Avast! Sea Shanties and Piracy Ahead!

You’ll have to wait until next September 19 to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, but our own Portland FolkMusic Society hosts an evening of Musical Treasures From the Deep by two local groups who embody the theme and nautical tradition of sea shanties, keeping it vital with fresh interpretations.

BilgeRats and Pyrettes

Get your timbers shivered Friday, February 16 at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens St. by Shanghaied on the Willamette and BilgeRats and Pyrettes.

Shanghaied is the musical duo of Jonathan Lay and Gordy Euler who have performed songs and tunes “plundered from land and sea,” since 1992. Traditional Celtic, English, and Old-Time American music of the waterways accompanied with fiddle, bodhran, guitars, mandola, tin whistles, harmonicas and banjo and lively vocal harmonies. See shanghaied.biz/about.htm

Shanghaied on the Willamette

Bilge Rats and Pyrettes, is a hot pirate band with Kate Larsen, Signe Larsen, Shuhe Hawkins, Jeffree White, Alan Dragon and Janet Hansen. They’ll swash yer buckle with classic sea shanties and harmonies that cover Celtic, Nordic, Latin, Calypso, blues and country tunes. Get a preview at reverbnation.com/bilgeratspyrettes

Doors open at 7 and music begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 / $17 for PFS members; $10 for ages 12-18 and under 12 are free. Advance tickets available online at portlandfolkmusic.org/concerts.php 503.704.7037.

Avast! Sea Shanties and Piracy Ahead!

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