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Posted Friday, May 25, 2007
A diverting look at how sailors used Shanties and Forebitters from The Roaring Forties
Shanty circle nights are held monthly on the 132 year old square rigger, James Craig, which is moored at Wharf 7, between the National Maritime Museum and the Foxtel Building, Darling Harbour.
Okay – so it's winter – but it's warm, cosy & resonant below decks!
There's a specially prepared presentation followed by a break for supper (often with delicious home-cooked treats); then a singalong. The evening finishes around 10.30pm. All for only a modest donation of $2 to cover supper.
If walking from the city, walk over Pyrmont Bridge, turn right in Murray St, walk past the big white National Maritime Museum and straight ahead you should see the James Craig.
The closest public transport is Pyrmont Bay station for the Light Rail, or the 443 Bus from the Queen Victoria Building
PARKING is subject to availability of spaces. It MAY be available in front of the National Maritime Museum. Turn into the driveway in Murray St outside the big white building and then turn immediately left - press the button on the Intercom at the right of the gate, give your name and tell them you are there for the Shanty Session on the James Craig. The nearest alternative parking is at the Casino Underground carpark.
Enquiries about the Shanty Singalongs:
Mike Richter (0419) 992 119 or (02) 9476 3861
John Warner (02) 9559 3658