The Bordel de Mer - The Sea Shanties Internet Radio Show

The Bordel de Mer - The Sea Shanties Internet Radio Show
The Bordel de Mer - The Sea Shanties Internet Radio Show
The Sea Shanties Internet Radio Show

The Bordel de Mer – episode 183 (S06E13)

April 17, 2017

In this episode:

  • Blootland
  • Bob Walser
  • Cré Tonnerre
  • Djiboudjep
  • Hervé Guillemer et Hélène Fournier
  • La Bordée
  • Maudits Matous (les)
  • Mistral
  • Moby Dick
  • Paddy's Passion
  • Pyrates

Hello everyone!

After an episode in which I was presenting traditional songs, I’m back with a more “traditional” show i.e. presenting a minimum of 35 minutes of sea songs and music.

I love preparing shows with a theme in it.

Here are 4 ideas I would like to do in the future. Some of them would ask me a lot of time and research, but others might be easier to do than I think. So, there is a good chance I might do them before the year is over!

1- Women in songs

I often told you how I love listening to sea shanties sung by women. The give a rich color to the melodies that men simply just can’t do. Especially since many of those songs were never meant to be sung by women. But I’m talking about much more: I would like to present songs that were sung by women while they were working. And why not also play contemporary songs written by women about the sea.

2- Tragedies

That would maybe be one of the darkest episodes, but one that I’ve been thinking about for many years. Many maritime songs tell stories of great maritime tragedies. As a story teller, I like them a lot. They help us to remember the people who lost their lives on those occasions.

3- Live shows

Through the years, I’ve received many live recording. It would be fun to put a certain number of live recordings of songs together and present them like if it was an online sea shanties festival.

4- Songs found in different traditions

When I first got interested in Sea Shanties, I was surprised to find out that some songs I thought were from Quebec, were, in fact, from France. A song like “Au 31 du mois d’Août” was written in France, has travelled to North America and now has a life of its own, here. So it would be great to hear  different versions of the same song, depending on the country where they are sung.

 

So, these are some of the ideas I have.

But for now, let’s go back to this week’s episode, in which you will hear:

 

  • High Barbary (Pyrates – CD: International Shantyfestival Bie Daip 2012 – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Hoist Her Up From Down Below (Bob Walser – CD: Outward Bound On The J.M. Carpenter – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Le Temps Des Gabiers (La Bordée – CD: La Révolte Des Sardinières – Lyrics: Alain Monjarret / Music: Nicolas Thomas)
  • Douwe jongens douwe (Blootland – CD: Chants des marins d’Europe – Anthologie des chansons de mer – Vol. 4 – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Strike the bell (Les Maudits Matous – CD: Chants de marins d’hier et de toujours – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Le Corsaire de Saint-Malo (Moby Dick – CD: Du chant dans les voiles – Lyrics and Music: André Pierre Lecoustumer)
  • Stately Southerner (Mistral – CD: Promontory – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Maria, fille de corsaire (Les Copains du Bord – CD: CD no 5 – Lyrics and Music: Roger Briand)
  • Scottish des embruns (Hervé Guillemer et Hélène Fournier – CD: Au Bal des Embruns – Music: Hervé Guillemer)
  • Op de haring (Paddy’s Passion – CD: To the bottom – Lyrics and Music: Ger Lamerus)
  • Le port de Tacoma (Djiboudjep – CD: Chants de marins – Lyrics: Henry Jacques / Music: Traditional)
  • Dans mon sac (Cré Tonnerre – CD: Quatre rhums à la mer – Lyrics and Music: Patrick Weyders)

Have a great week!

Jean-Francois

Hello everyone!

After an episode in which I was presenting traditional songs, I’m back with a more “traditional” show i.e. presenting a minimum of 35 minutes of sea songs and music.

I love preparing shows with a theme in it.

Here are 4 ideas I would like to do in the future. Some of them would ask me a lot of time and research, but others might be easier to do than I think. So, there is a good chance I might do them before the year is over!

1- Women in songs

I often told you how I love listening to sea shanties sung by women. The give a rich color to the melodies that men simply just can’t do. Especially since many of those songs were never meant to be sung by women. But I’m talking about much more: I would like to present songs that were sung by women while they were working. And why not also play contemporary songs written by women about the sea.

2- Tragedies

That would maybe be one of the darkest episodes, but one that I’ve been thinking about for many years. Many maritime songs tell stories of great maritime tragedies. As a story teller, I like them a lot. They help us to remember the people who lost their lives on those occasions.

3- Live shows

Through the years, I’ve received many live recording. It would be fun to put a certain number of live recordings of songs together and present them like if it was an online sea shanties festival.

4- Songs found in different traditions

When I first got interested in Sea Shanties, I was surprised to find out that some songs I thought were from Quebec, were, in fact, from France. A song like “Au 31 du mois d’Août” was written in France, has travelled to North America and now has a life of its own, here. So it would be great to hear  different versions of the same song, depending on the country where they are sung.

 

So, these are some of the ideas I have.

But for now, let’s go back to this week’s episode, in which you will hear:

 

  • High Barbary (Pyrates – CD: International Shantyfestival Bie Daip 2012 – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Hoist Her Up From Down Below (Bob Walser – CD: Outward Bound On The J.M. Carpenter – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Le Temps Des Gabiers (La Bordée – CD: La Révolte Des Sardinières – Lyrics: Alain Monjarret / Music: Nicolas Thomas)
  • Douwe jongens douwe (Blootland – CD: Chants des marins d’Europe – Anthologie des chansons de mer – Vol. 4 – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Strike the bell (Les Maudits Matous – CD: Chants de marins d’hier et de toujours – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Le Corsaire de Saint-Malo (Moby Dick – CD: Du chant dans les voiles – Lyrics and Music: André Pierre Lecoustumer)
  • Stately Southerner (Mistral – CD: Promontory – Lyrics and Music: Traditional)
  • Maria, fille de corsaire (Les Copains du Bord – CD: CD no 5 – Lyrics and Music: Roger Briand)
  • Scottish des embruns (Hervé Guillemer et Hélène Fournier – CD: Au Bal des Embruns – Music: Hervé Guillemer)
  • Op de haring (Paddy’s Passion – CD: To the bottom – Lyrics and Music: Ger Lamerus)
  • Le port de Tacoma (Djiboudjep – CD: Chants de marins – Lyrics: Henry Jacques / Music: Traditional)
  • Dans mon sac (Cré Tonnerre – CD: Quatre rhums à la mer – Lyrics and Music: Patrick Weyders)

Have a great week!

Jean-Francois

The Bordel de Mer - The Sea Shanties Internet Radio Show
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