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Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002

Just another Dave 05 Jun 02 - 04:51 PM
Marc 05 Jun 02 - 03:52 PM
Charley Noble 05 Jun 02 - 07:29 AM
Ferrara 03 Jun 02 - 04:57 PM
Charley Noble 03 Jun 02 - 10:47 AM
Charley Noble 03 Jun 02 - 10:46 AM
Peter Kasin 02 Jun 02 - 08:20 PM
Abby Sale 02 Jun 02 - 04:24 PM
Charley Noble 02 Jun 02 - 02:22 PM
Abby Sale 02 Jun 02 - 12:05 PM
Ferrara 31 May 02 - 02:47 PM
Charley Noble 31 May 02 - 11:00 AM
Barry Finn 30 May 02 - 08:14 PM
Charley Noble 29 May 02 - 08:44 PM
Peter Kasin 29 May 02 - 03:05 AM
Abby Sale 23 May 02 - 01:37 PM
GUEST,Vixen @ work 21 May 02 - 12:42 PM
Rich_and_Dee 21 May 02 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,Clearing up Some Questions 21 May 02 - 07:24 AM
GUEST,Clearing up Some Questions 21 May 02 - 07:24 AM
GUEST, NOMADman 20 May 02 - 02:53 PM
Ferrara 20 May 02 - 01:47 PM
GUEST,aesop 20 May 02 - 01:16 PM
Charley Noble 20 May 02 - 12:55 PM
Abby Sale 19 May 02 - 01:21 PM
Uncle Jaque 12 May 02 - 10:59 PM
Abby Sale 12 May 02 - 03:44 PM
dick greenhaus 12 May 02 - 12:24 PM
Abby Sale 12 May 02 - 12:20 PM
Celtic Soul 12 May 02 - 10:20 AM
Charley Noble 12 May 02 - 10:04 AM
Charley Noble 12 May 02 - 10:04 AM
Ferrara 12 May 02 - 01:12 AM
Peter Kasin 11 May 02 - 10:58 PM
Abby Sale 11 May 02 - 08:01 PM
Barry Finn 11 May 02 - 06:37 PM
Ferrara 11 May 02 - 06:15 PM
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Charley Noble 11 May 02 - 10:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Just another Dave
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 04:51 PM

Thanks, Marc, I was just about to say the same thing.

BTW, I'll be on the look out for all you Mudcatters!

Dave


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Marc
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 03:52 PM

Not to be a jerk ahead of time, But the YTB is supposed to be a restricted area for performers and volunteers. It really is a pain policeing that, the performers do need a spot to retreat from the public from time to time. Please honor that as its a real nuisance standing guard all the time. There will be a late night pub sing each evening, Thu., Fri., &Sat., but the YTB is not meant for the general public.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 07:29 AM

Refreshing!

Looks like the weather is going to be stunning, in the low 80's for Saturday and Sunday, bright and sunny. Time to start packing. Stuff the backpack full of survival essentials. Highlight those hard choices for when I do the volunteer work and when I listen to other folks. What joy!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Ferrara
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 04:57 PM

Waaah! Tom Lewis was singing in town last night but I had to miss his concert. Ah well he will be there next weekend.

Charley N, thanks for the info on finding after hours stuff. Abby, thanks for the weather info, it is very encouraging. I do not cope well with hot weather these days and have dreaded having to hide out in an air conditioned room during part of the day. Maybe I won't have to do that.

Rita


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 10:47 AM

Peter-

Tom Lewis is certainly capable of leading any song from any tradition given the situation. This year's weather looks more moderate, not exactly beach weather but that's hardly essential.

It's true that too many wonderful singers/workshops happen simultaneously at Mystic, forcing painful choices and mad dashes in and between sets. I tend to high light my choices in advance, knowing I won't have time, or the ability to do so once I reach that "pleasant port."

For the after hours happenings I would encourage newcomers to check for info at the Youth Training Center (YTC) located behind a row of sailing dingies and the rope walk shed, off to the right of Lighthouse Point.

Again, I'll note what appears to be an "open" daytime event called a Chantyblast on Saturday, 2 pm, at the North End Stage.

