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

March 30

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. We now offer two levels of this class, Basic and Advanced. The Basic Class registration includes a choice of sailor’s instrument, rhythm bones or tin whistle, and a copy of the Mystic Seaport Museum publication Songs of the Sailor with an accompanying CD. Advanced Class registration can include special instrument and vocal coaching and particular repertoire selection determined by the students. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Please call to inquire about future youth classes for younger students.