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Don Sineti with Steve Roys “Whales and Blubber” CONCERT
September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come join us in having a whale of a good time with Artist/Shantyman Don Sineti accompanied by Steve Roys!
Don Sineti from Bloomfield, Connecticut began doing artwork of Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) after returning from Vietnam in 1968 where he served in the 199th Infantry Brigade.
He is co-founder and former president of the Cetacean Society International. He illustrated five major publications about cetaceans and has had two shows at the United Nations. He has thirty pieces on permanent display at Hale Kohola (House of The Whale) Museum in Maui, Hawaii. His desire is for the art to have the “look and feel” of traditional sailor art but with anatomically correct cetaceans.
As a shantyman (someone who performs sailor work songs) Don has recorded two CD’s and performed around the world. He is currently on staff at the Mystic Seaport Museum.
Don Sineti Biography
|Don Sineti , folksinger, songwriter, part-time sea chanteyman at historic Mystic Seaport Museum (with one of the most powerful voices on the Eastern Seaboard!), and long-neck, 5-string banjo picker, is also an award-winning marine mammal illustrator with a number of prestigious exhibitions and books to his credit. For over twenty years, he has combined his exhaustive knowledge of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) with his boundless energy, to deliver rousing renditions of songs from the days of wooden ships and iron men, alongside his own compositions dedicated to saving whales and the degraded marine environment. With a booming voice and a hearty laugh, he shares his music, his art, and his unrestrained love for the whale with audiences of all ages.
With folk songs ranging from boisterous sea shanties to haunting whaling
Don can speak with exhaustive knowledge about whales and dolphins,
Internationally acclaimed for his accurate portrayals of marine mammals, Don
Don combines his talents as folksinger/shantyman, instrumentalist, artist and
Don served as a consultant for the 20th Century Fox movie “Master And Commander, The Far Side Of The World”. They requested his input on the traditional sea songs used in the film. He said it was great fun, and he got a “thanks” on the C.D.