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Shanties and forebitters - songs of the sea  - 26th January 2021

Shanties and forebitters - songs of the sea - 26th January 2021

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This show was 1st in the global folk chart.

An hour of maritime folk music popularised during the age of commercial sail, from the late sixteenth up until the mid nineteenth century. Featuring shanties, the long and rhythmic work songs sung by crewmembers of packet ships, alongside the more up-beat forebitters or fo'c'sle songs, more often sung with instrumental accompaniment and reserved for off-duty hours.
https://www.nts.live/shows/the-nts-guide-to/episodes/shanties-forebitters-songs-of-the-sea-26th-january-2021

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