary celebration of our monthly chantey sing, from 8pm to midnight During that day, there will be a festival honoring the 150th anniversary of the publication of Moby Dick. There'll be traditional music all day, and readings from Moby Dick by actor Patrick Stewart among others. Free admission to the festival.

The chantey sing will be, as always, open to the public free of charge, but reservations are required (415) 556-6435. It will be in the hold of the schooner C.A. Thayer and will include Louis Killen, Shay Black, Celeste Bernardo-Dunn, Jan Christensen, Daphne Glover, Dick and Carol Holdstock, Mariide, Dave Nettell, Bruce Sherman, The Dogwatch Nautical Band, The S.O.B's (that's their band name, alright), Mudcatters Barry Finn, Rev, Riggy, Radriano, Dave and Pam Swan, (bringing along Oak, Ash and Thorn), Melani, Skip Henderson (with his band The Starboard Watch), and Elise.

The chantey sing's begginnings go back to when a group of about 30 people who had attended one of the park's early festivals hung back after the close to have a singing session. Rather than waiting til next year's fest, they decided to meet more regularly, and in 1981 those chantey sings became a regular monthly park-sponsored program. Over the years, the chantey sing has seen kids grow into adulthood and has nurtured many people through the "rite of passage" of singing in public for their first time. This will be a time for the sing's many participants over the years to reunite, to meet new people, and to be together during this time of turmoil.

All are welcome. If any other 'Catters would like to make the trip out here, we'll see if other local 'catters have couch space, or PM me and I can give you some info on convenient and inexpensive motel accomodations. Hope to see you there!

Note to our local Mudcat sea music community: If anyone's willing to loan guitars to visiting performers who are flying out here, to use during their sets during the day's fest, it would save them hassles over handling them on planes. Let me know and I'll contact them. Jan Christensen is looking for a 12-string guitar. Anyone got one he could use?

-chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: ChanteyMatt
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 05:58 PM

Only four hours to sing with that crowd? Come on, there's got to be an after hours continuation. Sounds like I might make it if I can figure out where to stay.


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: weepiper
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 06:43 PM

Sorry guys but your Mudcat names just crack me up...in Scotland 'chantey' (with the ch pronounced as in church) is a word for a toilet, as in " Awa' an' bile yer heid in a chantey!", roughly translated as " Go away!!!!!". Actually Mudcat is the first place I'd seen shanty spelt chantey. Is it from French?


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 08:19 PM

Weepiper, the toilet spelling, as I understand it, is "chanty," without the "E." "Chantey" is the American spelling for the songs, prevalent in American maritime literature, and "shanty" is the British spelling. Some scholars say the American spelling is derived from the French verb meaning "to sing," others say that's just coincidence. Speaking of spelling, a little typo on my post - "begginings" should obviously be "beginnings." Trivial, but I hate making typos.

Chanteymatt, the dsinging sessions/jamming will go from at least 12 noon on Saturday when the music program gets underway, with many of the people mentioned performing sets as well, on the pier stage, aboard ships, in a big tent prior to the readings. I suspect there will be sessions continuing much later than the sing, but we'll have to close the park after the official end of the sing at midnight, except for the performers, so maybe a post-session will move to the Buena Vista Hotel's pub up the block - a chantey sing tadition for after midnight. PM me if you'd like suggestions for accomodations. Hope to see you there. Where would you be coming from?

-chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 08:24 PM

I should add that the park closes at 5pm at the end of the day's festival, then reopens at 7:30 to let in everyone who called to reserve space for the chantey sing. There'll be volunteers at the gate with the gatelist drawn from the reservations. The sing then begins at 8:00 pm.

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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Melani
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 10:11 PM

I've got a six-string and a sofa.


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: ChanteyMatt
Date: 02 Oct 01 - 01:15 PM

Chanteyranger - I'd be coming from Seattle. I got a free ticket from Alaska Airlines.

Melani - Which is more comfortable, the 6 string or the sofa?

It's a pity that I've got to travel to reach an event such as this. Although we have regular chantey sings, we've nothing of this caliber.


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 02 Oct 01 - 02:05 PM

Matt--the sofa's not bad, and the guitar has nylon strings.


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 12:11 AM

Just got word that Gene Hackman confirmed that he'll also do readings from Melville during the fest! This is going to be an amazing day. 'Catters, get thyselves here!


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Melani
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 12:28 AM

Cool! Now if we can get Patrick Stewart to play 12-string...


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 01:12 AM

OK, Peter, Mr. Toiletranger, Sir (I suppose you have cleaned your share of toilets on the job...)
My fiancee Christina and I will be there, and I promise I will never utter the term toiletranger again...
this sounds even better than the defunct Festival of the Sea - more MUSIC!
All the best to you.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: GUEST,Winters Wages
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 10:18 AM

Peter: If all goes well, I should be there. I will do my solid best to be there. Please reserve a spot for the evening sing for me. Yes, this sounds like so much fun. Let us pray that world events do not cloud the celebration Regards Winters Wages


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: radriano
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 11:42 AM

By the way, Weepiper, "shanty" and "chantey" are both pronounced the same. That is, chantey is not pronounced with the ch as in church. It's an easy mistake to make because you see "chant" in the word. Of course, the original lyrics of most of the shanties do have many "toilet" words in them, if you want to look at it that way.


