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A Traditional Music Class: Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor

March 31, 2018

Join us for a special music class that celebrates the songs of the sailor including chanteys, ballads, and so much more. This four-lesson series will sharpen your musical skills while exploring the rich connections between music and the sea. Led by the Museum’s chantey staff, this class includes both musical instruction and hands-on work experience aboard our historic vessels. At the end of the class, participants are invited to share their new-found skills through a public concert and performance on the Museum grounds.

Musicians of any experience level are welcome! All materials are provided; bring only your enthusiasm and your voice. Class registration includes a choice of sailor’s instrument, rhythm bones or tin whistle, and a copy of the Mystic Seaport publication Songs of the Sailor with an accompanying CD. Participants must be at least 16 years old; please call to inquire about future classes for younger students.