Second Sunday of the Month | 12-4pm | In-Person | Wavertree | Free
The Seaport Museum welcomes chantey singer and educator Chris Koldewey, who will lead mini performance/workshops as part of general admission on board Wavertree on the second Sunday of every month. Workshops will repeat at 12pm, 1pm and 3pm, showing how chanteys were used to help with the work on halyards, capstan, pumps, and more.
No registration needed. Stop in for a single session or spend the afternoon learning with us.
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About the Expert
Born into a family with a rich maritime history, Chris Koldewey’s lullabies as a child were songs of the sea. He was raised by the water on the north shore of Long Island, and was exposed to a wonderful enclave of traditional folk music presented there. The Maritime traditions came to fruition when, 22 years ago, he began work at Mystic Seaport with the Chantey Department. Returning the traditional songs to a facsimile of their jobs, and the wealth of knowledge of the folks working at the museum, as well as the wonderful resources available, proved to be a huge step in his development as a performer. He has never been able to divorce the Chanteys from an image of their specific jobs since. Further contributions, and fulfillment of lifelong ambitions, were realized when he was able to sail the two Barks, Picton Castle and Charles W. Morgan, and was honored to Chantey, at sea, on both.
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music: A Monthly Sea Song Sing Along
From our living rooms and kitchens, and even from the deck of Wavertree, join us for our round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends.