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Come Sing a Song of the Sea at the Mystic Seaport Chantey Blast January 5

Event to Raise Funds for the 2013 Sea Music Festival

Mystic Seaport will host a Pub Sing and Chantey Blast Saturday, January 5, from 1-5 p.m.

Attendees are invited to join with the Mystic Seaport chantey singers and many outstanding performers from across New England as they sing maritime ballads, chanteys, and songs of the sea.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help support the Museum’s Sea Music Festival, one of the world’s premier sea music events. Fans of traditional sea music gather at Mystic Seaport each year to hear the best American and international performers of maritime music celebrate the classic musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail. The 2013 festival will take place from June 6-9.

“The Chantey Blast is a fun way for us to get people excited about the festival,” said Geoff Kaufman, a musician and member of the interpretation staff at Mystic Seaport who is one of the organizers of the festival. “It is open to anyone who has an interest in sea music, and all are invited to participate. We gather some great performers and just have a fun time making music.”

The event is co-sponsored by the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club and will be held at the Mystic German Club’s Frohsinn Hall, located at 54 Greenmanville Ave, across from the Museum’s main entrance. Beverages will be available for purchase by the club. All ages are welcome.

About Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, it is the home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, the oldest American commercial vessel still afloat. For more information, visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/.