• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

24th Sea Music Concert Series 2012

Aboard the Historic Ship Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier.

Experience the driving rhythms of chanteys and the beauty of seafaring ballads and instrumentals from the wooden decks of the historic sailing ship Balclutha. Join the park in its 24th year of presenting some of sea music's outstanding performers.

 
Four people singing together and one person is playing a guitar and another person is playing an accordion.

Month's Advance

Peter Kasin

Saturday, November 17, 8:00pm. EMERGING PERFORMERS.
Join us as we showcase some of the outstanding up-and-coming young talent in traditional music! Featuring SF's newest sea music band Month's Advance, solo singers Jeremy Friedenthal, Miriam Rubenson, and outstanding Irish music group The Jammy Dodgers.

 

Ticket prices: $14 general, $12 SFMNPA (San Francisco Maritime National Park Association) members. Purchase tickets online at www.maritime.org/events.htm or call 415-561-6662, or email events_maritime.org.

 
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Jammy Dodgers

Jammy Dodgers

The Jammy Dodgers are a hot new Irish traditional band featuring fiddle, flute, concertina, tin whistle, banjo, guitar, and vocals. They bring intricate, creative, innovative arrangements to driving high-energy jigs and reels and soulful two-part harmony Irish Gaelic songs to make for an exciting and enjoyable musical experience.

 
A man in a captain's cap singing.

Jeremy Friedenthal

Jeremy Friedenthal

Jeremy Friedenthal is known by his friends for his strongly recognizable energy, style and trumpeting baritone. His style is heavily influenced by maritime traditions, pub songs and ballads from the Celtic and British traditions, as well as local San Francisco and California historical themes. Jeremy loves a balance of jaunty songs as well as deep, dark ballads of longing and loss. As he sings, he wholeheartedly encourages listeners to participate and sing along. He is a long-time contributor to the park monthly chantey sings as well as a street performer at renaissance faires and local pubs.

 
A woman leaning against a tombstone.

Miriam Rubenson

Miriam Rubenson

I began singing sea chanteys in 2010, after coming to the Hyde Street Pier Chantey Sing for the first time. Captivated by the beauty of the music, and the chorus of the boat's creaking against the pier, I plunged into the sea music tradition, focusing on ballads. As a folk singer, educator, and California history aficionado, singing chanteys is the ideal blend of my passions for community, education, and art. I love that sea chanteys inspire us to come together and learn about our history.

 
Four musicians singing together.

Month's Advance

Month's Advance

Answering to the name of "Month's Advance" are (from left) Michael Aho,Talitha G. Phillips, Aaron Holt, and Miriam Attia. Michael and Talitha met on the Balclutha, Aaron and Miriam met at Dicken's Fair, and Talitha and Miriam are old morris dancing buddies. Put these four voices together with guitar and accordion, and you've got a folk band just waiting to happen. Most of our songs are audience-participatory sea chanteys, sung with harmony, gusto, and a few good puns.

Did You Know?

Three sailors posing and the man on the left is holding a small dog.

Animals once served as important members of a ship's crew. Even though many of them worked to control pests or provide food, their main function was to serve as ship's mascot. The dogs, cats, birds, monkeys, and even bear cubs that went to sea as mascots, can often be seen in formal crew portraits. More...