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Introduction to Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor: A Beginner’s Music Class

March 28 - April 18

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 introducing 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 Museum publication Songs of the Sailor with an accompanying CD. Participants must be at least 16 years old; please call to inquire about future youth classes for younger students.

*March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2020