For Immediate Release
Haul Away, Oh!
If you can't hear the wind in the rigging when William Pint and Felicia Dale break out in song, then you're not listening. This Seattle-based duo will present a lively program of maritime music old and new on ______________________________________________
Be prepared to sing along. Pint and Dale make it easy. Whether it's a familiar tune like "Cape Cod Girls" or a new rendition of "Handsome Cabin Boy," Pint and Dale relish the added vocals. "There are only two of us," Pint points out. "It's nice to fill out the choruses and make it sound more like it would have sounded on the deck of a working ship." Pint hails from Milwaukee, but found himself--and maritime music--while on sojourn in the Puget Sound area. There he met Dale, a sea captain's daughter. In the ensuing two decades the couple has performed around the world, collecting songs from the British Isles, the coastal regions of France, the Canadian Maritimes as well as the Northeast U.S. Nine albums to date showcase their powerful harmonies and dramatic instrumental work (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, penny whistles, and hurdy-gurdy); their songs range from traditional work chanteys like "One More Day" to ghostly ballads like "Tryphina's Extra Hand" to true tales of courage like "Harbo and Samuelson" who dared to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat.
One of the attractions of their performances is Felicia’s hurdy-gurdy, an instrument dating back to the 12th century. It is basically a mechanical violin, but is played by turning a crank while fingering a keyboard! In Felicia’s practiced hands, it can wail like wild bagpipes, bark like a mad terrier, or roll like a gentle swell.
The Washington Post has descibed their work
thoroughly entertaining. beautifully crafted and
Sing Out! Magazine says,
You won't regret setting sail on a musical journey
with Pint and Dale
Dirty Linen! Magazine says,
"William Pint and Felicia Dale
rank among North America's most exciting interpreters of music
based in the traditions of the British Isles and France... unconventional
but spine-tingling... unique and mesmerizing "
Come and share life at sea with them for a few spellbinding hours. The concert begins at ______________________
Contact person: __________________