We sing shanties, work songs and sea songs. There’s no need to sing in tune or to read music – and we won’t be giving any concerts.
We’ll learn how the songs were used and where they came from. We’ll learn the ropes as we go along (some of them anyway) and what a sailor’s life was like. We might pick up some hints on how to sail a ship, catch a whale, load cargo, etc.
Before each group meeting, I will email members a list of that month’s shanties. Please print the documents to refer to when we sing. Since we are a university, as well as giving the lyrics each document includes information about the song’s uses, origins and meaning, with references, and provides a link or two to recommended recordings.
|Group Convenors||Elizabeth Rimmington|
|Email to Convenor||Send email to Convenor|
|Time||10:00 - 11:30|
|Availability||Available - apply to the Convenor now|