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July 23, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
2702 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA 98201
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Shanties and Songs of the Seven Seas with Pint & Dale (Main Library)

Saturday, July 23, 2022

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Listen to sea shanties from around the world with local musical duo Pint and Dale on the Main Library balcony!

William Pint and Felicia Dale have boundless enthusiasm for creating music and sharing it with their audience. With guitar, hurdy-gurdy, octave mandolin, violin, whistles, harmony, joy and pure energy, Pint and Dale entertain and perhaps enlighten as well, giving listeners an insight into another age. There is humor and drama on a great scale. Pint and Dale have performed at festivals and concert halls and folk clubs and live radio broadcasts all across the United States, Canada, England, Germany and Europe.

Felicia Dale grew up in an environment steeped in the traditional lore of the sea. Born and raised on Vashon Island in Washington State’s Puget Sound, she spent her childhood sailing Northwest coastal waters and cruising Canada’s Inside Passage. Her father was a sea captain who brought back tales and treasures from exotic ports of call. From her mother, a transplanted Parisian, Dale learned French as her first language and acquired a lifelong love for the songs of the French seafaring tradition. Felicia’s striking vocal harmonies are matched by her creative use of the hurdy-gurdy and Irish pennywhistles, taking these traditional instruments far beyond their usual roles as she blends them into the texture of a song or departs on improvisational romps with equal ease.

William Pint was led astray into the folk world in 1970. The folk/rock sounds of Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention wooed him away from his early rock and roll influences. This led to a growing interest in the more traditional, less electric music. In 1977, he headed west to escape the cold Wisconsin winters of his native Milwaukee and to pursue music. The salt air of Puget Sound and the rich, seafaring history of the Pacific Northwest soon led him to explore the songs and lore of the deep water sailors. In performance, William Pint’s emotionally expressive singing is complemented by his powerful guitar and mandola work with which he can supply settings of great delicacy or wild, driving rhythms.

This event is part of the Everett Public Library's adult summer reading series. Learn more about the library's summer reading program here: 2022 Summer Reading.


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