Musicians from around the world will come to Mystic Seaport in southeastern Connecticut to celebrate the musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail at the 34th annual Sea Music Festival, scheduled for June 6-9.
The weekend’s festivities include concerts, a storytelling stage, instructional workshops, folk dancing, and a scholar’s symposium.
In addition to the Mystic Seaport Chantey Staff, scheduled performers include the Sicilian group AcquAria , Kapriol from the Netherlands; and Australia’s Danny Spooner. Sara Grey, recognized as one of the finest traditional performers, will appear with her son, Kieron Means, and the group Ocean Celtic from Washington D.C., will entertain with their unique blend of Celtic and folk based on the research of two members who work at the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.
In addition, the annual Music of the Sea Symposium, hosted in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the UConn-Avery Point, will be held on June 7-8. The symposium, which features presentations of themed papers by some of the country’s leading maritime music scholars, explores the interaction between sea, music and song.