1st meeting: 28 March 2015 5-6pm
at Irish Pub Gnome, Kawaramachi-Nijo sagaru, Kyoto
(Nearest Station Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae)
Admission free (please show appreciation to our host pub by buying food and drinks there)
Ahoy shipmates! Please help launch this new group by coming along and telling your friends. For details of our first meeting click here. Like us on: Meetup Facebook
This group is for everyone who likes singing with others.
Sea-shanties are historical folk songs that were sung by large groups of working men on ships.
They contain loads of historical and cultural information, and they make a truly beautiful sound.
Sea shanties have a verse (sung by a leader) and a chorus or refrain (repeated by everyone else). This means that lots of people can sing together easily and the melodies are simple, which allows for wonderful harmony.
We will start with sea-shanties in English. Then let's see who joins - who knows? - we may start singing in Japanese, French, Russian… Feel free to bring (about 10) copies of a sea-shanty (in any language) you would like to share.