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Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007

GUEST 31 Jan 08 - 10:42 PM
GUEST,GregB 25 Jan 08 - 03:56 PM
GUEST,Guest:SJW 24 Jan 08 - 09:07 PM
Charley Noble 23 Jan 08 - 10:37 PM
GUEST,PJF one heavenly twin 23 Jan 08 - 06:31 PM
Celtaddict 23 Jan 08 - 05:30 PM
Charley Noble 23 Jan 08 - 03:26 PM
GUEST,The Heavenly Twins 23 Jan 08 - 02:09 PM
GUEST,BarnacleBabe 13 Jan 08 - 10:19 PM
sciencegeek 12 Jan 08 - 04:02 PM
Charley Noble 08 Jan 08 - 11:59 AM
GUEST,jcampbellwampum 08 Jan 08 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,PJF/SJW 31 Dec 07 - 05:01 PM
Kihei 28 Dec 07 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,Barry, at wife's job 21 Dec 07 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,Guest SJW 20 Dec 07 - 08:51 PM
Greg B 20 Dec 07 - 11:35 AM
Celtaddict 19 Dec 07 - 04:52 PM
Barry Finn 19 Dec 07 - 02:16 PM
GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns 19 Dec 07 - 01:51 PM
Greg B 19 Dec 07 - 11:50 AM
GUEST,PJF One of the Heavenly Twins 19 Dec 07 - 09:35 AM
katlaughing 18 Dec 07 - 11:16 PM
Charley Noble 18 Dec 07 - 08:06 PM
GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns 18 Dec 07 - 04:09 PM
Greg B 18 Dec 07 - 02:37 PM
GUEST,The Other Heavenly Twin 17 Dec 07 - 07:10 PM
Barry Finn 15 Dec 07 - 10:57 AM
Anglo 15 Dec 07 - 03:19 AM
Chanteyranger 15 Dec 07 - 02:43 AM
JWB 14 Dec 07 - 07:54 PM
GUEST 10 Oct 07 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,Guest PJF 09 Oct 07 - 12:55 PM
GUEST 31 Aug 07 - 12:11 PM
Charley Noble 30 Aug 07 - 01:10 PM
Greg B 30 Aug 07 - 12:57 PM
GUEST,Guest PJF 29 Aug 07 - 07:18 PM
Greg B 29 Aug 07 - 03:06 PM
curmudgeon 29 Aug 07 - 02:57 PM
GUEST,Guest PJF 29 Aug 07 - 02:11 PM
GUEST,Paul Schurr 26 Aug 07 - 11:58 AM
Greg B 20 Jun 07 - 01:01 PM
GUEST,Guests SJW and PJF 20 Jun 07 - 11:36 AM
Marc Bernier 20 Jun 07 - 08:31 AM
Charley Noble 19 Jun 07 - 07:58 PM
GUEST,Guest SJW 19 Jun 07 - 07:46 PM
Charley Noble 19 Jun 07 - 06:04 PM
MMario 19 Jun 07 - 02:17 PM
GUEST,Guest pjf 19 Jun 07 - 02:15 PM
Celtaddict 19 Jun 07 - 08:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 08 - 10:42 PM


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,GregB
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 03:56 PM

>I'm the last high school teacher I know to still teach the novel.

...and alone are you left alive to tell of it.

>Huck Finn...no shanties in that one though

Yeah but a bit of river... maybe play 'em some John Hartford.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guest:SJW
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 09:07 PM

I just finished teaching Moby Dick again to my high school juniors. I'm the last high school teacher I know to still teach the novel.When I tell them I have read it in full 8 times, they tell me I should get a life. Then I tell them about the real passion of my life, the Sea Music Festival. When I show the film (Patrick Stewart version)they begin to moan when I sing the shanties...Donkey Riding, Cape Cod Girls, and Go Down You Blood Red Roses. I have a dreadful voice, but like many shanty "men", I make up for it with my enthusiasm. When the Pequod finally sinks again, as it always does,I start counting the days to the festival and start teaching Huck Finn...no shanties in that one though. See you all in five months Heavenly Twin, the English teacher


