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Pacific NW Duo SHANGHAIED ON THE WILLAMETTE to Perform Sea Music Concert Aboard Historic Sailing Ship

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Shanghaied on the Willamette
Shanghaied on the Willamette

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News Release Date: October 3, 2012
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049

What: A concert of traditional and contemporary seafaring songs, performed by outstanding Pacific Northwest duo "Shanghaied on the Willamette."

When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Where: Aboard the historic ship Balclutha, berthed at Hyde Street Pier on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

Cost: $14 general, $12 members. Tickets and information: 415-561-6662, ext. 16, or events@maritime.org.

Website with photo: http://www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/seamusicconcerts2012.htm or www.shanghaied.biz/press_&_promo.htm

The lively duo of Jonathan Lay and Gordy Euler perform songs and tunes "plundered from land and sea,' including Celtic, English, and old-time American music. Their powerful and supple voices do justice to a gentle ballad or a rough-and-tumble sea chantey. "You won't have to be shanghaied into enjoying Euler and Lay's music…Let's hear more from them." - Sing Out! Magazine.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman's Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, Aquatic Park Historic District, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.

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