Join us on October 5 at 7:00pm down at the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek. Our last talk of the season will have a musical flair and entertain young and old alike. David HB Drake is the real thing. He has spent a lifetime singing about the sea, working on tall ships, and teaching the lore and skills of an able-bodied seaman.
Drake has served as crew, musician, and shanty man for tall ships including the HMS Bounty, Clearwater, Maryland Dove, Pride of Baltimore, Earnestina, and Wisconsin’s flagship, the Lake Schooner “Dennis Sullivan” serving as shanty man/historian/educator for since her launch in 2000. He has been featured at the Chicago, Green Bay, and Duluth Tall Ships Festivals, Annapolis Maritime Festival, Door County Maritime Festival, and Milwaukee Schooner Days. His music is a voyage from the deep salt waters to freshwater Inland Seas and Midwestern lakes and rivers. Drake performs on guitar, banjo, dulcimer, concertina, Native American flute, and acapella presenting the work songs (shanties) and off-watch (fo’castle) songs of seamen from around the world. Audiences are encouraged to sing-along with these easily learned songs and hear the legend and lore of the sea.
Come and relax as we conclude our Gibraltar talks series and enjoy music, folklore and even sing along.
Gibraltar Historical Association, a non-profit sharing history with our community and visitors. Visit our museum Alexander Noble House at 4176 Main Street for “A Glimpse of the Past” with an added feature, Victorian Christmas in the Parlor. Open Tuesday-Saturdays, 10-3:00. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 920-868-2091 or www.historicnoble.org.
Free Audio tours of 23 historic buildings in Fish Creek are available 24 hours a day. Find a blue tile marker, dial 920-269-0014, and enter the number followed by the # sign and enjoy. Rack Cards available on the front porch of Alexander Noble House Museum or Fish Creek’s Visitor Center.