Music of the Old West, Old Country
Rockland — The Sail, Power and Steam Museum will present a concert by Skip Gorman and Connie Dover Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Cowboy singer/musician Gorman and Celtic singer and poet Dover bring together their down-deep, heartfelt interpretations of the traditional music of the American West, Ireland and Scotland.
Dover, described by the Boston Globe as the finest ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez; and Gorman, whom Bluegrass Unlimited magazine calls a masterful interpreter of cowboy ballads, blend their music in a concert of the "sweet old songs" of the trail, the cow camp and the Old-World ballads that were their predecessors.
Gorman and Dover met in the Owl Creek Mountains of north central Wyoming, where she is a ranch cook and he worked as an entertainer and wrangler during cattle drives and roundups. Their chance meeting on the trail led to impromptu duets around evening campfires and blossomed into a musical friendship that led to concerts throughout the United States.
The duo’s performances are a rare treat, celebrating the ballads and old-time dance tunes that brought them together on the Wyoming prairie. Tickets are $15, in advance or at the door; calling ahead for good seats at 701-7627 or 596-0200 is suggested.
The Sail, Power and Steam Museum is at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St. For more information on the Sail, Power and Steam Museum and its programs, email email@example.com or visit sharpspointsouth.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.