A Shanty Lesson

1 hour 3 mins by Sails, Whales and Whisky |

What is a shanty? Where did they come from and what are they used for?

We'll talk about capstan shanties, pumping shanties, halyard, cargo and even bunting shanties. We also cover the musical ceremonies and superstitions that come with it.

Track list:
Boney was a warrior - X Seamen's Institute
Johnny Bowker - Shanty Crew
General Taylor - Shanty Crew
Rio Grande - Paul Clayton and the Focsle Singers
The Ebenezer - Stormalong John
Fire Down Below - Jackie Oates
Santiano - The Clancy Brothers
Fire Marengo - The Young Tradition
Royal Artillery Man - The Shanty Crew
We're All Bound to Go - Danny Spooner
Round the Corner Sally - Forbitter
Rolling to Old Maui - Stan Rogers
Dead Horse Shanty - Spirit Boys
Leave Her Johnny - Danny Spooner