The shipboard demonstrations aboard the Charles W. Morgan and the Conrad are perhaps the closest any of us will ever get to real shanty/chanty/chantey singing or sailor work.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 10:46 AM

Peter-

Tom Lewis is certainly capable of leading any song from any tradition given the situation. This year's weather looks more moderate, not exactly beach weather but that's hardly essential.

It's true that too many wonderful singers/workshops happen simultaneously at Mystic, forcing painful choices and mad dashes in and between sets. I tend to high light my choices in advance, knowing I won't have time, or the ability to do so once I reach that "pleasant port."

For the after hours happenings I would encourage newcomers to check for info at the Youth Training Center (YTC) located behind a row of sailing dingies and the rope walk shed, off to the right of Lighthouse Point.

Again, I'll note what appears to be an "open" daytime event called a Chantyblast on Saturday, 2 pm, at the North End Stage.

The shipboard demonstrations aboard the Charles W. Morgan and the Conrad are perhaps the closest any of us will ever get to real shanty/chanty/chantey singing or sailor work.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 08:20 PM

I remember that, Charley Noble. Wasn't it Tom Lewis who got up in the big tent/mainstage and lead everyone in "Singing In The Rain'? Or was it that guy named "Harley"?


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Abby Sale
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 04:24 PM



Since that's the way things go, Mystic Seaport has excessively updated their site. Very pretty & slow.

There's a much better brief schedule at http://www.mystic.org/source/show_course.cfm?mcourse=13&mkind=visit

and a detailed Saturday, Sunday printable .pdf one at http://www.mystic.org/visit/seamusic_grid.pdf


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 02:22 PM

I still remember the great typhoon we had a couple of years ago. All the outdoor sites had to retreat into adjacent buildings. My wife, who was selling programs as a volunteer, was reduced to wrapping herself up in a borrowed trenchcoat and accosting the few cowering guests wherever they found shelter. Still, we had a great time singing together late at night.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Abby Sale
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 12:05 PM

Sadly, the daughter & husband can't go to Mystic so we can let go of their room reservation. Susan F. found a fine deal for a large double at Econo Lodge, Groton for 3 nights, two adults under age 60 (no duffer's discount) for $190. We'll stay in the Lodge, ourselves, though. Give me a call if you want it - I'll have to cancel Tuesday morning latest, otherwise.

"Weather Bug" gives the forecast as:

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows around 60 and highs in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers during the day... Then partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s and highs in the lower 70s.

SATURDAY Partly cloudy. Lows 55 to 60 and highs in the lower 70s.

This may not seem so exciting to you far-northerners but to us Floridians it looks to be a welcome relief.

Oi! I'm just looking at the schedule - it looks like everyone we want to hear is playing in different loci simultaneously.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Ferrara
Date: 31 May 02 - 02:47 PM

Hey, Vixen, glad to hear you'll be there. Looking forward to seeing you again. - Rita


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 31 May 02 - 11:00 AM

What'd you say, Barry? I didn't quite catch that.;~)

Less than a week now to tune up them vocal chords.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Barry Finn
Date: 30 May 02 - 08:14 PM

Hi Charlie, I'll be there to keep you awake. Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 May 02 - 08:44 PM

Who's coming from Maine and NH besides me? Bob Webb, the Paddy Westers, Jeff Warner...


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 29 May 02 - 03:05 AM

refresh


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Subject: Mystic air fare
From: Abby Sale
Date: 23 May 02 - 01:37 PM

Just to remind you that today seems to be the last day to get that Southwest Air 1/2 price deal to fly to Providence for the Mystic Fest. See yiz.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: GUEST,Vixen @ work
Date: 21 May 02 - 12:42 PM

Well, I'ven't been in close to twenty years, and Reynaud and I are definitely going to go as day-trippers (we live an hour away) We'll be wearing mudcat pins and tees, and looking for familiar faces and other mudcat pins and tees!

V


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Rich_and_Dee
Date: 21 May 02 - 12:41 PM

Hi,

While the various acts performing around the Seaport are, obviously, a highlight of the weekend, THE highlight every year is the all-night sing-along at a meeting house across the street from the Seaport.

