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Posted By: GUEST,Dustin Laurence
21-Mar-03 - 01:37 AM
Thread Name: L.A. Times article on S.F. chantey sing
Subject: RE: L.A. Times article on S.F. chantey sing

No, you have the right name, they are Alan Rice and Joan Sharp. I don't know if they still do it, but I know they used to travel up there every month to sing. I wish we'd made it up there to sing on Thayer more often--perhaps it will still happen. I still haven't sailed on Alma either. (Speaking of Thayer, I hear there is more money to give her more TLC--congratulations, and how extensive is the work envisioned?)

Details are at John Ward's Shanty Page. You can also always ask me directly (though my email is on the fritz right now). As I said, to keep it alive I really need to do a better job of advertising, so I'd be very happy if you folks up there know about us. SoCal seems to be a bit of a desert for shantying, but I'm trying--we even got the Pilgrim crew on stage at Dana Point this year, which was very well received.