Rockland Folk Arts at Sail, Power & Steam

Series ends with Singing the Sea Oct. 19

Oct 12, 2018
Photo by: Pete Verdon/Wikimedia Creative Commons “Going Aloft” offers a view that has inspired many a song.

Rockland — The 2018 concert series sponsored by Rockland Folk Arts will conclude its inaugural season with an “all-voices-on-deck” concert celebrating music of sailors and the sea Friday night, Oct. 19, at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. concert.

Special guests Cliff Haslam, Larry Kaplan and Kieron Means will travel from nearby New England states to join a hearty crew of Maine-based performers — Nick Apollonio, David Dodson, Fred Gosbee, Sara Grey, Julia Lane, Dave MacLurg, Nancy Mattila, Jacqui Morse, Kendall Morse, Megan Rogers, Riki Schneyer, George Stephens, Bob Stuart, Dick Swain, Andy Wallace and Kathy Westra — for an evening of maritime-themed chorus songs and chanteys. Admission is $15, $12 for museum members, cash or checks only. There is plenty of free parking at the museum.

English-born Haslam from Connecticut is well known for his rich, baritone voice and his repertoire of songs and chanteys from the British Isles. He has performed at the Mystic Sea Music Festival and many other festivals, as well as being resident singer for many years at Connecticut’s Griswold Inn. Singer/songwriter Kaplan, also from Connecticut, is well known for his lyric songs celebrating the Atlantic coast and the people who live and sail the coast of Maine. His songs celebrating Maine schooners Alice Wentworth and Bowdoin have become folk classics. Upstate New York-based performer and recording artist Means will round out the list of guest singers, joining his mother and frequent performing partner, Rockland resident and internationally known singer and banjo player Sara Grey, in maritime songs from the United Kingdom and the United States.

Everyone is invited to bring friends and voices to end the 2018 concert series with rousing choruses and good friends. Thanks will be extended to Capt. Jim Sharp for providing the great venue for this new series. Rockland Folk Arts is an all-volunteer collaborative dedicated to presenting live folk music in Midcoast Maine. For more information visit the Rockland Folk Arts Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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