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 10:37 PM

PJF-

Thanks for the clarification. I can now go to Goggle Earth and easedrop on the next session.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,PJF one heavenly twin
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 06:31 PM

sorry! to elaborate, Manchester is in Connecticut. Im sorry I am not very global Im afraid. I forgot this thread goes all over. I suppose there are many Manchesters in many places. Secondly, the woolie collection is an incredible array of pieces done by sailors, that were literally embroidery work done in wool yarn by sailors I suppose a "Victorian scrimshaw".They are beautiful pieces of handiwork that I think would help sailors pass the time . I hope I have my facts fairly accurate as I heard them from Don. Many of the pieces seemed to have British motifs. If anyone is an expert please help me out with the history.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Celtaddict
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 05:30 PM

Woolies collection???


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 03:26 PM

Danny and Joyce McLeod have announced that they will be featured at Mystic.

"He does a fun Sunday evening of music at the Main Street Pub in Manchester and we have met many sea music friends there on Sundays from 6:oo- 8:30."

I wonder what state this "Manchester" might be in?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,The Heavenly Twins
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 02:09 PM

last Saturday my sister and I spent our annual holiday visit with our best friend Don Sineti. Sitting there in his den surrounded by Stan Hughill paintings, his woolies collection and Inuit art,one knows she is in the presence of a very special person. We shared 20 years of festival memories and had many a good laugh. His enthusiasm is infectious and makes you want the festival to come even sooner.He does a fun Sunday evening of music at the Main Street Pub in Manchester and we have met many sea music friends there on Sundays from 6:oo- 8:30. Good food, good beer and good music!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,BarnacleBabe
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 10:19 PM

Hey, Jon

I LOVE your new songs. Great fun stuff. Can't wait to hear the new CD.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: sciencegeek
Date: 12 Jan 08 - 04:02 PM

Happy New Years, fellow sea music lovers, belated though it may be

we're having a virtual winter heat wave here in western NY... which means spring is going to be cold, wet and miserable... lol

guess we'll need to start a 2008 thread once the booking is firmed up..


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 11:59 AM

Jon-

I'm always interested in your recordings. Maybe we can arrange a swap at 10 paces, yours for Old Sailor-Poets?

Bookings at Mystic are in process, according to my e-mail. Johnson Girls have announced that they are on the schedule and so has Bob Zentz.

Any other early confirmations?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,jcampbellwampum
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 11:51 AM

I was at Robbie O'Connell's a couple of nights ago and it sounds like he'll be participating again this year. Nice to get booked this far in advance. I'll be in Oregon again in Feb and plan to have some of the fisherpoets try to get the attention of the powers that be. Dave Densmore would love to come from Alaska, after all, I'm willing to go to Kodiak in March to do a show with all them. I'm 2/3 done with another CD, it'll include a lot of songs I've picked up on the west coast. Left a cd by Mary Garvey in Maine for GBok and Cindy Kallet, she's got a whole lot of very quirky songs all about where she comes from, Moe Bowstern got her into KBOO in Portland and they just recorded the acappella radio show she did
    more later    jon campbell


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,PJF/SJW
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 05:01 PM

Happy New Year to all our festival friends and tomorrow we can officially start thinking about festival 2008. Good health and peace to all the Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Kihei
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 06:24 PM

My memories of MSMF are many. I started going in 1987. I have seen it grow and change over the years some for worse some for better.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Barry, at wife's job
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 04:10 PM

Hi Greg
The woman that you were wondering about singing "Down To the River to Pray", I believe was Jean, a 20 something farmer from the Portsmouth, NH area. A lovely person & a powerful singer, who because of her work we can't get enough of.

Thanks for reviving this thread mid winter Twins, it's making this time of year a lot warmer.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guest SJW
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 08:51 PM

Happy holidays to friends here and all over the world..may the deepest of peace and contentment that we find at the festival each year fill your days until we all meet again in June..Much Love...The Heavenly Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Greg B
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 11:35 AM

Now my mouth is watering for Kitchen Little's 'Portuguese Fisherman.'

