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Introduction to Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor: A Beginner’s Music Class – This event has been cancelled or postponed.

March 28 - April 18

This event has been cancelled or postponed during the month of March. If you have registered for this event, you will be contacted by the Museum to receive more information!

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