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June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!

Bat Goddess 13 Jun 17 - 09:42 AM
GUEST 13 Jun 17 - 11:35 AM
ranger1 13 Jun 17 - 12:36 PM
Bat Goddess 13 Jun 17 - 01:39 PM
Bat Goddess 13 Jun 17 - 02:03 PM
GUEST,Guest-Dianne 13 Jun 17 - 03:17 PM
Bat Goddess 13 Jun 17 - 04:42 PM
ranger1 13 Jun 17 - 06:14 PM
Bat Goddess 13 Jun 17 - 06:51 PM
Bat Goddess 14 Jun 17 - 07:08 PM
Bat Goddess 15 Jun 17 - 07:49 AM
GUEST,Don Hale 15 Jun 17 - 04:19 PM
Bat Goddess 15 Jun 17 - 04:50 PM
GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns 16 Jun 17 - 06:38 AM
Bat Goddess 17 Jun 17 - 06:02 AM
Bat Goddess 18 Jun 17 - 07:37 PM
GUEST,Guest-Dianne 19 Jun 17 - 07:49 AM
Bat Goddess 19 Jun 17 - 12:34 PM
GUEST,Don Hale 19 Jun 17 - 01:10 PM
Charley Noble 23 Jun 17 - 11:41 AM
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Subject: June Press Room Shanty Sing - On Hold
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 09:42 AM

Well, this is different.

The June Press Room Shanty, Forebitter and Foc's'le Ballad Session SHOULD BE this Saturday -- Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Portsmouth, NH.

I thought I had a summer venue all lined up -- The Press Room is closed June, July, and August for renovations, and then opening under new ownership. But the arrangement I made last week is ON HOLD until I hear back from the co-owner whether his partner will go along with our using the space.

My stress level is probably higher than the temperatures of the past couple days. I'm also scrambling for a temp venue for the Friday trad session. Last week's negotiations ran into an unforeseen snag. I knew it all was too easy...

Watch this space -- I will announce what's happening and if we can meet this month absolutely as soon as I can nail something down.

Thanks for your patience...

Linn

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - On Hold
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 11:35 AM

Good morning, Bat Goddess!

Hope that headache has abated. There's a lot of angst in trying to bring all this together. Your monumental effort is greatly appreciated by many.

Look forward to good news and seeing you soon!

Lynne


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - On Hold
From: ranger1
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 12:36 PM

I appreciate all your hard work, Linn. Remember to breathe, and that if it doesn't happen this month, it just doesn't happen. We will all survive.


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - On Hold
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 01:39 PM

Disappointing, though. This would be the annual Memorial Sing.

Still working on it...

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - On Hold
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 02:03 PM

Okay...I just got confirmation, so WE'RE ON!

The venue is Liar's Bench Brewing Company, which is an old plumbing supply warehouse behind Washburn's at 459 Islington Street, Portmouth.

The NEW HOURS for the sing at this venue will be 2:30 to 5:30 -- three hours instead of four hours.

There's a photo of the space on the home page of the brewery -- http://www.liarsbenchbeer.com/ Very industrial. There's a long table with benches, but the other TWO tables (one is pictured at the left) are for standing. Dagan said they'd try to rustle up a few chairs, but it will be okay for anyone to bring a folding chair to be on the safe side.

Besides beer, they have hot dogs, bratwurst, and other sausage sandwiches plus snacks like popcorn, Mexican street corn, and chips.

The only beer I've sampled so far is the Bru Ha Ha German Ale. Maybe I'll get a chance to drop in sometime in the next couple days and sample the lamb Merguez...

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 03:17 PM

Great work Linn. Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Dianne


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 04:42 PM

So far, so good...

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: ranger1
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 06:14 PM

Awesome!


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 06:51 PM

Chairs are definitely encouraged, BTW. Two-thirds of the capacity is tables to stand around.

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 07:08 PM

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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Jun 17 - 07:49 AM

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Charlie is running with the Roaring Forties so won't be there and Hutch will be at the O'Carolan festival in Vermont. We'll miss them this month, but we should still have a pretty good showing (singing!) for our new friends at Liar's Bench.

Have I mentioned that Erin, the server, is really looking forward to it?

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 15 Jun 17 - 04:19 PM

As this is the annual Memorial Shanty Sing, I've been listening to Barry Finn, Tom Hall and Bob Webb making music, and thinking how fortunate I was to have listened to them in person, and eventually to sing a chorus or two with them. I don't have any recordings of David Bemm (SP?) and am not sure that I ever heard him sing. As to the Press Room, we'll just wait and see. Besides, it's not the place or time, but the people who come together to sing that counts. I hope some folks from Cape Ann might find their way to The Liar's Bench Brewing Company in Portsmouth. See you around 2:30 (with a couple of chairs).

                                  Don


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Jun 17 - 04:50 PM

Don, I have an extra copy of "Hellfire and Behmnation", the recording David Behm made about a year before he died -- I'll make sure it's in the car to give to you on Saturday.

I doubt we'll see many people from the Gloucester area or Boston on Saturday -- there are Boston Tall Ships events. (Which actually caused the cancellation of Sail Portsmouth this year because the Boston event's contracts with the various ships have a non compete clause that includes Portsmouth, NH in the proscribed area.)

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 16 Jun 17 - 06:38 AM

Just reading this thread has brought back great memories.
Great singing songs Great People we met ,friends we made.
The mere mention of Barry Finn's name .
It was always a special time when we met.
A really terrific Guy .
          best wishes to you all............ Mike


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Jun 17 - 06:02 AM

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See you at 2:30 at Liar's Bench!