I was about to run Martin Carthy up to the airport when we popped
in there for a bite to eat and ended up sharing a table outside
on a beautiful June morning with Lou Killen and his lady. They
started in to reminiscing. Made for interesting lunch conversation.

Many's the hang-over that got ameliorated in that place.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Celtaddict
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 04:52 PM

Nice to see you back online, Mike.
A Mainbrace tale:
Mainbrace is Mike O'Leary-Johns and Tony Fraser, who have come over from Wales a couple of times (and I hope will be back again one day!)
I decline to say which was which, but I was driving the two of them from my house down to the Seaport from I-95 once, and as we approached, we could see the sails of the Morgan in the sun.
Mainbracer 1: "Ah, that brings back some great memories."
Mainbracer 2: "Ah, yes, Kitchen Little. . ."


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Barry Finn
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 02:16 PM

I remember meeting Mike & Tony late one evening at one rainy Mystic. The 3 of us looking to make more music after the damp weather had driven all the others to bed, or other places.

This is warming my cold cackles

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 01:51 PM

Seeing the "Note" from..." One of the Heavenly".......Reminds of my first visit to Mystic..
On the Thursday evening we were going up to sing, when I passed this young lady in the ailse as the previous group were coming off the stage.Several paces later I passed the same young lady.Which worried me,as I had not touched the Grog at that stage.In fact I came close to taking the Pledge; there and then.The next day we met the Twins.So finding; that I need not take that drastic step.I had not suffered a "DT's" experience.Mind you it was much better than seeing Pink Elephants............... Mike.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Greg B
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 11:50 AM

Charley, the fellow who took the plunge in the parking lot pond
wasn't the first person to become 'immersed' in the festivalities. In
fact, an individual who once took a late-night long walk off a short
dock posterior the YTB can feel free to identify his or herself
now--- or not.

Ah, yes, Mystic rain stories. It seems most years have been quite
lucky--- the rain most often happens before the Festival, or
after. Or worst case, at night when only the die-hards suffer.

As many of you know, I have in past years spent a few days
before the Festival in the Seaport to help with organization.
So I've gotten to enjoy many of those 'almost got the festival'
rain days.

It came home to me rather vividly that among other things
authentically 19th century about the Mystic Seaport village
is what happens when it rains. The streets and sidewalks
grow puddles and mud-holes just like in the old days. And just
like in the old days, your primary means of transport are your
own two feet.

The first time I went there in the rain, I tried to use California
style shore-going rain gear. Which soaked through on the first trip
between the old education building and the Cliff Block.

So, next time 'round I brought my trusty seagoing foul-weather
jacket. I skipped on the pants and bib because I thought it would
look pretentious.

During the ensuing downpour I learned what an elegant water-line on
the front of your blue jeans you end up with for the rest of the
day, just about an inch below where the coat sheds the water
each time your thigh rises to take a step.

The next rainy year, I was better equipped, so I thought. I
swallowed my pride over appearances, and when the downpour came
I had both foulie top and bottom. I have good ones, ones that you
can 'live' in for days at a time without growing tomatoes down
your trouser-legs.

And I had my US Marine Corps issue WW2 vintage hobnail boots, judiciously treated with SnoSeal to keep my feet and socks dry. I thought that bringing my trusty sea boots would look too pretentious.

Well, those gen-u-ine government issue (judiciously treated with
SnoSeal) hobnail boots probably worked for the first mile or so I
walked each day. After that I meditated on how 'trench foot' came
about.

I swore to myself--- no more half-measures where rain is concerned
at MSM.

Since that time, I have NEVER gone to Mystic Seaport, and especially
to the Festival, without the same foul-weather duffel that I take
to go big-boat sailing. With good socks, my Topsider mid-rise boots
are like walking deck shoes anyway, only my feet stay dry. And I don't
hesitate to 'suit up.' The only problem I've had since that decision
was getting the foulies to dry in 'sloop' cabins on the Mystic
Whaler, when staying aboard that dear vessel, if it was too wet
to leave the port hole open.

