“Drunken Sailor” is a sea shanty, also known as “What Shall We Do with a/the Drunken Sailor”.
The shanty was sung to accompany certain work tasks aboard sailing ships, especially those that required a bright walking pace. It is believed to originate in the early 19th century or before, during a period when ships’ crews, especially those of military vessels, were sufficiently large to permit hauling a rope whilst simply marching along the deck. With the advent of merchant packet and clipper ships and their smaller crews, which required different working methods, use of the shanty appears to have declined or shifted to other, minor tasks. (Wikipedia)
Also know as drunken sailer bij the Irish Rovers
In this episode from The Rapalje Show we are top models during a photoshoot for a calendar!
And we take you back to a fantastic festival in Germany where we sing a song for you: let is know what you think!
Full concert show Rapalje Celtic folk music @ Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum Festival MPS Hamburg, Germany
Full concert with Irish and Scottish Celtic Folk Music at the Odin’s Krieger Festival from our Brazil Tour in São Paulo, Brazil at Tropical Butantã.
What shall we do with a drunken sailor The Drunken Sailor in Brazil?
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Performed by Rapalje Celtic Folk Music at the Odin’s Krieger Festival in São Paulo, Brazil.
Welcome to the Rapalje show and this is the fourth part of our Brazil special! Where we talk about the travel plan and more…
This double CD is full of all the songs that make the heart of every Rapalje fan beat faster!
“Drunken Sailor” is a sea shanty, also known as “What Shall We Do with a/the Drunken Sailor”
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Have you seen our necklace with the Fyndlingh coin? With this coin you can also pay during the Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival. Now you can collect all 4.
The front has the Rapalje logo, the back an instrument (bagpipes, violin, gitouki, harmonium) with our motto „Be Easy And Free“.