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Jun 17 - 07:37 PM

Quite a crowd -- didn't know how many to expect, what with temporary change of venue, and regulars being off to...O'Carolan festival, Boston Tall Ships events, ferrying Roaring Forties about, etc. We managed to commandeer the long low table and pretty much fit everyone around it. Bruce chatted up the bartender, Kieron, and the two came up with what might be a better table location for next time -- I'll run it past the owner. BTW, I will never, ever, complain about the loudness of The Press Room ever again!

The crew - Me, Chris Vaughan and Amy, Dianne Lavoie, Don and Cathy Hale with friends Mel and his wife, Jim, Gail and Amanda Finn, Bruce MacIntyre, Dave Middleton & Kim Woolf in full French & Indian War regalia taking a break from the encampment across the river at Fort McClary, Mike Modern, Peter Bixby, Tyler Buck, Sharon from Cornwall, W.B., Rita Pomerleau, and Dave Johnson.

The bartender and waitstaff seemed to enjoy us as did the young (younger on average than the PR patrons) crowd (several recorded or videoed on their cell phones) even while elevating the volume of their conversation.

This month's session is our traditional memorial session, raising a glass to absent friends, particularly founder of the session Tom Hall, and stalwarts and mainstays Barry Finn and David Behm and Jay Smith who inspired the session shortly after his death in 2002.

The words I couldn't recall yesterday that would have been especially appropriate to this session were from Stanley Longstaff's song ("All Back Together" which I sang at the April session)on the passing of Jay Smith. The first part of the song is sort of specific to Jay, but the last part is especially also appropriate for Tom, Barry, David, and Jay -- they are the spirits we knew who inspired our view...
    Let us raise our voices high.
    To the spirits we knew who inspired our view
    And the friendships that stand here tonight.

The ambiant volume did a good job of blowing lyrics right out of my head at several points.

And what we sang yesterday -
1. Nine Times a Night - Linn
2. All For Me Grog - Dianne
3. Haul Away for Rosie - Bruce
4. Twa Recruitin' Sergeants - Amanda
5. Cannery Shed - Linn
6. Can I Live By the Sea - Chris
7. Bonnie Ship the Diamond - Bruce
8. The Mermaid - Dave M.
9. South Australia - Jim
10. Deep Blue Sea - Amy
11. General Taylor - Dianne
12. The Rosabella - Don
13. Plum Island National Anthem - Linn
14. Isle of Skye - Chris
15. Good Ship Calabar - Mike
By the way, I checked where Tom (Curmudgeon) got the song -- he learned it from Jack Whyte (who lived in Brighton, MA but was from Ireland and passed away in 2005) who was in Tom's band The Cuckoo's Nest back in the '70s. Variation on the lyrics Mike sang and Tom sang Ballantyne instead of Portadown. The discussion after the song said it is thought to be written by Tommy Makem, but I think the Clancy Brothers LP credits "traditional, arranged by Cyril Tawney". I also found an unattributed variant with a chorus. Seamus Kennedy lists it as trad on his CD. I tend to lean towards trad. There's an Erie Canal variant ("from Buffalo to Troy") explained by the influence of the Irish who worked on the canal in the 1830s and 1840s, which definitely predates Tommy Makem or the Clancys. It's also recorded on Folkways LP FG 3516 "Irish Folk Songs and Ballads" sung by Dick Cameron. Wikipedia in "List of songs about Dublin" lists it as written by Arthur Griffith somewhere in the era 1900 to 1950. Don't have time for any more research right now.
16. Blood Red Roses - Bruce
17. Paddy West - Don
18. Hal and Tow - Peter Bixby (for Sharon from Cornwall)
19. Bachelor's Hall - Mike
20. The Token (written by Art Thieme) - Gail
21. Sam's Gone Away - Dianne
22. Knickerbocker Line - Linn
23. The Trawling Trade - Tyler
24. Maid On the Shore - Kim
25. Haul Away, Joe - Jim
26. Fathom the Bowl - Dave M.
27. Bold Riley - Rita
28. Donkey Riding - Peter
29. Blow, Me Bully Boys, Blow - Dianne
30. Northwest Passage - Bruce
31. Farewell to Nova Scotia - Amanda
32. Jones's Ale - Dave M.
33. Cairo-Town - Don
34. Where the Ocean Meets the Highway - Chris
35. Down Below - Linn
Which Barry got from me because I didn't sing it often enough for him and I got from Evan Leonard.
36. They're Moving Father's Grave to Build a Sewer - Mike
37. London Julie - Bruce
41. Boozing - Dianne
42. Gin Was Mother's Ruin - Linn
43. "Does Your Mother" fragment - Chris I need to learn this.
44. Nurse Pinched the Baby - Linn
45. Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl - Amy
46. 'Til I See You Again - W.B.
47. Old Dun Cow - Peter
48. Strike the Bell - Dave M.
49. Shenandoah - Don
50. Seaman's Hymn - Don and the Company

As usual, please let me know of any errors and omissions.

Thanks, everyone, for coming!

Linn


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 19 Jun 17 - 07:49 AM

Fun session. Thanks for posting Linn.
Dianne


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Jun 17 - 12:34 PM

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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 19 Jun 17 - 01:10 PM

Lots of fun and the beer was tasty! Our fellow travelers were Mell and Cathy Scott (sometimes gets confusing with TWO Cathys). I even caught Mell singing along on a chorus or two. The first song I did (after first finding the tune!) was "Bold Riley", the John Roberts version, somewhere around #3 or 4.
                              Don


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Subject: RE: June Press Room Shanty Sing - It's ON!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jun 17 - 11:41 AM

Glad to hear there was a good turnout.

Yes, I was a bit busy with The Roaring Forties, but what great fun! See my Facebook page for some PIXS.

Margaret Walters will be back in Maine this Saturday to do a house concert with Kathy Westra and George Stephens in Rockland. Don't miss it!

Charlie Ipcar


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