Where We Sing

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Coming up


Friday, February 8

The Tipper Restaurant and Review Room (find us in the back)
2066 Kingsway at Victoria Dr.  7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Shanties and an occasional Song of the Sea

Come to lead one, or join in the chorus and refrains with our hearty rollicking crew for songs of work, play and drinking songs of sailors, fishers and their kin. Quickly learn by ear, with no music, lyric sheets or experience necessary. (If the “tars” of the days of sail could manage, surely you can too.) Great opportunity to jam on the harmonies– or just sing the melody or drone along. Caution: Not suitable for the delicate, dainty or faint of heart.
Come early and have a meal or snack. Buy your favorite drink and bring it to the back room where we’ll be raising the rafters. No cover charge.

Watch for the next Old Hastings Mill Store Museum shanty date

Old Hastings Mill Store Museum
Sunday afternoon open shanty sessions.
1p.m. – 2 p.m.
1575 Alma Street at Point Grey Roa
Admission by donation to the Museum
Join us for an hour of shanties and sea songs, and take your turn to lead one from the audience or the front of the room.

Bonus. After the shanties and a short break, head upstairs to listen to or join the “fiddle session,” (included guitars, fiddles, concertinas, etc.) featuring old-time tunes and music from Irish, Scottish, Appalachian, Quebecois (and elsewhere) traditions, led by Doug Sherlock, sometimes shanty singer and always an enthusiastic fiddler.

Previous dates at Hastings Mill
November 25
September 23
June 17th
March 18th

Previous performances 2019

Saturday, February 2
Vancouver Maritime Museum   Performing as part of the festivities for the Winter Wander in Vanier Park.

Previous performances 2018

Tuesday, October 23
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Point Grey Road
Entertainment following the AGM (with rum to begin the concert)!

Friday, August 24
Granville Island Wooden Boat Festival.
On the main market stage. Four days of fun related to boats, including music, displays, crafts, activities, and gorgeous wooden boats to visit.

Sunday, January 28, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Annual Lazy Jacks New Year Open Shanty Session
Tipper Restaurant and Review Room (find us in the very back)
2066 Kingsway at Victoria Drive
Our annual open shanty session, with beer (optional)