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Sea Shanty Workshop with Tom Kastle

Join tall ship captain, shanty singer, and educator Tom Kastle for a rousing workshop on the unlikely fad of Sea Shanty singing. Tom toured from the Netherlands to New Zealand and taught the shanty class at Old Town School years before the current online craze and will give an overview of shanties, how they are used aboard ship, and how they fit into Chicago’s very real maritime history. Tom will teach you some basic shanties to sing together and go over ways to make these tunes your own by improvising words and ideas. This is a great workshop to learn more about shanty singing whether you are a novice or aficionado.

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