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Thread #14277   Message #123358
Posted By: Cindy Lee
13-Oct-99 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: Help: Wickford Express Sea Shanty Singers
Subject: RE: Help: Wickford Express Sea Shanty Singers
Hey there, my ears have been ringing! Could be from too much banjo-playing, but I think otherwise...someone's been talking about me. How wonderful! And nice to see new interest in women's sea music. Cool, errrrr....Hot! As reported, I am singing with a group of women but this is mostly an old-timey, trad group. However, the all-women sea shanty group is 'under construction.' As one of the pioneering female singers in this predominately male genre, I have witnessed some, shall I say, "strong opinions?" over the years. So, I would love feedback as to people's feelings and thoughts regarding the repertoire of an all-women sea shanty group...shanties, sea songs, ballads, women-focused songs? If anyone has a favorite or obscure song they think would be good for an all-women's group, please send it along to me at WickfordExpress@att.net. As regards Wickford Express, we are definitely still on the scene, just not as publicly, doing mostly private functions and concerts. A 'best of' CD is in the planning stage, with 3 or 4 new tracks being laid down. Whew! Enough, already. Thanks for remembering me; hope to hear from folks!

Fair Winds, Cindy