A chorus of seven male voices, a powerful instrument indeed !
Capstand shanties, halyard shanties, laments, forecastle songs, short haul shanties, songs and music to accompany work and play. Inspired by this tradition of maritime music, Seán Dagher has arranged these songs and tunes to display all the warmth and depth they deserve. Music from England, Scotland, Ireland, the Americas, and the Carabbean sung by a chorus of seven male voices. All aboard!
The journey of Sea Songs & Shanties began in Montréal, Canada, in 2012 when a band of seven musicians worked with ubisoft to create the memorable soundtrack to Assassin’s Creed III, followed by Black Flag in 2013 and Rogue in 2014. The sucess of these games and the huge popularity of their soundtracks convinced La Nef to bring the group together again for a concert in November 2014. The concert was nominated for 3 Opus Awards (Quebec Music Industry Awards), winning Creation of the Year for the song ‘Leave her Johnny’. In May 2017 the album Sea Songs & Shanties was released to critical acclaim and sold out in 3 months. La Nef has been touring the show intensively ever since.
Seán Dagher, Musical Direction, voice, cittern; Nils Brown, voice; Michiel Schrey, voice Clayton Kennedy, voice; David Gossage, flutes, voice; Nelson Carter, violin, percussion, voice; Andrew Horton, double bass, voice.
Sea Songs & Shanties On Tour – Season 2019-2020
SEATTLE – Sunday November 24th 2019, 2:30 PM, Benaroya Hall, presented by Early Music Seattle
WINNIPEG – Thursday February 13th 2020, 7:30 PM, West End Cultural Centre, with Choeur Camerata Nova
NEUBERGTHAL – Friday February 14th 2020, 8 PM, Krahn Barn
CALGARY – Sunday February 16th 2020, 3 PM, Christ Church Elbow Park, presented by Early Music Voices