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Melani
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 12:21 PM

I knew this would result in the usual level of thread creep. Shame on you, Joe! I managed to resist the same impulse!


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: GUEST,chanteyranger
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 12:43 PM

Joe, I am flushed with pride.

W. Wages, you're on! Let me know if you'd like to volunteer to be on the program for the kids sea music, 2:00-2:45, C.A. Thayer. It'll be round-robin, informal, with Dave Nettell and several others.

'Catters Sourdough and toadfrog have sent messages that they'll be there.


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: ChanteyMatt
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 05:52 PM

Aarrrgghh!!!

I just remembered! I've got a gig that weekend! :-( @#$&*

Well, I want each one of you to drink a pint for me. That'll just about equal me share of drinkin'

Have fun ChanteyMatt


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: radriano
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 07:49 PM

Chanteyranger, do you think we could talk Patrick Stewart into singing that drinking song he sang in a episode of Star Trek Next Generation?


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 10:17 PM

Sure would like to come out for this one! Were I not playing a gig that night, I believe I would burn up some frequent fliers and head out. Please convey my best wishes to Shay Black and my darling Pam Swan and that layabout she is married to.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 02:21 PM

I have just discovered that there will also be kid activities, so you can bring the little monsters and set them to making fake scrimshaw while you take in some music.


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: GUEST,Winters Wages
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 03:42 PM

Chanteyranger: If I can make it I would be glad to help out the little tykes. As for the other groupd....dont have contact with them much anymore with the exception of Jim. Bruce Sherman??? Who is he?? And Radiano, thanks for the telephone call. Sorry I did not respond but believe it or not I was asked to sing at a wedding...No fooling! (not my own..at least not yet but will keep you tunes!) (Smile) Cheers WW


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 05:32 PM

Sounds like a great sing will be had for all. Maybe next year, November 3rd is coming up far too fast. Maybe Barry will be willing to be a NE Mudcat ambassador.


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: radriano
Date: 05 Oct 01 - 05:39 PM

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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Barry Finn
Date: 05 Oct 01 - 10:08 PM

I'll be there Charlie but you don't want me as a New England ambassador. Jan C. is quite the gent you'd much prefere someone like him, you know I can get pretty down & dirty Mr. Noble. I'll give ya a little tease when I'm back, hopefully I'll have some pictures.
Hi Peter, I'm sure you've put me on the shanty list for the evening sing but just in case you didn't want to do anything presumptious, be presumptious please. Thanks. WOW, the list of people going is fantastic. This is gonna be some mighty fine time. Can't wait. See you soon. Barry


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Amergin
Date: 05 Oct 01 - 10:14 PM

sounds like fun...I wish you all the best joy imaginable..


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 02:04 PM

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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Melani
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 02:25 PM

We have been trying to think of more whaling-related kid craft activities besides fake scrimshaw. So far, "Pin the Harpoon on Moby Dick" has been rejected as politically incorrect, and trying out blubber and sharpening knives also seem impractical. Any suggestions? ;-)


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 09:17 PM

Here's the music program for the day, prior to the evening chantey sing (with Mudcat monikers used here for any Mudcatter's performing).

MAIN STAGE 12:00-12:25 Mariide 12:30-12:55 Skip Henderson and the Starboard Watch. 1:00-1:25 Celeste Bernardo-Dunn. 1:30-1:55 Rev. 2:00-2:25 Jan Christensen, Barry Finn, and Daphne Glover. 2:30-2:55 Shay Black. 3:00-3:25 The S.O.B's. 3:30-3:55 Dogwatch Nautical Band. 4:00-4:25 Louis Killen. 4:30-5:00 Closing chanteys -all.

VICTORIAN PARK TENT 12:00-12:25 Simon Spalding 12:30-1:30 Chanteys Cousins: Songs Of Work Ashore, with Steve Canwright, Jan Christensen, Barry Finn, Daphne Glover, Louis Killen, and Riggy.

BALCLUTHA, in shelterdeck 1:00-1:45 The Holdstocks 3:00-3:55 Whaling Songs, with Celeste Bernardo-Dunn, Dick Holdstock, Radriano, Rev, and Sue Schmidt. 4:00-4:25 Chanteys Cousins II, with Folk This!

C.A. Thayer, in the hold. 2:00-2:45 Music Of The Sea, For Kids, with Kai Ben-Herschel, Mariide, Melani, Dave Nettell, Simon Spalding, Winters Wages. 2:45-4:30 Open singing, all welcome.

FOREPIER. 1:00-1:45 Dogwatch Nautical Band. Various times: Bruce Sherman


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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: GUEST,chanteyranger
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 04:52 PM

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Subject: RE: Chantey sing 20th anniv. & Fest, San Fr.
From: GUEST,chanteyranger
Date: 02 Nov 01 - 05:06 PM

With some late cancellations there will be a few changes/additions to the schedule. Rev won't be there due to pressing graduate studies, so Radriano and myself will cover his stage slot. The acapella trio "Folk This!" will be in the Thayer's hold 4:00. Riggy and Radriano will be in the whaling songs workshop, which moves to 3:30-4:20. Riggy won't be in the chanteys cousins workshop. Barry's in town now, staying with Pam and Dave Swan. Pam reports on a fine time singing with Barry at their home.

chanteyranger


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