Mysel' and the missus will be there days hanging out on the Mystic Whaler, which is where a lot of the performers bed down for the weekend. Last year we had the unique honor of tipping pints with Liam Clancey, who told us tales of Shane McGowan and then sang "Shenandoah" to our 3-year old. Absolutely flipping brilliant weekend.

By the by, Mystic is a tiny, crowded village. Campers would be tough to negotiate around the town.

The organizers mill about throughout the event and are musicians themselves, hopping on and off stages when the opportunity presents itself. I'm fairly certain they'll accept a cassette if anyone wants a shot at performing next year.

Best,

Rich Kelly


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: GUEST,Clearing up Some Questions
Date: 21 May 02 - 07:24 AM

1. There are events Thursday and Friday -- evening concerts, both nights, followed by pub sings. There are no daytime workshops on those days, but the festival officially starts Thu. night.

2. Overnighting in parking lots is officially prohibited due to Mystic Seaport's arrangement with neighbors & town government. There is a campground not too far from here -- it should be easy to find, call the Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

3. The web site is not very up-to-date; there is a new one in the works that has been just on the verge of rolling out for about 6 mmonths now. So the old one has been 'strategically abandoned'. Call the main number and request a brochure -- that's the best information source anyone can have. 860.572.0711.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: GUEST,Clearing up Some Questions
Date: 21 May 02 - 07:24 AM

1. There are events Thursday and Friday -- evening concerts, both nights, followed by pub sings. There are no daytime workshops on those days, but the festival officially starts Thu. night.

2. Overnighting in parking lots is officially prohibited due to Mystic Seaport's arrangement with neighbors & town government. There is a campground not too far from here -- it should be easy to find, call the Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

3. The web site is not very up-to-date; there is a new one in the works that has been just on the verge of rolling out for about 6 mmonths now. So the old one has been 'strategically abandoned'. Call the main number and request a bruchure -- that's the best information source anyone can have. 860.572.0711.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: GUEST, NOMADman
Date: 20 May 02 - 02:53 PM

For advance tickets and all other information, call the Seaport at 860-572-5315.

Regards,
John


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Ferrara
Date: 20 May 02 - 01:47 PM

Well as of now it's a green light. Looking forward to it tremendously.

I grumbled that my Mudcat T-shirt is a dark color, not very comfortable if the days are hot; so Dick says I can sew a Mudcat badge on my hat....

Rita


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: GUEST,aesop
Date: 20 May 02 - 01:16 PM

Anyone know how to get advance tickets? I usually get a flier in the mail, but not this year. The web site has it on their calendar, but that's all.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 May 02 - 12:55 PM

Uncle Jacque, you may want to PM folks about what they've done for nomadic housing at the Mystic Sea Music Festival. Officially, I doubt that sleeping overnight in motor home is permitted but I'm sure someone has done it successfully. You can count on me to pass a green bucket to raise bail if you do run into problems!

Of course, I have no intention of sleeping the entire weekend.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Abby Sale
Date: 19 May 02 - 01:21 PM

Uncle Jaque: I do know that Margaret MacArthur often uses one of them things. I'm pretty sure she had one there in '98. You could call Mystic & ask.

If anyone wants to know, the Daughter found out for us that the Southwest Air "Friends Fly Free" is available for reservations made through May 23, 2002. See http://southwest.com/.

This is legit (and covers _all_ their flights, anywhere.) 1/2 price plus all other discounts you might have (eg Over 60) apply as well. Further, they are very liberal about their definition of "friend." To my amazement, they even include your spouse, no matter _how_ you feel about them.

That would work best to Providence, a 53 minute drive according to Mapquest. (Ain't the web great?)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 12 May 02 - 10:59 PM

Does anyone know about campground availability?

We have a 27-foot Class "C" motor home which we would probably be bringing. Do they allow such rigs to park at the Museum during the festival, or do we have to park miles away and be bussed in? The last time we were there we had plenty of room to park the rig in the far lot, but that was not during a festival! We don't need hookups as we are completely self - contained for upwards of 3 days with just the 2 of us.

