Fundraising Concert, 2018

Blanc et noir

September 15th, 2018
7:30 – 9:30pm
at the Couth Buzzard
(8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103)

Join us for a Fundraising Concert at the Couth Buzzard

With:  Lynn Applegate, Laura Bassett, and Steve Whinihan, followed by a surprise group for singalong fun!

If you’re not able to join us but wish to pledge your support for future maritime music programs you can donate directly through Paypal here.

Maritime Folknet is a federal 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving maritime culture and history, and encouraging people to explore and participate in that culture and history. We do this primarily through the music that highlights our boats and the people who work them, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

We create programs and events that celebrate our maritime heritage, educate the public, and advocate preserving it. We collaborate with other organizations and individuals to bring these programs to the public. We are funded by memberships, public grants, and private donations.

Yule Tide Concert

December 5, 2015
7:30 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church
1215 Thomas Street
Seattle, WA  98109

Maritime Folknet will produce this popular holiday event in
collaboration with the Whateverly Brothers, taking on the role that
Northwest Seaport has played in the past.  The music lineup will be
announced soon, and will include the mix of holiday and maritime tunes
that makes this event a fixture of the winter season. Northwest Seaport
will continue to offer delicious refreshments for sale. Both Maritime
Folknet and Northwest Seaport members will get a reduced admission price.

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.
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The Whateverly Brothers

Acclaimed Northwest maritime group keeps you laughing with their tight harmonies on songs of the sea and the season.

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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