Sea Music Festival
Mystic Seaport is proud to host its 35th annual Sea Music Festival, one of the world’s premier sea music events. Fans of traditional sea music gather each year to hear the Museum’s chantey staff and international performers carry on the classic musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail through today. The festival has featured music from maritime cultures from around the world, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Australia, Iceland, Poland, Netherlands, France, Canada and Africa, as well as native peoples within the United States.
The weekend’s festivities include concerts, special performances for children, instructional workshops, and a unique opportunity to witness sea music at work aboard the Museum’s historic vessels. The festival also features the Music of the Sea Symposium, a two-day program that explores the interaction between sea, music, and song.