I can’t bring the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan with me to your school but I can bring the experiences of having worked on it, in port, for the summer. You can see a colleague of mine on the main top ‘calling the course’ to make sure the yards (spars) are trimmed to 90 degrees. I stood there a few times. too.
The Shanteyman will sing, teach, recite, display, demonstrate and have fun teaching your students all about music of the sea. I’ll bring along a few tools of the trade, e.g., block and tackle, ditty bag, concertina, pots and pans (for our fufu band) and a whole lot of experience in singing with kids!