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 197 (S08E01)

May 3, 2019

In this episode:

  • Murènes (les)
  • Pekel
  • The Longest Johns
  • The Lost Quays
  • Vent de Noroise
  • Will Finn & Rosie Calvert
  • Za horyzontem

Helly everyone and welcome to this new episode of the Bordel de mer!

How are you all doing? =) It’s been a while, hasn’t it? In 2018, I worked a lot on my other podcast called “104 histoires de Nouvelle-France” in the hopes of finding a way to earn a living out of it and, at the same time, financing The Bordel de Mer.

But it didn’t work. And it’s now time to get back to more serious things, including producing podcasts just for the pleasure of telling stories and sharing music.

The CDs I took today’s songs from, all but one, have been given to me by groups I met at the St-Jean-Port-Joli festival (here in Quebec) or at the Bie Daip festival in Holland last August.

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I also take the time to pay hommage to one of the first voices I heard singing sea shanties, Pierre Amice (from the group “Les Boucaniers”) who passed away this week.

His voice was unique. Not only could he sing better than most of us, but he could also recite poem the way it was meant to be recited, bringing out the colors and musicality of the words.

This is why I chose a poem he recited on a Boucaniers’s CD, “Love pour Lof”. The poem is called “La fin” and it was written in the 19th century by Tristan Corbière (if ever I could find an english translation of the poem, I’ll put it here).

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On this episode, you will hear:

  • La fin (Les Boucaniers – CD: Love pour lof – Poem by Tristan Corbiere)
  • Van De Droge Haring (Pekel – CD: Meermannen – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • Reijs (Za-Horyzontem – CD: At World’s end – Words and Music: Agata Boratczuk)
  • Banks of Sacramento (Will Finn & Rosie Calvert – CD: Beneath This Place – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • Low Bridge, Everybody Down [Erie Canal] (Penny Opry – CD: Alluvium – Words and Music: Thomas S. Allen)
  • Sinbad (Vent De Noroise – CD: La mer à boire – Words and Music: Jean-Louis Leygnier)
  • Craigie Hill (Éirdán – CD: Welcome poor Paddy home – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • Wellerman (The Longest Johns – CD: Between Wind And Water – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • Sally Brown (The Lost Quays – CD: All At Sea – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • La Peur (Les Murènes – CD: Jolly Rouge – Lyrics: Francis Désilets / Music: Francis Désilets, Frédéric Laberge, Jean-François Taillon)

Have a great week!

Jean-Francois

Helly everyone and welcome to this new episode of the Bordel de mer!

How are you all doing? =) It’s been a while, hasn’t it? In 2018, I worked a lot on my other podcast called “104 histoires de Nouvelle-France” in the hopes of finding a way to earn a living out of it and, at the same time, financing The Bordel de Mer.

But it didn’t work. And it’s now time to get back to more serious things, including producing podcasts just for the pleasure of telling stories and sharing music.

The CDs I took today’s songs from, all but one, have been given to me by groups I met at the St-Jean-Port-Joli festival (here in Quebec) or at the Bie Daip festival in Holland last August.

*****

I also take the time to pay hommage to one of the first voices I heard singing sea shanties, Pierre Amice (from the group “Les Boucaniers”) who passed away this week.

His voice was unique. Not only could he sing better than most of us, but he could also recite poem the way it was meant to be recited, bringing out the colors and musicality of the words.

This is why I chose a poem he recited on a Boucaniers’s CD, “Love pour Lof”. The poem is called “La fin” and it was written in the 19th century by Tristan Corbière (if ever I could find an english translation of the poem, I’ll put it here).

*****

On this episode, you will hear:

  • La fin (Les Boucaniers – CD: Love pour lof – Poem by Tristan Corbiere)
  • Van De Droge Haring (Pekel – CD: Meermannen – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • Reijs (Za-Horyzontem – CD: At World’s end – Words and Music: Agata Boratczuk)
  • Banks of Sacramento (Will Finn & Rosie Calvert – CD: Beneath This Place – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • Low Bridge, Everybody Down [Erie Canal] (Penny Opry – CD: Alluvium – Words and Music: Thomas S. Allen)
  • Sinbad (Vent De Noroise – CD: La mer à boire – Words and Music: Jean-Louis Leygnier)
  • Craigie Hill (Éirdán – CD: Welcome poor Paddy home – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • Wellerman (The Longest Johns – CD: Between Wind And Water – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • Sally Brown (The Lost Quays – CD: All At Sea – Words and Music: Traditional)
  • La Peur (Les Murènes – CD: Jolly Rouge – Lyrics: Francis Désilets / Music: Francis Désilets, Frédéric Laberge, Jean-François Taillon)

Have a great week!

Jean-Francois

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

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