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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Maritime Music at NW Folklife Festival


The family and I made our annual trip to the Northwest Folklife Festival yesterday and listened to several of Northwest maritime music artists and groups. Pictured is Jonathan Lay and Gordy Euler of Portland, who make up Shanghaied on the Willamette, my wife's favorite sea music duo. Other artists included Hank Kramer, the Pirettes, Divas of the Dockside, the family group The Cutters (the kids are growing so fast!) and the Shifty Sailors. The Pacific Northwest is known as one of the strongest centers in the nation for keeping the sea music tradition alive. At least once a year, we go to the monthly sea chantey sing alongs put on by Northwest Seaport. Armchair chanty singers should note that the June 2006 monthly sing along is on Saturday, June 10th, instead of the usual second Friday of the month. See the Maritime Heritage Calendar for more details.

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