Sea Shanties & Whaling Songs
Stories Behind the Most Famous Songs from the Seven Seas
Ahoy, ye mateys! Cary Ginell takes you on a journey to the seven seas in a fascinating history of the work songs and ballads sung by seafarers around the world. During this intriguing presentation, you will learn the differences between long-haul, capstan, and fo'csle shanties, as performed by artists including Burl Ives, the Weavers, and Pete Seeger, among others. Songs about whaling have always been popular. Life aboard a whaling ship and the dramatic hunts for whales have been the subjects for songs for centuries. A PowerPoint presentation and vintage recordings will be included, from Cary's vast collection of original 78s, 45s, and 33s.