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Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008

Charley Noble 14 Jul 08 - 05:41 PM
GUEST,Heavenly Twin #2 PJF 14 Jul 08 - 04:50 PM
JudyB 09 Jul 08 - 04:18 PM
Sandra in Sydney 09 Jul 08 - 11:31 AM
Sandra in Sydney 09 Jul 08 - 11:05 AM
DebC 09 Jul 08 - 09:56 AM
Charley Noble 09 Jul 08 - 09:04 AM
Celtaddict 08 Jul 08 - 10:46 PM
Rabbi-Sol 08 Jul 08 - 10:27 PM
Charley Noble 08 Jul 08 - 08:44 PM
Barry Finn 08 Jul 08 - 06:41 PM
Rabbi-Sol 08 Jul 08 - 06:34 PM
Marc Bernier 08 Jul 08 - 05:38 PM
Barry Finn 08 Jul 08 - 05:26 PM
Charley Noble 08 Jul 08 - 04:45 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 08 Jul 08 - 04:10 PM
Barry Finn 08 Jul 08 - 04:04 PM
GUEST,Liam's sister-in-law 08 Jul 08 - 02:51 PM
Greg B 08 Jul 08 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,Vicki Kelsey Guest 08 Jul 08 - 01:03 PM
Charley Noble 07 Jul 08 - 06:04 PM
Rabbi-Sol 07 Jul 08 - 06:00 PM
Charley Noble 07 Jul 08 - 05:20 PM
stallion 07 Jul 08 - 04:03 PM
Shantyfreak 07 Jul 08 - 10:49 AM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 07 Jul 08 - 09:43 AM
Charley Noble 07 Jul 08 - 09:00 AM
Barry Finn 06 Jul 08 - 11:39 PM
Charley Noble 06 Jul 08 - 09:02 PM
Marc Bernier 21 Jun 08 - 07:51 AM
GUEST,Barnacle Babe Again 20 Jun 08 - 04:53 PM
Charley Noble 20 Jun 08 - 03:30 PM
Marc Bernier 20 Jun 08 - 10:31 AM
Barry Finn 20 Jun 08 - 12:18 AM
GUEST,Barnacle Babe 19 Jun 08 - 11:21 PM
Marc Bernier 19 Jun 08 - 04:42 PM
TRUBRIT 18 Jun 08 - 11:34 PM
Charley Noble 18 Jun 08 - 10:19 PM
GUEST,Barnacle Babe 18 Jun 08 - 09:42 PM
GUEST 18 Jun 08 - 12:55 PM
Charley Noble 18 Jun 08 - 09:13 AM
Liam's Brother 17 Jun 08 - 10:21 PM
Charley Noble 17 Jun 08 - 08:38 PM
Rabbi-Sol 17 Jun 08 - 08:14 PM
GUEST,GUEST 17 Jun 08 - 08:05 PM
Barry Finn 17 Jun 08 - 07:02 PM
Dave Ruch 17 Jun 08 - 12:12 PM
Abby Sale 17 Jun 08 - 12:08 PM
Charley Noble 17 Jun 08 - 09:33 AM
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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 05:41 PM

Heavenly Twins-

Judy will be pleased to hear that you appreciate her photography efforts; I only do the editing.

It will probably be another two weeks before we can put another set up. Judy's now off to British Columbia and then she's off to New Orleans. What an amazing traveler!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Heavenly Twin #2 PJF
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 04:50 PM

Dear Charley Thanks for the wonderful pictures and as I always do I have chosen one to be my screen saver for the next year.Drying out the Sails will be my memory that will take me through the winter to the 30th, an extra special one Im sure . #1 twin says hi too,.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: JudyB
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 04:18 PM

Celtaddict - yes, how many pictures are we talking about, and it may not be for a week or two (or three). Are they something you could e-mail, or are they big enough that it would be easier for you to mail us a CD? If you want to include a list of captions, I can do something like this; the built-in captions Charley added to our pictures from this year are more complicated. I'm afraid I'm going to be very busy and rarely online for the next two weeks - so I'd recommend working with Charley to get them to us if you want to go ahead with this.

And I think they'd be great on the Mudcat photo site - and know that the folks involved with that have been pretty busy with other things lately, so am happy to try to fill in the gap for Mystic pictures.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures!

JudyB


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 11:31 AM

I forgot to say thanks to Charley & Sol & Akiva for the photos.

