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Saturday, May 26
 

2:00pm PDT

Strikes A Bell
Sing Along Chanteys

Performers
SA

Strikes A Bell

Members of Strikes A Bell met at Northwest Seaport’s Monthly Chantey Sing where sea chanteys and other maritime music are sung aboard historic vessels and in other great venues. This group sings familiar and catchy sea songs guaranteed to get all members of the audience joining... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Alex Sturbaum
Transatlantic Songs

Performers
AS

Alex Sturbaum

Alex grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a household steeped in traditional music. A singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist in many traditions, Alex is equally at home belting out sea shanties, playing Irish reels, and singing old Appalachian ballads. His original songs have a timeless... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Shanghaied on the Willamette
Plundered Sea Songs

Performers
SO

Shanghaied on the Willamette

With vocal harmonies and a fleet of acoustic instruments, Shanghaied on the Willamette performs songs plundered from land and sea. Their lively music reaches back into maritime traditions, to fishing, paddling, sailing, and to the early days of Portland, Oregon. Fiddle, banjo, harmonica... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

Kessler and Perasso
Maritime Stories with Harmony

Performers
KA

Kessler and Perasso

David Kessler and David Perasso each have broad and eclectic music backgrounds, including old ballads, sea chanties, traditional Italian songs, Americana, and more. They combine these repertoires with a large measure of harmony.David Perasso mixes a love for the American folk revival... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:30pm - 3:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Bigger Boat
Harmoniously Hollering About Herring

Performers
BB

Bigger Boat

Bigger Boat has been blasting the helpless towns of northern Idaho with shanties and sea songs for nearly four years. Originally hailing from the salty shores of Trinidad, England, Frisco Bay, and, um, Colorado, they gratefully return to Folklife in Seattle for a nostalgic glimpse... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

NORTH BY WEST
Northwest Coast Shanties

Performers
NB

NORTH BY WEST

The group's been together for 15 years, but have sung individually for more like 50 each. All originally from Vancouver; one now in Langley BC and three in Princeton BC, site of the Traditional Music Festival. Two of the group have been singing at Folklife since 1975.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:50pm PDT

Maritime Showcase Finale
Maritime Jam!

Performers
MS

Maritime Showcase Finale

Finale to the Maritime Showcase! All of the groups: Strikes a Bell, Alex Sturbaum, Shanghaied on the Willamette, Kessler and Perasso, Bigger Boat, and North By West will all join together for one last song on stage before heading to the Maritime Beer Garden Sing-a-long at the Fisher... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:50pm - 5:00pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109