#RevelsConnects: A Sea Chantey Sing with David Coffin and Special Guests
Friday, February 19 at 7:30pm ET
Now on YouTube
Sing along with us as we explore the history and traditions of sea chanteys!
We hope you were able to join us Friday, February 19th on Facebook Live when Revels Artist-in-Residence and master chantey man David Coffin led a rousing chantey sing with special guest, maritime musician, educator, and chantey expert, Celeste Bernardo.
Through the course of the evening we explained but mostly SUNG many different forms of chanteys; capstan/pumping/windlass, halyard, long and short haul chanteys, to name a few. We shared video clips of chanteys “in action” taken from past Sea Revels productions led by the legendary Lou Killen and others. Plus we tooka brief look at the TikTok Chantey craze and share some examples from the platform.
This FREE event is now available on YouTube
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Celeste Bernardo worked as an interpreter, educator, and manager for twenty-five years at maritime sites in New York, Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts. Along the way, she collected songs to interpret people’s relationship with the sea. Accompanying herself on the anglo concertina, guitar, or 5-string banjo, her repertoire includes sea chanteys and traditional songs of the sea. She holds a Master’s degree in history from Northeastern University and is a graduate of Mystic Seaport Museum’s Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies. She can be heard on recordings of Mystic Seaport Museum's 22nd, 25th, and 32nd Sea Music Festivals.