Charley - It's been years since I've seen so many folks at a shanty session, a National Folk Festival with Danny Spooner, Roaring Forties & Rocky River Bush Band, what a day that was.

sandra (eagerly counting the hours - about 17 - to the July Shanty session on the 'James Craig'. We missed June cos some paying customer actually booked the Craig on our usual night)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 11:05 AM

Celtaddict if you ask joe@mudcat.org he migh be able to put them up on the Mudcat photowebsite

sandra


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: DebC
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 09:56 AM

I performed at the Chicago Maritime Festival last February and it was a fantastic experience. Chris and Tom Kastle did an absolutely AMAZING job at putting this together. What really made it special was that the week before the all-day event on Sat. Feb 28 was the week-long residency that we did in Chicago Area schools. I was in fantastic company with "Salty" Walt Askew, Holdstock and MacLeod, The Nothern neck Shanty Singers, and of course, Tom and Chris.

I know that Tom and Chris have been spearheading this for a number of years and I do hope that it continues. It's a fantastic event that celebrates the wonderful Maritime culture of the Great Lakes and the Midwest.

Debra Cowan


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 09:04 AM

My only wish is that there were additional sea music festivals to attend or participate in here in the States, at the level that Mystic is able to produce. The National Maritime Museum in San Francisco usually holds a September Sea Music Festival but that Festival while well produced operates at a much smaller scale. There are various Tall-Ship Festivals but traditional sea music is generally relegated to the margins, in favor of rock and brass bands.

In Maine some of us have been building sea music concert program at the Maine Maritime Museum but it's still quite modest. Sinsull is coordinating the first Maritime Festival in South Portland in cooperation with the Portland Harbor Museum, and our Press Room friends in New Hampshire have been working up the Portsmouth Maritime Festival with slow but consistent success for years.

Maybe I should start a new thread on this topic, or refresh an old one.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Celtaddict
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:46 PM

So, if I send some photos (mine are on the 'Cat from prior years but it's not so simple anymore) could Judy or someone put them up too?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:27 PM

Charlie,
         That was not me. That was my webmaster, Akiva Kent who took all these photos. He is the same guy who shot the video. Mystic has yet to get back to us about the video. The ball is now in their court.

                                                       SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 08:44 PM

Sol-

You certainly have a good eye for framing photos!

Not easy with so many moving targets.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 06:41 PM

Hi Marc
From Charlie's picture of the Mystic (thanks for putting a name to that face) it looks like the fore mast has a boom with a furled sail on it but from where I'm veiwing this & even with my reading glasses on it could very well be mermaid wrapped in a golden shroud. I haven't heard of a Hermaphrodite Barkentine either only a Hermaphrodite Schooner but looking in Royce's 'Sailing Illustrated' he has an illustration of what he calls a Hermaphrodite Brig (see section on "Square Rig family") which is rigged square on the fore mast & fore an aft on the after mast he also says that this rig the Brittish preffered to call a Brigantine & the American rare Brigantine would be fore mats all square & the after mast square rigged without the main sail with what looks to be a fare & aft main'sl instead. which doen't matter a twig seeing as the vessel in question has 3 masts, just thought that the terminology though a bit confusing a bit some times when discussing all the mixing of rigs, was intesting.

Bonnie, speaking of "great dedication and camaraderie" as you just did the thought came to me that there are a whole boatload of people like you that are always hard at work behind the scenes doing the odd things that need to get done & which the festival couldn't do without & which the public never gets to see (thankfully). Like hospitality, odd bits of coordination for any number of things & people, bedd arranging & ass wiping/whipping, using vast amounts of people skills to calm the waters & those drowning in them. As a past volunteer, performer, guest & plain festival goer I get to see what's to done be folks like you, Marc Bernier, David Littlefield, Rick Spencer & a bunch of other folks that aren't really part of the staff or that go far beyond their staff positions or festival positions to make the festival as sucessfull as it has been. We all know how hard the money is to come by & what cuts have taken place because of today's finicial enviorment. It's any wonder at all that the Museum keeps/allows the festival to continue when most museums are cutting these types of things completely out of their programs.

So, right back at you, and to all the other behind the scenes people that wear all the various hats & work all their magic & spirit to keep the festival upbeat & running smooth so that others just get to sit back, relax & enjoy it as they should, without ever having to experience the headaches that those that make it happen do.
After all they shouldn't have to pay for a headache.

Would you like me to pass you an asprin?

Could I tell some stories of some the miracles worked & some of the fires that you folks have put out and I haven't even seen the half of it and some of the great times had, I've seen some of that, great jobs yourselves.

Thankfully

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 06:34 PM

For Sunday's photos follow the following instructions.

Go to the Borderline Folk Music website at
www.borderlinefolkmusic.4themax.com

Click on Events.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Photo Galleries & MP3s.

When the next page comes up click on :
Photos By Maximum Impact Media Inc.

