The Great Age of Sail: Maritime Music with The Johnson Girls - Live Summer Music Series
Thursday, July 23rd at 6:30
Register July 1st
*All in-person events are held in compliance with the Governor's Executive Orders and are subject to change if guidance changes.*
We hope you will enjoy these outdoor performances (weather permitting). Limited to 50 people. You must bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. We will monitor for social distancing. No refreshments will be served; but you are welcome to bring your own!
The Johnson Girls have been a force on the folk and maritime music scene for over two decades as the leading all-woman, a cappella maritime group in the world. Believing that sea chanteys and songs of the sea were the first real “World Music”, Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdre Murtha each bring a special influence to the group. Whether performing at packed international folk festivals, intimate venues, workshops, or presenting school or library programs, The Johnson Girls remain true to their mission of keeping chantey singing and its history alive, bringing women’s voices to the fore, and encouraging everyone to join in the revelry. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, sensitive renderings of haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, they sweep their audiences along in a tidal fervor. “The Johnson Girls, chantey singers from America, took the place by storm… Those who thought a chantey singer had to be male, bearded, and with a beer gut, needed to think again.” - Cornwall Guardian (UK)
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