I also carry in my instrument cases a 'backpacker' style poncho,
one with room enough to cover me and an accordion in each hand,
so that I can become a 'walking tent' if I have to take an instrument
or two from here to there in a downpour.

Anybody remember the shanty session one night at Trader Jacks
when the sky opened up just about time to leave? I caught a ride
back to the Seaport with Bonnie Milner; not only did I have my
foulies, but I brought a giant golf-umbrella that kept the both
of us from drowning!

Then there was the night (maybe that same Festival) where some
rum-soaked denizen of the Mystic Whaler noisily went on deck
every 30 minutes or so between one and three in the morning to
(noisily) hurl up the dregs of his drinks. I have to say that
when he awoke me for maybe the fourth or fifth (and I emphasize
'fifth') time stomping about on my head and shouting for his long
lost friend 'Huey' I had me a good chuckle as the skies opened
up for another deluge and gave him his comeuppance as things
came up. Put him in the scuppers with God's own hose-pipe on
him, it did.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,PJF One of the Heavenly Twins
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 09:35 AM

Check my posting of October 9, 07 I tried to start a thread of
Mystic Memories an only one response came. I was a little disappointed but I figured it is the off season and people are just too busy. Imagine my delight when a response came last week from JWB and now others to follow! Please add if you can a fond memory of a performance or festival and they will help us get through the long cold winter to those glorious three days in the second weekend in June. Love PJF


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 11:16 PM

Once more I say I wish I'd known about all of you when I was lucky enough to live there for several years. Ah, well at least I have an LP and tape of Fair Stood the Wind.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 08:06 PM

Greg-

I've wondered about the contents of that "pond," having passed by it on occasion in various phases of inebriation. The contents might, indeed, surpass the famed La Brera Tar Pits.

Mike-

And I have graphic memories of the year the monsoon struck the Festival. There was many a rendition of the old shanty "A Long Time Ago" (a reference to Noah's old ark for non-shellbacks).

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 04:09 PM

Nice to read the comments about "Mystic Moments"!
A Great Location ; Great Festivals.
I made a visit to Mystic outside the the Festival, taking my daughter there for the first time.
It was raining so heavily you could not lift your head or see very far in front of you.My daughter must have thought I had taken leave of my senses.Because I could hear myself saying over and over again................ ISN'T IT WONDERFUL..................
Ad Nauseum.........................Mike.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Greg B
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 02:37 PM

At one of the 2006 pub sings someone, and I still don't know where
the female voice was coming from, started 'Down to the River To Pray' in
the manner that it made its appearance in the film "O Brother Where
Art Thou?'

The result was amazing, and sounded for all the world as it did in
the flick--- just as haunting as the harmonies fell in place and
built in layers.

To complete the authenticity, someone in his cups must have been
quite moved, as he managed to 'baptize' himself in the pond
across from the Visitor Reception Center when the session broke
up. Speculation, however, is that he was moved more by 'spirits'
than by 'The Spirit.' That, and gravity.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,The Other Heavenly Twin
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 07:10 PM

A crazy memory from a festival of long ago...I remember a night when Stewart Frank had obviously imbibed a great deal of whatever and sang a very tipsy version of "South Australia"...so my vision of the esoteric author and museum curator was washed away...he was so funny!!! I loved it! Another...the most beautiful rendition of the Gray Funnel Line by Jeff K. at a pub sing...sis and I with our arms around many friends and the most amazing harmony we ever made! I just can't wait! SJW


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 10:57 AM

I remember a year Stan was there (can't remember what year though, & he may have been there a few times), he was like a shot in the arm. I didn't know him at all, just about him. Wish I had appricated him more while he was living than afterwards, though I was still a youngster, much younger than anglo.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Anglo
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 03:19 AM

I sure wish I could remember my life better. I was singing _somewhere_ right after Stan died, and hadn't learned Mary Ellen Carter yet - I needed to do something, he was a friend and an influence, and I think the only song I knew well enough to perform was Barrett's Privateers, a fine song but not a good memorial.