The photos Galleries will come up.

There are 8 Galleries of Mystic Photos from Sunday's final concert.
You will need Adobe Flash to view them.

                                                      SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 05:38 PM

Charley and anyone else who cares. The Vessel in question is the Mystic. She carries no Fore-course, only tops'ls, making her a tops'l schooner. If she carried a coarse and a Fore'n'aft she might be called a Hermaphrodite, though I'v never seen or heard of a Hermaphrodite Barkentine. The only time I'v seen the word hermaphrodite used is with Brigs. I would venture to guess that by the time a vessel gets that large there is no need to double up on rig designs.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 05:26 PM

So Charlie, when will you be posting the rest of the pictures?(HINT!)

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 04:45 PM

Barry-

We didn't cover the Saturday late night shanty session at the dance hall. Hopefully someone else was taking pictures then.

We were too busy singing and listening to take pictures at the YTB gathering.

Our other sets of photos are from the concerts and workshops, and by no means did we achieve full coverage.

Vicky-

Thanks for IDing Paul. I have seen and heard him at the Press Room gatherings but I couldn't access his name from my overloaded memory bank.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 04:10 PM

Rick Nestler is from the New York metro area, he lives near Monticello I believe.   I think Rick worked at Mystic a number of years ago and he is a longtime member and former crew mate on the Clearwater. Rick wrote the song "The River that Flows Both Ways" that has been sung by Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers, among others.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 04:04 PM

So Charlie, when do we get to veiw Saturday's photo's? Thanks for the 1st set, nice job & thank God someone brought a camera & is posting.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Liam's sister-in-law
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 02:51 PM

The 29th was smashing - can't wait for the 30th.
Thanks to everyone for such great dedication and camaraderie in making this something we all look forward to year after year. I've not missed one and somehow, it never gets old. See you in 2009.
Fair winds,
Liam's Sister-in-law


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Greg B
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 01:22 PM

Regarding early bookings at Mystic--- very true.

If you book in, say, January, to stay at the Howard Johnson's
(not luxury digs, but acceptable and you're never in your room
except with your eyes closed anyway, AND it's within walking
distance should you for some reason, need to follow the gutter
to your bed) you'll pay 1/3 to 1/2 what you would if you wait
a month or four to make your reservations.

There's no reason not to plan early, as you can cancel with no
penalty.

Also, note that their rates on Thursday and Sunday and Monday nights
are considerably lower than they are on Friday and Saturday.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Vicki Kelsey Guest
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 01:03 PM

Charley Noble,
    In Judy's photos from Froehsin Hall, the person labeled as "Glouster Guest" (between Joanne Souza and Marc Bernier) is Paul Schurr, from the Albany, NY area. A member of the Pick'n' and Sing'n' Gather'n', he's a recent convert to Mystic's festival, this being his third year.
    As you can see from the number of times he appears in the photos, he's thrown himself in with great gusto!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 06:04 PM

Sol-

"Jane Hebert" it is. I'm very good at remembering lyrics and terrible at remembering names. And Jane has certainly been a volunteer at the Festival far longer than I have.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 06:00 PM

Charlie,
          The volunteer leading the chantey in the middle photo, second row from the bottom (wearing blue with the glasses & white hat) is Jane Hebert from Hamden, CT. She has been attending the festival as long as I have which is 27 years.

                                                 SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 05:20 PM

Ron-

Thanks for the ID on "Rick Nestler." We'll see if we can correct the caption. Where's Rick from? He looks like a regular attendee.

Jim-

One should budget an extra day at Mystic so you can just enjoy walking around the seaport and looking at everything. But it's best late at night, when the ships are swapping yarns with one another...

Peter-

The Festival is always the 2nd weekend in June (although this time the Sunday was the 3rd Sunday). So next year's Festival should be June 12-14. Trying to find some bookings before and after makes the trip more affordable for those overseas; we can probably do something with you folks the Sunday after at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, June 21.

Barry-

I screwed up what I was supposed to be saying above about what a barkentine is supposed to be: square rigged on the foremast only, fore and aft rigged on the main and mizzen. The ship in question appeared to have a pair of booms as well on the foremast, in addition to the yard arms. Therefore I still think the vessel in question was a 3-masted topsail schooner.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: stallion
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 04:03 PM

spooky, the last post on this thread disappeared up it's own backside! Can someone PM me with next years dates please. Great pics Charley


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 10:49 AM

Some excellent photos there Charlie. You and Judy have done well. I found some of the sticks and spider-webs pictures of masts against the sky beautiful.
Thanks for sharing them and making this landlocked limey really jealous. Maybe next year??
Jim


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 09:43 AM

Charley,

I recognize Rick Nestler as the "guest in the back corner". He is wearing a olive color (at least on my monitor) floral shirt and wearing a fisherman's cap.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 09:00 AM

Barry-

I was thinking Barkentine as well until I notice that the foremast was also fore an' aft rigged. The Gazela from Philadelphia is a barkentine, as its foremast has the booms aft. But others may want to add to this discussion.

