Mystic Seaport to Host Chantey Blast and Pub Sing January 11

Event to Raise Funds for the 2014 Sea Music Festival

Mystic, Conn. – Mystic Seaport will host its annual Chantey Blast and Pub Sing Saturday, January 11, from 1-5 p.m.  All are invited to join in the lively sing-along as the Mystic Seaport chantey staff and notable performers from across New England sing maritime ballads, chanteys, and songs of the sea.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help support the Museum’s upcoming Sea Music Festival, one of the world’s premier sea music events. Fans of traditional sea music gather at Mystic Seaport each year to hear the best American and international performers of maritime music celebrate the musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail. The 2014 festival will be hosted June 12-15.

“The Chantey Blast is a fun way for us to get people excited about the festival,” said Geoff Kaufman, a chantey singer at Mystic Seaport and one of the festival’s organizers. “It is open to anyone who has an interest in sea music, and all are invited to participate. We gather some great performers and just have a fun time making music.”

The event is co-sponsored by the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club and will be held at the Mystic German Club’s Frohsinn Hall, located at 54 Greenmanville Avenue, across from the Museum’s main entrance. Beverages will be available for purchase by the club. All ages are welcome.

About Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, it is the home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, the oldest American commercial vessel still afloat. For more information, visit www.mysticseaport.org.