Hampton Falls Free Library Event Calendar


Date: 5/13/2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Title: Zoom Presentation: Sea Shanties with Musician Jerry Bryant
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Location: Zoom
Description: Sea shanties have taken social media by storm. Sea shanties are songs that were sung by crew members of sailing ships to help them coordinate their efforts and keep them motivated and focused on the notoriously grueling tasks of the job. Their main purpose: to help workers synchronize their tasks, such as pushing or pulling at the same time when hoisting sails.

Jerry Bryant is a singer, entertainer, and independent folk scholar focused on curating great songs from the past 500 years of American, Irish, and British traditions. His repertoire includes hundreds of traditional and contemporary folk songs, with a special emphasis on the musical artifacts of maritime culture. Accompanying himself on concertina, guitar, banjo, ukulele, and bones (not all at the same time), he presents old and new songs that open windows on the human experience. By researching the music he is able to add historical insights to his performances.

The Library gratefully acknowledges the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program.  The program will be a virtual, Zoom program. Click here to sign up and receive the Zoom link. Free and open to the public.

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