I doubt they would let us overnight in the lot even if we do get to park there, but having a campground within a reasonable distance would be nice.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Abby Sale
Date: 12 May 02 - 03:44 PM

Ah, you devious person. I dint think of that. I'll have to get it out & scour the paint & grease stains off.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 May 02 - 12:24 PM

Abby- That's what Mudcat T-shirts are for.Recognition.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Abby Sale
Date: 12 May 02 - 12:20 PM

Ferrara: Thing to do is stay in bed from now until then & you'll be fine by then. (You don't have to work, do you?) Thing is, it can be very hard work to propel a wheelchair there on the grass if it's rained at all. But not impossible.

I'd look into flying to Providence & renting a car there. It's actually closer than Hartford or New Haven & you can get Southwest Air's your-"friend"-flies-free deal what you can't get when flying to Groton and besides you can get a _much_ better deal on car rental.

Susan is the genius what knows about hotels and you should just believe whatever she says. --

Thing is, room & reservations are getting very short now.

But how to meet up with people who's faces are unknown? Well, I know Barry's face - who could forget that?

Oh boy!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 12 May 02 - 10:20 AM

Rita, I agree totally this is *such* a worthwhile event to go and see! My problem is that I have so little time between gigs that it would almost have to *be* a gig for me to justify the time expenditure.

I think I'm going to start planning for *next* year now so I don't get so overbooked I can't do it just to do it!

Now, if I could get most or all of the band to come with, *that* would be perfect! :D

Thanks for all the info, folks!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 May 02 - 10:04 AM

Abby, thanks for posting the WHOLE schedule. The Mystic Website does seem to need some updating; I'm not sure anyone is at the helm.

I always find plenty of time to snooze while I'm driving back to Maine. And, Barry, I'll try not to sing "Fire, Maringo" while you're snoozing at the YTC; I've got a number of lullabys that might be more conducive to your beauty sleep.;~)

Also on the schedule Saturday afternoon at the North End Stage, 2 PM, is something called a "Chantey Blast" for Performers, Guests and Volunteers; this appears to be an OPEN shanty swap for those who are interested in such a thing during the day. Of course you'll want to reserve some of your energy and voice for the late night, early morning informal sessions.

I am curious to hear what the Paddy Westers do. I believe this relatively new group is led by Richard Burbank, aka the Chantey Chef, from Rockport, Maine.

There's really much too much going on all week-end, hard choices to be made, but if you love this kind of music it's sure the place to be.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 May 02 - 10:04 AM

Abby, thanks for posting the WHOLE schedule. The Mystic Website does seem to need some updating; I'm not sure anyone is at the helm.

I always find plenty of time to snooze while I'm driving back to Maine. And, Barry, I'll try not to sing "Fire, Maringo" while you're snoozing at the YTC; I've got a number of lullabys that might be more conducive to your beauty sleep.;~)

Also on the schedule Saturday afternoon at the North End Stage, 2 PM, is something called a "Chanty Blast" for Performers, Guests and Volunteers; this appears to be an OPEN shanty swap for those who are interested in such a thing during the day. Of course you'll want to reserve some of your energy and voice for the late night, early morning informal sessions.

I am curious to hear what the Paddy Westers do. I believe this relatively new group is led by Richard Burbank, aka the Chantey Chef, from Rockport, Maine.

There's really much too much going on all week-end, hard choices to be made, but if you love this kind of music it's sure the place to be.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 May 02 - 01:12 AM

Ummm... Barry, & everybody... We don't actually know if we're going. We just know that we WANT to go. :-) Susan & Dick say we don't have to decide yet since the rooms are already reserved.

I figured if I called Don&Dolores and found out a bit about the program, it would give us more incentive to get our selves up there. They are regulars, and volunteers, and have done a lot to interest Bill and me in the festival.

We made the reservations in January but "life is what happens while you're busy making other plans" and let's just say we've been living in interesting times. So still don't know if we'll make it.

The most recent obstacle is that I fell HARD on my right knee two weeks ago. Still swollen and bruised and ice packs twice a day.... but not broken or chipped, just darned sore and I still have to stay off it a lot.

