Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


W.S.S.S - Now That's What I Call Sea Shanties Vol.1 OUT NOW

W.S.S.S - Now That's What I Call Sea Shanties Vol.1 OUT NOW

"What comes first, the sea or the shanty? For some, the shanty is their only way to relate the un-relatable: the foam of days – a life at Sea. For others, a shanty may transmit a maladie, something the sea alone can cure. Since time immemorial (1804), members of the Wellington Sea Shanty Society, however, have known there is no separating the salt from the spume.
It’s not often a group is at once our heritage and our future. With a shanty there’s a way to find freedom, on the waves of
the great open sea...”

Lin Seal | Wellington Nautical History Monthly

The Poor Sailors Arts Collective are proud to present the Wellington Sea Shanty Society's debut album: Now That's What I Call Sea Shanties - Vol 1. Nine odes to the men and women of the ocean! Pay what you want download here (CDs can also be ordered): http://wellingtonseashantysociety.bandcamp.com/album/now-thats-what-i-call-sea-shanties-vol-1

New Zealand's Most 'Sea Worthy' Shanty Group™ have been belting out traditional sea songs from New Zealand, and around the world, for nigh on two years. Sailors and landlubbers from across the country have been battered by the rousing chorus of this two-man tempest of pure shanty. The W.S.S.S believe that 'a shanty shared is a shanty savoured', so this July they will be taking their shanties North and South where song sheets will be provided for one and all!

Tour Dates:
Sat, July 13, Interislander Ferry, COOK STRAIT, 9am, FREE
Sat, July 13, Tommy Chang's, LYTTLETON, 9pm, $5
Sun, July 14, New Edinburgh Folk Club, DUNEDIN, 7.30pm ,$10 ($5 members) 
Mon, July 15, Pog Mahones, QUEENSTOWN, 9.30pm, FREE 
Wed, July 17, Blue Duck, MILFORD SOUND, Times TBC
Thu, July 18, Cadrona Hotel, WANAKA, 3pm, FREE
Fri, July 19, Cadrona Hotel, WANAKA, 3pm, FREE
Sat, July 20, Hilltop Cafe, BANKS PENINSULA, 8pm, FREE
Sun July 21, Cassel’s Brewery, CHRISTCHURCH, 8pm, FREE
Mon July 22, Interislander Ferry, COOK STRAIT, 1pm, FREE
Thu July 25, Craic Irish Bar, WHAKATANE, 8pm, FREE
Fri July 26, Biddy Mulligan’s, HAMILTON, 8pm, $5
Sat July 27, Golden Dawn, AUCKLAND, 9pm, $5
Fri Aug 2, East by West Ferry, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington Harbour, WELLINGTON: Tickets (limited to 50) $24 (+booking fee) from http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/wellington-sea-shanty-society-album-release-tour/wellington (includes rum + nibbles + cruise)

The W.S.S.S comprise Vorn Dont le Père Etait Marin, from the indie-pop band Vorn (www.vorn.co.nz), and Lake Davineer, from the electro-pop band Urbantramper (www.urbantramper.com). Vorn is on squeeze box duties, while Lake strums the git-fiddle. Rousing harmonies and raucous foot-stomping abound! The group owes their existence to French groupe de chants de marins Croche Dedans

Now That's What I Call Sea Shanties was recorded in the galley of an old abandoned barque by Lake.

Credits:
Vorn: Squeezebox, Bass, Vocals, Log Drum, Mandolin
Lake: Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Ben Wood: Kick Drum, Tom Drums
Su Keates: Violin
Mike D: Double Bass

Links:
http://wellingtonseashantysociety.com/
http://www.facebook.com/WellingtonSeaShantySociety
http://wellingtonseashantysociety.bandcamp.com/

http://wellingtonseashantysociety.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/WellingtonSeaShantySociety

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cyclists Net First NZ Gold

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. Here's how the New Zealanders fared. More>>

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news