- Hi John. Just an FYI. It doesn t look like I ll be doing the U of C workshop after all. At least it s 99.9% sure not. I simply can t afford yet another 300Message 1 of 3 , Feb 2, 2010View Source
Hi John. Just an FYI. It doesn't look like I'll be doing the U of C workshop after all. At least it's 99.9% sure not. I simply can't afford yet another 300 mile round trip for free though I really love the fest. It's one of the first folk things I ever attended back in the 70s. Ouch. --T
Singer, songwriter, sailor, and storyteller
Plan to attend the Chicago Maritime Festival
February 27, 2010 at the Chicago History Museum
--- On Sun, 1/31/10, John Wiseman <hsapiens@...> wrote:
From: John Wiseman <hsapiens@...>
Subject: Re: [chicagoshanties] Events of interest in February
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 5:36 PM
The Drake concert, of course, would be on Friday the 19th, not the 18th.
JohnOn Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Katharine Whisler <kwhisler@sbcglobal. net> wrote:
It's nearly February, and that means it's nearly time for the Chicago Maritime Festival! But that's not the only thing of interest around here. So, to help you all plan your weekends for the next couple of weeks . . . .
February 5-7, Reenactor Fest in Wheeling, IL.
Several shanty sing regulars will be performing as part of their various groups: "Merry Measure," "Tourdion," and "Court and Country."
February 12-14, 50th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival.
Folk music, contra dances, and Tom Kastle may be presenting a "workshop" on sea music. (Check the website later, he says.)
Monday, February 15th. Volunteers needed to help sing shanties at North West Sail Association meeting in Arlington Heights. (Those interested please email Ellen Reeve at Sailrlady@gmail. com.)
Friday, February 18, 8pm. David H.B. Drake concert in Milwaukee.
Sunday, February 21, 2 pm. Sea Music Workshop taught by Tom Kastle at The Old Town School of Folk Music.
This is the three-hour condensed version of the eight-week class Tom & Chris used to teach and totally worth it if you like sea shanties . . . which you obviously do if you are getting this message.
Saturday, February 27, Chicago Maritime Festival at the Chicago History Museum. (Chicago Historical Society, for those who are clinging to the old name.)
http://www.chicagom aritimefestival. org
This is the event many of us have been looking forward to for months!
Daytime activities 10 am to 4:30 pm, Evening concert 7 pm to 10:30 pm.
Those with a naughty turn of mind (and are over 18) should plan to attend the "bawdy songs" presentation toward the end of the daytime activities: a chance to hear some of the shanties sung with the "real" lyrics.
Sunday, February 28, in the afternoon. Maritime Festival Shanty Sing at an undisclosed location (attend the Chicago Maritime Festival to find out when/where).
We will have another "regular" shanty sing in March, watch this space for further details!