Seaport to host Sea Music Festival in June

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Musicians from around the world will come to Mystic Seaport to celebrate the musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail June 7-10 at the 33rd annual Sea Music Festival.

The weekend’s festivities include concerts, a storytelling stage, instructional workshops, folk dancing, and a scholar’s symposium. The festival is the premier sea music event in North America.

In addition to the Mystic Seaport Chantey Staff, scheduled performers hail from Maryland, Iceland and Canada.

Overall, 20 individuals and groups will perform at the Festival.

New for 2012 are a storytelling stage co-sponsored by the Connecticut Storytelling Center and an evening sea music “contra dance,” a style of partnered folk dancing traditional to New England.

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