Online Shanty Sessions
Every other Wednesday, 19:45
* NEW FORMAT *
We didn't think that just because we're all in our houses, doesn't mean that we can't get together for a good ol' sing song through other means!
So we've sorted out a Discord chat room that allows for both voice and text chat. We're all gonna just aboard the Shanty Sessions voice channel for a sing, chat and to support each other!
Come join us by following this link:
It'll work on your phone or laptop without any special downloads, although there are apps available for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.
A night of sea shanties and songs of the sea.
No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Bring a song or three to lead, join in with the choruses or just listen along with a pint.
[A note on content: This session is intended to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone. Not all traditional shanty lyrics are compatible with that aim, so we would ask that people avoid the dodgy verses/change the words to keep in line with that aim (which is also pretty true to the tradition, as any shantyman worth their salt would be making up verses to suit the shared experience of the crew anyway). This isn't to say don't sing the lewd/risqué songs, just think about how you're framing them - for example: the sailor protagonist saying they got robbed after getting drunk and sleeping with someone; "therefore, all women are terrible human beings", which is not so great, or "therefore, they're an idiot and probably shouldn't have got so drunk" which is fine. Basically, use a bit of common sense, and be aware of what you're singing and who your audience is and there'll be no need for the bosun's starter.]