N. O. Quarter Shanty Krewe

N. O. Quarter Shanty Krewe
New Orleans, LA

Formed in 2002, the NO Quarter Shanty Krewe is a group of sea music enthusiasts from the New Orleans area. Each member shares a love of sea shanties and also shares our mission to keep alive the songs and traditions of sailors from the great age of sail. Shanties once rang out over the docks and wharves of port cities such as New Orleans, making them a part of fabric of the city. Songs of the sea and of the rolling rivers, songs of the heart and the spirit—all are part of the Shanty Krewe’s song bag.

The group sings in a rousing a cappella style, occasionally with instrumental accompaniment. Each song, is an invitation for the audience to sing along, clap in time or just stamp their feet to the music. The Krewe has a repertoire that spans the ocean and set lists to delight one and all.

Stan Rogers, the “Mary Ellen Carter “

“And you, to whom adversity has dealt the final blow
With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go
Turn to, and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain
And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.
Rise again, rise again – though your heart it be broken
And life about to end
No matter what you’ve lost, be it a home, a love, a friend.
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again”