Greet The Season, 2017

Saturday, November 25th
10am – 6pm
Lake Union Park (860 Terry Ave N. Seattle)

Greet the Season

Maritime Folknet brings you a full day of Free, Live Music aboard the historic steamer Virginia V. There will also be free crafts for children, and coloring for both children and adults (thanks, in part, to an award from 4Culture).

This is part of a day-long event all around Lake Union Park with ship tours and activities from: MOHAI, The Cener for Wooden Boats, and NW Seaport’s fleet, including: M/V Lotus, Tordenskjold, Fireboat Duwamish, Tugboat Arthur Foss, and the Lightship “Swiftsure”.   See the Schedule for the Entire Event.

ACTIVITIES Aboard the Virginia V Steamship  (10am – 6pm)

10am – 6pm.    Open Ship  (Free hot drinks, snacks, and ship tours)

10am – 6pm.   Maritime Folknet presents LIVE MUSIC Aboard the Virginia V (schedule below)

10am – 5pm.    Maritime Folknet presents crafts for children and coloring for all ages

10am – 5pm.    Discovery Modelers Education Center presents signal flag making

Schedule of LIVE MUSIC aboard the Virginia V, Presented by Maritime Folknet  (10am – 6pm)

10am – Noon.       Marek Skoczylas  (learn a tune on the keyboard or sing along)

Noon – 12:50pm.  Common Ground Choir Academy  (contemporary holiday music)

1:00 – 1:50pm.       Bellevue Youth Choirs  (joyful choral singing)

2:00 – 2:50pm.       Strikes A Bell  (big chantey sound filled with harmonies)

3:00 – 3:50pm.       Tania Opland & Mike Freeman  (acoustic world music)

4:00 – 4:50pm.       William Pint & Felicia Dale  (songs of sea and solstice)

5:00 – 6:00pm.       The Whateverly Brothers  (nautical and holiday fun)

About the Performers

Marek Skoczylas
Request a tune and Marek will play it for you on concertina or keyboard!  He will also plerform original maritime songs and his own translations of traditional Polish songs on guitar and charango.
Marek Skoczylas playing concertina aboard the Virginia V

Common Ground Choir Academy
Choirs of children, teens, and adults bring you contemporary songs of the season from this music school in Issaquah.

Bellevue Youth Choirs
The Bellevue Girlchoir and The Bellevue BoyChoir.  Young choristers with talent and an enthusiasm for sharing music impart the joy of choral singing.
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Strikes A Bell
Singable Sea Chanteys – listen or join in
Strikes A Bell, sea chanteys

Tania Opland & Mike Freeman
Unique and eclectic mix of songs in several languages and acoustic music played on a variety of instruments
Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

William Pint & Felicia Dale
Internationally-recognized maritime duo will explore the advent of the winter solstice, with a salt-water flavor.

The Whateverly Brothers
Acclaimed Northwest maritime group keeps you laughing with their tight harmonies on songs of the sea and the season.
Whateverly Brothers at Lavender Fest 2015

See the Schedule for the Entire Event.

More information on the boats and buildings open to the public for this event:

At Lake Union Park      MOHAI

Center for Wooden Boats      Northwest Seaport.



This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.