Glad you liked your pictures as well. You certainly were full of energy Friday night. You were probably still going strong Saturday night. I wouldn't know. Judy and I decided to hang out at the YTB. I particularly like the ones of you with Bonnie and with Rika.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 06 Jul 08 - 11:39 PM

Thanks for posting the great pictures Charlie & Judy, so nice to recall a great weekend, waiting eagerly for the rest.
How'd you make me look so young?
thanks

Barry

Not to be picky, "but" that 3 masted top sail schooner, seeing as it has 3 yards & a fore & aft on the foremost mast could also be called a barkentine but I'd like to hear from anyone if they know for sure that it's not a 3 masted hermaphrodite schooner & if it's not a schooner or not a barkentine?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Jul 08 - 09:02 PM

Judy and I have been editing the hundreds of digital images she took while we were in residence at the Festival. We have done our best to select the images that in our opinion best represent individual singers and the environment they were singing in, and apologize if we did not necessarily capture people at their best.

We do have high resolution images of all of the pictures if the people in them have an interest; PM us. We do not propose to provide pictures to people who are not in the picture. Here's the link to the Friday evening, after the concert, shanty session at the Frohsinn Dance Hall and some general pictures of Mystic in around Light House Point also on Friday evening: click here for website!

Lighting conditions in the Dance Hall made it difficult to get clear images, and people were constantly on the move. We have some lovely shots of people who stepped in front of the camera, which we've graciously omitted. We also need some help in identifying some singers, and we may have made some mistaken identifications.

We hope you enjoy the pictures, and if the response is positive we may begin editing some more pictures of the concerts and workshops.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble and JudyB


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 07:51 AM

Charlie;

The folks involved in planning next years festival will be start meeting in a few weeks. I would expect that any information they feel important or necessary will be announced after decisions are made. Rick did introduce the woman we presently believe will be the director of the program next year, however we'd all be wise to make sure our information is indeed accurate before posting it on the world wide web. It would be my expectation that we might start seeing news about next years festival during late fall/early winter. If anyone has a burning need to know anything before then, I'd suggest contacting the Seaport and asking, or better yet, contact someone you know in the Chanty Dept. Of coarse most discussion here pertaining to Mystic Seaport does make it back there. There are a couple people involved at the seaport that read this forum.

Good Job everyone. I hope to see you next year.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe Again
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 04:53 PM

Mark, was the other sound person named Rick? There was a discrepancy as to whether his name was Rick or Chris. At any rate, sound was great...

And there are so many people who made this possible--the volunteers. I'm just afraid of neglecting to mention any names of people who have worked tirelessly to make this possible each year.

Just as the performers like to get stroked a lot (Yes, we DO :), I know that all those who work behind the scenes and out in front need to hear that applause. Kudos all around.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 03:30 PM

Marc-

I couldn't agree more, and thanks to you for coordinating the sound volunteers and whatever else you were doing!

Should someone be announcing the name of next year's Sea Music Program Director? Rick Spencer made a public announcement of who that would be but I'm not sure if I could spell her name correctly.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 10:31 AM

Once should never get uncomfortable giving credit where credit is do. One should also be careful correcting credit when one is not as informed as one thinks. This was not a personal attack on anyone in particular, it's just that a lot of us work very hard and deserve a little heavy petting occasionally.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 12:18 AM

And thanks to all that sounded so well.
I bet we can all get dizzy patting all the backsides that deserve petting, opps, sorry patting.
So, it's late & I'm having a bit of fun.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe
Date: 19 Jun 08 - 11:21 PM

Mark and Rick, I believe, thanks for the wonderful sound. The main stage sound was fantastic. Thanks for running the sound for us all.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 19 Jun 08 - 04:42 PM

David is the coordinator. Glen is the chair for the symposium. And David certainly deserves applause for his ongoing contributions for many years now.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 11:34 PM

not sure who I am talking to but would love the opportunity to purchase (video, cd) of the festival......


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 10:19 PM

I believe that it's Glenn Gordinier who coordinates the Symposium, and I agree that the presentations were excellent this year.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 09:42 PM

Many thanks to Rick Spencer, Geoff Kauffman, David Littlefield, and everyone who worked so hard to put this festival together.

