Saturday, January 20, 2007

Music is healing for fishermen in Virginia

Last night I was watching the CBS evening news and saw a fascinating story about some older gentlmen, probably in their 60's or 70's who were trying to keep alive the ancient art of "sea chanteys." They interviewed several of the men who said they hauling in nets full of fish was very hard work, but when they all sang together as they pulled in the nets, it made the work so much easier because it not only got them into the rhythm of the work, but it also made the time pass faster. These fishermen have now gotten together a performing group that is trying to keep alive this art of singing "sea chanteys" some of which are undoubtedly hundres of years old? Do you sing while you work??

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