IIRC I was performing at Mystic the following year - staying aboard the Conrad. I remember that Lorraine Lee was also performing that year - and at one of the workshops I finally _did_ sing Mary Ellen Carter, with a fairly straightforward frailed banjo accompaniment, in an attempt to pay tribute.

JR


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 02:43 AM

I never get tired of that song. It's a "regular" at the SF chantey sings. One of our newer rangers, who comes from a rock band background, has been learning sea songs, and just loves that one.

What a GREAT story to share, JWB. Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: JWB
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 07:54 PM

Dear Heavenly Twins,

The "Mary Ellen Carter" is a sustaining song, isn't it? I read years ago that a sailor whose tanker sank from under him off the New Jersey coast floated with a life ring for 3 days before being rescued. He told a reporter that he sang the song over and over to himself, and it helped him to keep holding on. To have written a song that saved someone's life!

Today I'm picturing the Morgan with 6 inches of snow on her yards and deck...   Six months to go!

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 07 - 11:24 AM

How right you are. The memories of the festival helps to keep me going throughout the year. Can't wait for 2008.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guest PJF
Date: 09 Oct 07 - 12:55 PM

I would love to see the thread continue through the winter so would anyone like to share a special memory that they have from any festival or performance they have heard. Our special one is the Friday night that Liam Clancy and friends sang "The Mary Ellen Carter" which was a song we had never heard before and it was the summer that we took the one weekend off from caring for our dad who was in the final months of his life. The song and even now the memory carries us through difficult times. I can picture the night and feel the breeze from the river and the support we got from our festival famlily that weekend and beyond. There are many others but that one was the best. The Heavenly Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 07 - 12:11 PM

Playing Monday Sept 3 at the Griswold Inn in Essex, Ct will be David Littlefield, Rick Spencer and Tim Marth. Rick and Tim will play the following week. Cliff is away for a few weeks


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 01:10 PM

GregB-

You really should alert us the next time you're planning a trip to Maine.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Greg B
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 12:57 PM

Let us know when the twins will be coming out for Cliff's
rendition of 'Wild Rover' at the Griz...


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guest PJF
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:18 PM

Sorry, the local area is Conn. but we do get up to Maine and NH a couple of times during the year. Thanks The Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Greg B
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 03:06 PM

Don't forget the music at the Griswold in (The Griz) in Essex.

Cliff Haslam holds forth there on Monday nights. There have been
various Tuesday acts with a nautical flair; I don't know what's
current.

We stayed there the Thursday before last on the way up to Maine,
and caught the jazz quartet, which was quite good by the way.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: curmudgeon
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 02:57 PM

Ahoy, PJF! You don't say where "local" is. If you're at all close to NH, we have a monthly shanty/forebitter session on the third saturday at the Press Room in Portsmouth NH from 3:30 to 7:30. Watch Mudcat for announcements.

And if you'll be in the area at the end of September, plan to attend   the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival.

As you will notice from the website, most of our performers have also performed at Mystic.

Hope to see you there - Tom Hall


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guest PJF
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 02:11 PM

My sister and I get to the festival every year but we dont get to hear much of the music during the in between months . Where is there fairly local sea music that can be visited in one evening ? How about a good web site for concert announcements? Thanks The Heavenly Twins Have a good fall and winter June will be here before you know it.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Paul Schurr
Date: 26 Aug 07 - 11:58 AM

Mystic 2007 was wonderful. Great performances! Lots of enthusiasm at the sings each night. Thank you Jon Barlett for the incredible energy you brought to the entire event, but especially the late night singing. Could it get any better than Greg Clark's "Nelson's Blood" parody or John Roberts' "Chicken on a Raft"? Tom Lewis' "Marching Inland" was a hoot. There were numerous other great contributions - too numerous to mention. I can hardly wait until Mystic 2008! To pass the time, I'll be at the Hull (UK) shanty festival in two weeks. If you will be there, let me know... (So that the web spiders don't get my email address, please go to paulschurr.com to get my contact info.)