It was great meeting and hearing all of the different performers from all over the globe. We felt so welcome,learned so much, and had so much fun at the nightly jams.

What a great weekend!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 12:55 PM

And thanks go out to David Littlefield who coordinates the symposium each year and was also this year's assistant festival director.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 09:13 AM

Dan-

It's really rare when an ethnomusicologist nails something so well that a general audience can appreciate the result. Bennett's video of work songs could only be accomplished if he had gained the confidence of the groups he was staying with, understood what they were doing, and were a skilled photographer/editor, not to mention getting the grant to do the work to begin with. The images of that video are still running through my head, the fishing crew hauling in the net in the early morning, the field team breaking up the ground with the beat of the hoes being synchronized with the one-string fiddle and their chants, the calming lullabies by the Mongolian herders sung to help persuade mother sheep, camels, and yaks to accept orphan young for nursing. Amazing, and so well done!

I'm planning to send Bennett a sound file of some similar work songs that I recorded while I was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Gurage lands of Ethiopia from 1967-68. I've never done much with this recording of a chant used to help haul huge banana plants out of the ground for transplanting; it sounds very much like a shanty for lifting the yardarm to place, all modal and building to a climax ending with yips and laughter. When I asked my students what the words were they replied: "You don't won't to know; they're being very rude, Sir!" I think Bennett will be intrigued.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 10:21 PM

Bennett's film was certainly something else!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 08:38 PM

Rabbi-Sol-

What you say makes sense to me.

I do hope that we get a chance to purchase the edited video.

You've assumed a whole lot of responsibility, and I'm sure that your only compensation will be a job well done!

Well, maybe some grateful thanks from we fanatics.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 08:14 PM

Hi Dave,
         I will be able to tell you more tomorrow. I am going to view and edit it tonight. We have 3 hours worth.

What ultimately happens with it depends on Rick Spencer and the powers that be at Mystic. Technically they own the rights to it.

They gave us permission with the proviso that it not be used for commercial purposes.

If Rick decides that they want to market it through the Mystic Museum Gift shop it can then be available for purchase.

It is professional grade video and the sound is great.

But as I said before, the ultimate decision remains with Rick Spencer and being that he granted permission for us to shoot the video, we will respect his decision whatever that may be.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 08:05 PM

Yes, I'd love to see a copy of the final performances on Sunday evening.

What a wonderful, wonderful festival!!!! Kudos to Rick, Geoff, Mark, and all those who put on this festival. Many. many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Barry Finn
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 07:02 PM

I enjoyed the festival immensely but as always I enjoyed the singing blasts at the German Club across the street the most. That's where everybody gets a chance to "stand in". It may not be as interesting, as educatuional, as informative, as-in-depth but it's as all inclusive as you can get. There was a nice spread of workshops, enough so that all appetites could be satisfied. Still if one could be in 2 places at once it would be an improvement. I have to second Bennet's showing of the worksongs from far off cultures, great job there.
The singing was wonderful, espically Jon & Rika, Danny & Joyce, Finest Kind was the bee's knees though.
Getting to sleep just before 4:00 each morning was just the thing, nothing better than enjoying a very late night sing, not good on the thraot but very good for the sole.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 12:12 PM

Rabbi Sol,

Will any of the video you shot be making it onto YouTube or posted elsewhere for public consumption?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Abby Sale
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 12:08 PM

True...

        Hi ho and away we go,
                Tinker rolling, Tinker rolling
        Hi ho and away we go,
                Pushing Tinker's wheelchair.

Was you ever at Mystic Fest,
        Tinker rolling, Tinker rolling,
Singing chanties with the best,
        Pushing Tinker's wheelchair.

There's plenty to drink and plenty to eat,
        Tinker rolling, Tinker rolling,
(Don't roll over no one's feet,)
        Pushing Tinker's wheelchair.

If you don't watch out and you don't think,
        Tinker rolling, Tinker rolling
You'll soon be floating in the drink,
        Pushing Tinker's wheelchair.


Hmm. Needs Improvement.

But Mystic was excellent in all damn ways.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 09:33 AM

This is my list of Mudcat sightings at the Festival in no particular order:

Marc Bernier, Barry Finn, Adventure (Peter & Joanne), Anglo (John Roberts), Joy Bennett, Susan of DT, SJW & PJF (Heavenly Twins), Rabbi-Sol, Dick Greenhaus, Celtaddict, Abby Sale, Liam's Brother (Dan Milner), and JudyB. Oh, and Scuttle-Bob (Bob Zentz).

There were a couple of others I met whose names have escaped.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2008
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 09:19 AM

Good job everyone, nice to see you.


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