If you like sea shanties

If you like sea shanties, as mentioned in today’s TWiG TWIG 594: Chastity Does Not Come Cheap then maybe you should check out Great Big Sea. Very little of their music is actually sea shanties, but it’s all very singable folk music from Newfoundland.

Of course they do more commercial content but it is all very Folk-y…


I wholeheartedly endorse the above comment

Though my favourite Canadian sea shanty is Barrett’s Privateers by Stan Rogers:

And the hilarious parody of Stan’s brother’s ability to make home brew

Somewhere in the CBC archives there is a vinyl cafe episode where Stewart McLean tells the story of why this parody was written

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This video features some content from TikTok and a history of sea shanties:

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This is GREAT stuff!!

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I am watching a Quebec based (so French focused) music channel like the old Much Music (or, for Americans, MTV of old) when up pops this video :open_mouth:

Looks like the guy who started the Wellerman Shanty craze has done a solo video that just posted to YT today: