Greet The Season, 2016

Saturday, November 26th

Lake Union Park (860 Terry Ave N.)

Greet the Season

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Maritime Folknet will offer eight hours of free, live music aboard the Virginia V, thanks to an award from 4Culture. There will also be free holiday crafts for children and coloring for all ages. This is part of a larger event with ship tours and activities from organizations and vessels at Lake Union Park, including MOHAI, M/V Lotus, Lightship #83, Swiftsure, and the Arthur Foss.

ACTIVITIES Aboard the Virginia V Steamship

10am – 7pm. 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

6:35pm – 6:55pm. From the deck of the Virginnia V, watch The Dickens Carolers perform on board the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival

Schedule of LIVE MUSIC aboard the Virginia V (Presented by Maritime Folknet)

10am – Noon Marek Skoczylas (request a tune on the concertina)

Noon – 12:50pm. David Kessler (maritime songs and ballads, old and new)

1:001:50pm. Bellevue Youth Choirs (joyful choral singing)

2:002:50pm. The Whateverly Brothers (nautical and holiday fun)

3:003:50pm. Common Ground Choir Academy (contemporary holiday music)

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

5:00 – 6:00pm. Strikes A Bell (big chantey sound filled with harmonies)

About the Performers

Marek Skoczylas
Request a tune on the concertina, and Marek will play it for you.
Marek Skoczylas playing concertina aboard the Virginia V

David Kessler
Traditional singer and tale teller, bringing songs and stories to life – songs of the sea, ships, winter weather, exotic lands, and stange people.
David Kessler telling stories at the Highliner

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

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

Strikes A Bell
Singable Sea Chanteys – listen or join in
Strikes A Bell chantey group
For information on the other activities, vessels, and organizations available as part of Greet The Season, visit the website.



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