Our biggest concern is that I'll be having so much fun I'll seriously overtax my strength. It's a long drive and long days of music, with lots of walking and no place to go to take a nap.... :-) It may make more sense, if we want to take a music trip, to do something closer to home. in a location where I have the option of resting during the day.

Well there's a few weeks yet to sort it out.

Rita


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 11 May 02 - 10:58 PM

I'll there the whole weekend. Looking forward to seeing you there. I'll be in Boston on the Thursday before the weekend, probably hooking up with some fiddler friends for a session, then going to Mystic on Friday.

chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Abby Sale
Date: 11 May 02 - 08:01 PM

Posen sent me the following. I don't see any schedule on their website at all except for 1997, or something so I'll post the whole thing. Nothing for Thursday or Friday, though. We'll get there Thursday afternoon.

Saturday
Lighthouse Point  12:00-12:50 Concert - Finest Kind
Lighthouse Point  1:00-1:50  Concert-  Carl Thormton
Lighthouse Point  2:00-2:50  Concert- Ancient Mariners
Lighthouse Point 3:00-3:50 Concert- Darren Wallace
Lighthouse Point 4:00-4:50 Concert- Danny and Joyce McLeod

Shipboard

Joseph Conrad  12:00   Chanteys at Work

David Littlefield
Warp Four
Michelle Moon

Charles W. Morgan  1:00   Chanteys at Work

Rick Spencer
Richard Burbank
Chris Koldewey

L. A. Dunton    2:30   Windlass Demonstration

Rachel Thomas
Chris Koldewey

Charles W. Morgan  4:30   Chanteys at Work
Don Sineti
Carl Thornton
Ancient Mariners

Village Green 12:00  Music of the Gulf Coast & West Indies

Barrouallie Whalers
Darren Wallace
Craig Edwards
Bob Walser

Village Green 1:00  Geordie Songs

Danny & Joyce McLeod
Louis Killen

Village Green 2:00  Whaling Songs

Barrouallie Whalers
Don Sineti
David Littlefield

Village Green 3:00  Work Song Traditions

Louis Killen
Bonnie Dixon
Warp Four

Village Green 4:00  Dance and Dance Music

Martin Carthy
Ann Downey
Craig Edwards
James Stephens
Darren Wallace
Bob Walser
Jeff Warner

Greenmanville Church 1:00 Rivers, Lakes, and Canals

Jeff Warner
Ann Downey
James Stephens
Mustard's Retreat

Greenmanville Church 2:00 Women and the Sea

Danny and Joyce Mcleod
Bonnie Dixon
Ellen Cohn

Greenmanville Church 3:00 Fo'c's'le Music

Bob Webb
Don Sineti
Bob Walser

Greenmanville Church 4:00 Songs of Immigration

Bonnie Dixon
Ian Robb
Warp Four
 

Fishtown Chapel 12:00-12:50 Concert- Jeff Warner and Bruce McIntyre
Fishtown Chapel 1:00-1:50 Concert-
 Bob Webb
Fishtown Chapel 2:00-2:50 Concert- Craig Edwards
Fishtown Chapel 3:00-3:50 Concert- Debra Cowan
Fishtown Chapel 4:00-4:50 Concert- David Littlefield

North End Stage 12:00 Introduction to Sea Songs
Ancient Mariners
Paddy Westers
Rachel Thomas

North End Stage 1:00 Ballads
Martin Carthy
Ellen Cohn
Shelley Posen

North End Stage 2:00 Chanteyblast!

Performers, Guests and Volunteers

North End Stage 3:00 Paddy Westers Concert
 
 

North End Stage 4:00 Contemporary Sea Songs
Debra Cowan
Rick Spencer
&  Donna Glover
Michelle Moon

Children's Stage 12:00-12:45- Carl Thornton
Children's Stage 1:00-1:45- Debra Cowan
Children's Stage 2:00-2:45- Mustard's Retreat
Children's Stage 3:00-3:45- Carl Thornton
Children's Parade 3:45- Carl Thornton

Sunday

Lighthouse Point 11:00-11:50 Concert- Rick Spencer & Donna Glover
Lighthouse Point  12:00-12:50 Concert- Warp Four
Lighthouse Point  1:00-1:50  Concert- Ellen Cohn
Lighthouse Point  2:00-2:50  Concert- Mustard's Retreat

