The Shanteyman is B.J. Whitehouse. Mr. Whitehouse taught music in the public schools for 32 years and has written articles about sea shanties and sung the music of the sea for long time! In addition to teaching., B.J. has directed a number of choirs throughout the years and has recently worked at Mystic Seaport as a member of the demonstration squad. He has worked aloft on the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world as well performing other tasks throughout the seaport.
Invite Mr. Whitehouse into your school and let him share his knowledge of love of this music with your students, in either an assembly or classroom setting.