The Lost Quays

The Wellerman has arrived in the Music Room.

Our Sea Shanties unit is now available.
A set of seven fully presented lessons around the theme of Sea Shanties.

Written by We’re Orff author, Tamara O’Brien and Music Room author, Kevin O’Mara and introducing the Lost Quays shantymen.

This is a full Powerpoint style presentation with embedded audio and video + additional teacher book.
The unit is heavily inspired by the Orff Approach – our resident Orff Practitioner Tamara O’Brien along with Music Room’s own Kevin O’Mara have worked with the Lost Quays to bring this unit to you.

You can purchase access here.

We have a video demonstration here of the first parts of lesson 1.
Please note that the title is a slideshow presentation – and this video is a demonstration of the first few slides.

These are among the most exciting Orff inspired lessons in the history of Seafaring!
Check the bottom of this article for a special offer on Music Room 6 and a lttle more about its music genre units.

We have teamed up with the Lost Quays, a Fremantle based shanty group to bring you a version of “The Wellerman” – as well as other sea shanties and songs – in keys you can work with your students.

These lessons start with the now famous “Wellerman”.
Suitable for middle and upper primary levels (years 4-7).
Informed by the Orff Approach, the lessons cover song, melody, beat and rhythm, movement, call and response, tuned and untuned instruments and ukulele as well as performance.
Our Orff practitioner, Tamara O’Brien, presents the lessons to your class. All you need to do is prepare your classroom and join in with your students. Audio, video and scores are all included.

The companion Music Room Sea Shanties Teacher Book gives you all the background you need, is in eBook format and is included with this title.

Don’t know “The Wellerman”
What’s TikTok all about?
We’ll bet your students know.

From the Guardian ….
The true story behind the viral TikTok sea shanty hit
Rediscovered song, which has a ‘cheerful energy’, was likely written by a teenage sailor or shore whaler in New Zealand in the 1830s
Nathan Evans, a 26-year-old postman and aspiring musician from outside Glasgow,
is credited with having started the “ShantyTok” trend with his rousing rendition of Wellerman,
posted on TikTok in in late December (2020).
Read more and find more links here.

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Music Room Level 6

Music Room Level 6 explores 7 different music genres – with an eight now added as an extra unit – Sea songs and shanties.

  • Reggae Rhythms
  • Celtic Heartbeat
  • Pacific Harmonies
  • Latin Grooves
  • Blues Changes
  • Jazz Colours
  • Gospel Voices
  • + Sea Shanties (as an additional Music Room Alive unit)

We have a modified special offer, giving you free access to the new Sea Shanty unit with the purchase of Music Room 6.
Claim your Music Room discount offer today! (link to this page)