Shipboard
L. A. Dunton    11:30   Windlass Demonstration
Bonnie Dixon
Craig Edwards

Charles W. Morgan  1:00   Chanteys at Work
Geoff Kaufman
Chris Koldewey
Rachel Thomas
Baggyrinkle
 

Village Green 11:00  North by Northwest- Regional Songs

Jeff Warner
Bruce McIntyre
Geoff Kaufman

Village Green 12:00  Songs of Fishermen

Shelley Posen
Ian Robb
Darren Wallace
Ellen Cohn

Village Green 1:00  Work Song Traditions

Barrouallie Whalers
Bob Walser
Craig Edwards

Village Green 2:00  Ballads

Martin Carthy
David Littlefield
Deb Cowan

Greenmanville Church 11:00 For Laughs: Humorous Songs

Carl Thornton
Pat Sheridan
Mustard's Retreat

Greenmanville Church 12:00 Women and the Sea

Ann Downey
Debra Cowan
Rick Spencer &
Donna Glover

Greenmanville Church 1:00 Songs of Cicely Fox Smith

Danny McLeod
Joyce McLeod
Charlie Ipcar

Greenmanville Church 2:00 Parlor Songs

Ann Downey
Louis Killen
Shelley Posen

Fishtown Chapel 11:00-11:50 Concert- Louis Killen
Fishtown Chapel 12:00-12:50 Con
cert- Geoff kaufman
Fishtown Chapel 1:00-1:50 Concert- Don Sineti
Fishtown Chapel 2:00-2:50 Concert- Bonnie Dixon

North End Stage 11:00 Contemporary Sea Songs

David Littlefield
Ancient Mariners
Chris Koldewey

North End Stage 12:00 Guitar Workshop- Martin Carthy

North End Stage 1:00 Instruments that Went to Sea

Bob Webb
James Stephens
Ian Robb
PaddyWesters

North End Stage 2:00 Songs of North Carolina's Outer Banks

Jeff Warner
Bruce McIntyre

Children's Stage 11:00-11:45- Bob Walser
Children's Stage 12:00-12:45- Carl Thornton
Children's Stage 1:00-1:45- Mustard's Retreat
Children's Stage 2:00-2:45- Carl Thornton
Children's Parade 2:45
 


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Barry Finn
Date: 11 May 02 - 06:37 PM

Hi Abby, been some time, it'll be great to see you again, I'm sure you'll be seeing & hearing from quite a few. Nice to see you made the northern trip again.

Hi Charley, I hope you'll be doing some all night singing, you won't get away dozing off early this year. You'll love doing a bit with Danny & Joyce, a bundle of high wire energy well mixed with a great sound.

Hi Andrew, I'm gonna be keeping a weather eye (& ear)out for your bunch, did some e-mailing with Terri some while back about Mystic & other local spots.

Ferrara, I'm bubbling over that you & Bill will finally be making it. I'm glad Dick & Susan had a hand in helping to give you an extra little shove, ya, I know, you didn't need much more than a tickle. See ya all there. Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Ferrara
Date: 11 May 02 - 06:15 PM

Here are a few of the workshops:

There are half hour mini-concerts on two stages, mostly by the groups I mentioned in my last post, plus people who work at the seaport.

One stage is for children's stuff.

There's one set of demos of shipboard stuff: how a halyard shanty was actually used, a windlass demo, a whaleboat demo, capstan changies....

Three tracks of general workshops. Examples: Music of West Indies; Rivers, Lakes & Canals; Women and the Sea; Songs of Immigration; Humorous songs; Songs of Fishermen; Ballads; Intro to Sea Songs. Guitar workshop by Martin Carthy; Instruments that went to Sea; Dance & dance music; whaling songs; more.

The workshops are generally done by a panel of singers. There's usually no audience participation because the majority of the audiences are tourists. Singing along on the choruses is the norm.

Well that's a quick picture of the weekend. Hope it helps.

