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Sea Music Festival

Mystic Seaport is proud to host its 36th annual Sea Music Festival, one of the world’s premier sea music events. Fans of traditional sea music gather each year to hear national and international performers, along with the Museum’s chantey staff, perform music from the golden Age of Sail through the best of contemporary compositions. This year’s roster includes music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Canada, along with singers from across the United States. The weekend’s festivities include daytime and evening concerts, special performances for children, instructional workshops, and a unique opportunity to witness sea music at work aboard the Museum’s historic vessels.

Please check back soon for this year’s roster.

Evening Concerts: June 11-13, 2015

“Fitting Out” Concert at the Boat Shed - Thursday, June 11, 7 p.m.
This evening will feature the Museum’s chantey staff and a number of special guest performers getting us “fitted out” for the weekend voyage. We will be celebrating the 36th anniversary of the Sea Music Festival with solo guests from New York and Ohio and special bands from New York City and Canada.

“Unmooring” Concert at the Boat Shed - Friday, June 12, 7 p.m.
As we get “under weigh” for the rest of the weekend you’ll be treated to an exciting mix of acts from our stellar roster of performers from near and far.

“Full Sail” Concert at the Boat Shed – Saturday, June 13, 7 p.m.
Get ready for another amazing night from more great performers.

Evening concert tickets: Adult member $25, Student/Youth member $16, Adult non-member $32, Student/Youth non-member $24

Music of the Sea Symposium: June 12-13, 2015

The Music of the Sea Symposium explores the interaction between sea, music, and song. As an integral part of the Sea Music Festival, this two-day collaborative program explores subjects from history and folklore, to literature, ethnomusicology and many other related topics.

The Friday, June 12, session will be held in the Olin Science Center on the Connecticut College campus in New London, Connecticut. Admission is free. The symposium continues Saturday, June 13, at Mystic Seaport and is included in Museum admission.

Sea Music Contra Dance: June 13, 2015

Kick up your heels and enjoy live music and contra dancing at Frohsinn Hall (the Mystic German Club) on Saturday, June 13, from 4-6 p.m. The Hall is located at 54 Greenmanville Avenue in Mystic, directly across the street from Mystic Seaport’s main entrance. Admission to the Contra Dance is $8 and is included in the Sea Music Festival “All Access” pass.