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Greg B
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 01:01 PM

Relentless, aren't they? That's why Stan was so fond of them.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guests SJW and PJF
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 11:36 AM

Marc...You are on the top of our priority list for the 2008 festival...Yes, two beers...with us everything comes in two s... can't wait The Heavenly Twins


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 08:31 AM

My appologies ladies. I never did find time for that beer with you, did I? I owe you one,or two I suppose.

Marc Bernier


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 07:58 PM

;~)

Thanks! Now I have an image in my mind of you two delightful women.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guest SJW
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 07:46 PM

It's no secret...Guest SJW and Guest PJF are also known to some as "the heavenly twins" so named by Stan Hugil in 1991 as Bonnie so graciously explained during Stan's memorial. Love to all


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 06:04 PM

Much better!

I was sure that I wasn't the only one to notice the ray of sunshine sneaking in to illuminate Stan Hugill's photograph at the closing concert on Sunday.

Now I'm trying to puzzle out who SJW might be.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: MMario
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 02:17 PM

While I haven't managed to get to Mystic the last couple years, I can *almost* feel as if I were there. I'm glad people are willing to come herte and share their experiences.


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: GUEST,Guest pjf
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 02:15 PM

Dear SJW and Celtaddict What great writers you are. English teachers? My additional comment is that with memories like those stated in the last two postings, the festival must be doing something right. Oh and I heartily agree I would choose Alisons voice too or maybe Don Sineti. Now wouldnt that be interesting!


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Subject: RE: Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival 2007
From: Celtaddict
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 08:55 AM

That is so good to hear, Guest SJW.
I too enjoyed it thoroughly.
A few favorite moments from many:
The Sundsy morning hymn sing in the Greenmanville Church.
Tom Lewis' booming voice making the Oyster Shed and everyone in her vibrate in time.
The same Tom Lewis dressed as he virtually always is professionally, with the natty addition of a garbage bag; clear, naturally.
The Northern Neck Chanteyman on the far left whose whole heart was in every word he sang, and whose toothy grin flashed like a lighthouse between lines; I never got his name but was at his end of the stage and for several sets and we traded grins repeatedly onstage and off.
Marc Bernier opening with the hilarious 'Chanteymen Are Boring' and the entire weekend proving him wrong repeatedly.
Pint & Dale's marvelous energy, not to mention the mental image of Felicia in black leather pants, purple tie-dye, chandelier earrings, a crewcut, and a hurdy-gurdy.
Bob Walser, who can hold his own anywhere, never needing a spotlight and asking a great array of folks to sing with him, and obviously enjoying every word of singing with them.
The moment at the end of the Stan Hugill tribute when everyone sang together and a shaft of sunlight (after a rainy day) cut into the tent and illuminated the pictures of Stan.
Moe Bowstern looking like a little girl and swaggering like a man, tapping bitterly rugged experience with delicacy and grace.
Jon Campbell looking on during Geno & Moe's presentations, with his wry grin more crooked with joy with them.
Bob Walser being able to show us exactly and scientifically what all of us chanteygroupies knew in our hearts about what changes and what must stay the same.
Tim Reilly and Ken Wolin's battle of the bones late one night.
The give-and-take of Lou Killen and Jeff Warner over ballads.
Finally getting names to go with a few of the familiar Festival Faces I have seen for years.
'A Visit from Whitebeard' Tom Lewis again in a pirate mask.
All the musicians who come to SMF whether they are on the bill or not: Thank you, John Roberts, Joy Bennett, Allison Kelley (and after many years of careful thought, I know if I could pick any voice and take it for my own, it would be Allison's), Jon Campbell, Walter Askew, Deirdre Murtha, and you others; you know who you are!


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