Chanty Sings

L. J. Quinn's Lighthouse in Alameda has weekly sing alongs on Thursday night.
South Street Seaport has a monthly three hour session on a Saturday night.
The San Francisco Maritime Park Calendar of Events.
Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival.
The Bitter End (UK) lists international festivals.
The Ancient Mariners in CT - schedule.

Vocal Resources

Mystic Seaport's web site is looking for votes! Tell them to pick Sea Chanteys!
A Cappella Web Directory has links to practically every a-cappella group with a web page.
The Contemporary A Cappella Society of America has a searchable database of groups, gigs, etc.
SPEBSQSA, the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America.
Cyberchoir, the first Online Choir. Register yourself!
Student/Academic Choirs (TTBB) of North America
USENET: and are the newsgroups devoted to a-cappella music, and has some good discussions about Sea Chantys.


The Sea Chantey; everything you ever wanted to know. With Bibliography.
Shanties and Sailor Songs lyrics index - the most comprehensive collection on the web!
Sea Music @ Mabels footlocker profiles several CD's and great sound files.
The Folk Den Archive includes real audio files of such greats as Wild Goose and South Australia.
The Ancient Mariners are based in Connecticut, and play Fife & Drum music and sing Chantys.
Also check out Ancient Mariners Recordings, with sound files.
The Sea Chanters of the U.S. Navy Band, with a brief history of Chantys and their gig schedule.
The Ship's Company Shanteymen have regular gigs in Maryland.
Greg Bullough's links to the Compass Rouges and South Street Seaport gigs in NYC.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park - Calander of Events, including Chanty concerts.
The Seamen's Church Institute of Newport, RI has several programs close by.
A few more Chantys - mostly lyrics and some sound files.
Folksongs of Martha's Vineyard by Mark Alan Lovewell, another recording.
What do you do with a Drunken Sailor Lyrics.
The Sea Chanty FAQ Home Page is always under construction - add your input!

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