Greet the Season

November 28

Lake Union Park

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Maritime Folknet will offer eight hours of free live music aboard the Virginia V.  There will also be free holiday crafts for children.  This is part of a large event with activities from all the organizations at Lake Union Park.

Maritime Folknet is able to bring you this free music thanks to a grant from King County 4Culture.  The music schedule includes favorite maritime performers as well as youth and adult choirs.

In addition to holiday music, we will be offering free activities like ornament making, card making, and coloring aboard the Virginia V.  Nearby, MOHAI (The Museum of History and Industry) will have holiday crafts, and The Center for Wooden Boats will have cookie decorating.  There will be free snacks like cookies, hot cider and cocoa.  Historic vessels like the 1889 tugboat Arthur Foss, 1922 steamship Virginia V, 1904 Lightship #83, and the 1909 yacht Lotus will be open for boarding.  The event will lead up to the arrival of the Argosy Christmas Ships in the early evening, about 7 pm.

The event is sponsored by The At Lake Union Park Working Group (including The Center for Wooden Boats, The Steamer Virginia V Foundation, Northwest Seaport, Maritime Folknet, and MOHAI).

Crafts Aboard the Virginia V, 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Ornament Making, Card Making, Coloring presented by Maritime Folknet

Make Your Name in Signal Flags presented by Discovery Modelers
Music Aboard the Virginia V presented by Maritime Folknet, 10 am to 6:00 pm

10 am – Noon              Marek Skoczylas

Noon – 12:50 pm        The Village Carolers

1:00 – 1:50 pm            Bellevue Youth Choirs

2:00 – 2:50 pm            Common Ground Choir Academy

3:00 – 3:50 pm            Northwest Girlchoir

4:00 – 4:50 pm            William Pint & Felicia Dale

5:00 – 6:00 pm            The Whateverly Brothers


Marek Skoczylas

Request a tune on the concertina, and Marek will play it for you.

The Village Carolers

Choir of experienced musicians sings traditional carols from an English village.

Bellevue Youth Choirs         

Young choristers with talent and an enthusiasm for sharing music impart the joy of choral singing.

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Common Ground Choir Academy

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

Northwest Girlchoir

Critically-acclaimed choristers breathe spirit into the music, bringing it to life.

William Pint & Felicia Dale

Internationally-recognized maritime duo will explore the advent of the winter solstice, with a salt-water flavor.
Pint and Dale, Music of the Sea

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


Buried Treasure: Adding Maritime Music to your Repertoire

November 15, 2015

12:15-2:15 pm


A FREE workshop at

Dusty Strings Music School

3406 Fremont Ave N   Seattle, WA 98103


Led by Hank Cramer (with Dan Roberts).

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Are you a beginner or professional musician looking to sail the seas in song?  Set sail with nationally recognized chanteyman Hank Cramer as he guides you through the waters of the maritime music ‘industry’, covering such topics as research, marketing, booking, presentation, and instrumentation.  Along the way, you’ll uncover a trove of songs to expand your repertoire, adding new knowledge and material to your toolkit. Seattle’s Maritime Folknet brings you this workshop free of charge to encourage performance of this rich, vital, and exciting genre!  For players and singers of all levels, instruments, and musical styles!


Presented free by Maritime Folknet thanks to a grant from King County 4Culture.


866-634-1662 or 206-634-1662