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First Prize

This is one of my very favorites – I’m not cool enough to be on TikTok, but I’ve had friends send me the amazing chanteuse Nati Dreddd – this here is one of the best. It combines the things I love – a drunken Scotsman, a kilt, saucy fun….and it sounds like a sea shanty. Love. ♥️

You’re welcome, friends! ✨

Xxx

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The Marsh Family Strikes Again!

Two of my favorite quarantine pastimes in one great video – the Marsh family AND sea shanties! Woohoo! Behold:

Those angelic-voiced children get me every time! ♥️ If you need me, I’ll be over here dancing a sprightly jig around the living room, much to the dismay of my dogs. 💃

Xxx

PS: This one is to raise money for charity – even better! 🎶

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Drunken Sailor

Growing up in Canada, the daughter of a Scotsman, I found myself endlessly attracted to sea shanties, calling them the ‘music of my people’. When maritime Canada group Great Big Sea hit it big, I was overjoyed and couldn’t stop my arse from jigging every time I heard their tunes….I still can’t. Imagine my delight when TikTok (of all places) decided to make sea shanties the hottest thing – who knew? Check these out:

Why are sea shanties big right now? Besides the fact that they are beyond awesome, they’re helping folks to feel connected: ‘Behind this phenomenon, though, is the need to connect with each other in difficult times. For many, the pandemic has exposed a curious relationship with our past, and a significant disconnect with generations-old skills and knowledge around survival, the ability to make and to make do.’ Isn’t that great?

I don’t have TikTok (I’m not that cool), but I have a friend that sends me videos by a Scottish singer @natidreddd…I am CRAZY for her:

She could sing the phone book and I would think it was the greatest thing I had ever heard. LOVE her!

Where are you on the whole sea shanty thing? Send me your favorites – we can jig together! ✨

Xxx