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Sea Music Festival

June 6, 2013 - June 9, 2013

Mystic Seaport is proud to host its 34th annual Sea Music Festival, one of the world’s premier sea music events. Fans of traditional sea music gather each year to hear Mystic Seaport’s Chantey Staff, along with performers from around the globe, carry on the classic musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail through today. The festival has featured music from maritime cultures 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.

Two Popular Features Return:

  • Sea Music Storytelling Stage: A dedicated storytelling stage co-sponsored by the Connecticut Storytelling Center and featuring gifted storytellers from throughout New England.
  • Sea Music Contra Dance: Kick up your heels and enjoy live music and contra dancing at Frohsinn Hall (the Mystic German Club) on Saturday, June 8, from 4-6 p.m. Frohsinn Hall is located at 54 Greenmanville Ave., across the street from the Museum’s main entrance. Admission to the Contra Dance is $8.

34th Annual Sea Music Festival Performers

AcquAria, Jerry Bryant, Jon Campbell, Debra Cowan, Mary Garvey, Sara Grey and Kieron Means, Cliff Haslam, Hoolie, Kapriol’!, Margaret McCandless, Mudhook, The New Boys of Old New York, OCEAN Celtic, William Pint and Felicia Dale, Tim Radford, SASIEDZI, Danny Spooner, and the S.S. Chanteens.

View the Sea Music Festival Performance Schedule.


Sea Music Festival