Yule Tide Concert
Saturday, December 4, 2021
5:00pm (Seattle Time)
Broadcast LIVE on YouTube:
SeaStar, Blue Heron Canoe Family, The Shifty Sailors, Chris Roe, and guests!
Suggested donation of $15 to support this event
(give less or more as you can afford)
An annual concert of maritime songs, seasonal songs, and holiday songs
(the tides, the yule… Yule Tide. Don’t worry, our music is better than our jokes).
Hosted by Captain Dano Quinn & Dan Roberts, and beamed live to a computer screen near you by Maritime Folknet.
From dusty Americana postcards, to Celtic anthems with hints of bluegrass and old-time, to passionate ballads, and award winning story songs, SeaStar has performed their stories across Europe, Canada, and the USA. Fae Wiedenhoeft, Michael Falcone, and Captain Chambers bring their songwriting and love of the sea together into powerful performances that will have you imagining and singing those scenes long afterwards.
The Shifty Sailors
The Shifty Sailors are a men’s chantey chorus from Whidbey Island, Washington. While male chantey choruses are popular in Europe, they are one of the few such groups in the United States. They sing a variety of songs having to do with seafaring, and are well-known by many in the Northwest for their enthusiastic and crowd-pleasing presentations. They have performed in Poland and in the Czech Republic where they represented the U.S. at the International Festival of Shanty Music in Prague.
Shifty Sailors website
Chris Roe’s engaging voice seems made especially for traditional folk ballads, and she somehow knows all the pub songs, and the morris songs, and writes her own songs as well. Now based in Olympia, she spent decades organizing music events in Seattle.
Blue Heron Canoe Family
Blue Heron Canoe sings and tells stories that educate and increase the understanding of traditional values of the People of the Cedar and the Coast Salish people.
Masters of Ceremony: Dano Quinn and Dan Roberts
Captain Dano Quinn
Dano is an award winning story teller, sea shanty singer, and champion liar. He draws on his 40 year career aboard Tall ships, yachts, and small cruise ships in Alaska and on the Columbia River to find or concoct the tales that entertain us and win him awards.
Dan has an extensive knowledge of Northwest maritime history and music, and is a skilled writer and editor. Raised in the Bay Area, graduate of Pomona College, Dan Roberts also studied opera and received the training that makes his voice one of the most notable and powerful in the folk music community. Dan’s repertoire spans centuries, and his voice spans three octaves. He is a veteran of the Victory at Sea chantey group, member of the Seattle Labor Chorus, as well as the bands Bold Horizon and The Whateverly Brothers. Dan was employed at the non-profit organization Northwest Seaport from 1997-2006, where he managed the music program and led ship tours, and was largely responsible for re-establishing the Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing in 2000.
A Note from the Producers
We usually rely on ticket sales to fund this concert, so we hope you will donate what you can to help us pay the Performers and Broadcast Tech, and to keep our small non-profit going! You can also become a member of Maritime Folknet, or buy one of the music CDs we have produced.
Brought to you by The Whateverly Brothers and by Maritime Folknet
This project is supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.