Rita


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Ferrara
Date: 11 May 02 - 06:06 PM

Celtic,

As far as I know, they can pick and choose at will.... It's a GREAT festival, so I hear. I heard that they like to rotate groups, seems to me for example I heard that the Johnson Girls were on the program last year but not this year.... or was it the other way around *BG*

Oh my. Bill and I have been discussing it for the last 2 days, we already have motel reservations but it's a long hard trip from DC. I want to go!!! Dick and Susan will be there, they got us the reservations. (Months ago....)

One thing you can count on, is that there will be some extraordinarily fine singers and singing. The format is: workshops during the day, concerts during the evening, and late-night singing here and there throughout the town at night. Me, I want to be there for the late-night singing.

Here are a few of the singers/Groups I've heard mentioned in connection with this festival over the years: (Please forgive any misspelled names -- also forgive mistakes!)

John Roberts & Tony Barrand Lou Killen Bob Wolser The Next Tradition (Ken Schatz and Alison Kelley) Johnson Girls Barry Finn Tom Lewis Boarding Party David Jones Johnny Collins Jeff Warner

Here are this year's line-up (courtesy of D & D Nichols):

Martin Carthy Finest Kind (ian Robb etc) Barrouallie Whalers (Caribbean-St Vincent) Debra Cowan Ellen Cohn Lou Killen Danny & Joyce McLeod (England) Mustard's Retreat (Ann Arbor, MI) - Don says they retreated because they're yellow.... Mystic Seaport Chanteymen (Geoff Kaufman, et al) Paddy Westers (Maine) Darren Wallace & Friends (Louisiana) Bob Wolser Jeff Warner Warp Four (Cork, Ireland) Bob Webb

It is GOOD STUFF.

The late night singing would be worth the trip!

D&D are going to give me the workshop schedule, I'll submit this post and start over.... (they're on the phone with me as I type this...)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 11 May 02 - 11:00 AM

Thanks for the info, all!!

Anyone have a point of contact they might be able to slide my way??

Oh, and by the way...you guys is da best! :D


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 May 02 - 10:55 AM

Ill be there as a sound volunteer, C. Fox Smith workshop participant with Danny and Joyce McLeod, and sing-all-nighter.;~)

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Marc
Date: 11 May 02 - 09:45 AM

My oppinion doesn't carry much weight there. But I'd Hire ya.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Dead Horse
Date: 11 May 02 - 09:00 AM

I sing "What shall we do with a drunken sailor" while performing a striptease on one leg. Any good?
P.S. I am also very cheap (as I heard someone say, once)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Marc
Date: 11 May 02 - 08:46 AM

It's not hard to get a gig at the seaport . They just have to think you're good. They get hundreds of requests and have limited space. So your best chance is if you have something dynamic and unique.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Crane Driver
Date: 11 May 02 - 04:35 AM

Celtic - we (Baggyrinkle, shanty group from Swansea, UK) are a peripheral act at Mystic this year, but I'm not sure how - I THINK we just got drunk with the organisers when they were in the UK last year, but there may have been more to it than that! Come and say hello - we're the ones in green and black.

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 11 May 02 - 03:58 AM

Following divorce and financial ruin I have been putting off going -but I am planning a grand American tour next year or the year after so this is definitely going on my list!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 10 May 02 - 11:27 PM

Anyone know how hard it is to get into Mystic as an act? We've heard all sorts of rumours, but I'd like to hear what the real deal is from anyone in the know.

It has got to be *the* primo nautical music festival on the east coast of North America (unless there are some north of the border I have yet to hear about).

Thanks in advance! :D


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Subject: RE: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Abby Sale
Date: 10 May 02 - 10:44 PM

Nah! That Calender page is a form. Gotta use Calendar and click June.


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Subject: Mystic Sea Song Fest 2002
From: Abby Sale
Date: 10 May 02 - 10:32 PM

The Fest is comming up June 6-9 and we get to go again. Front page

Summary listings are about half-way down Calendar (Couple of fair-to-middling singers)

Couldn't be more excited to see & hear old friends & see & hear new ones.
Best fest ever!

Time to oil & grease the tape recorder & get the batteries out of the fridge.

Anyone going? (I see Timbrel is) Be happy to meet up & share a song & a beer. Or two. Or three


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