Sea Music Festival and Music of the Sea Symposium
Sea Music Festival
Each year Mystic Seaport hosts the Sea Music Festival, one of the world’s premier sea music events. Fans of traditional sea music gather to hear Mystic Seaport’s chantey staff and performers from around the globe carry on musical traditions from 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.
Music of the Sea Symposium
The Music of the Sea Symposium explores the interaction between sea, music, and song. As an integral part of the annual Sea Music Festival, this two-day collaborative program between Mystic Seaport, the United States Coast Guard Academy and University of Connecticut – Avery Point explores subjects from history and folklore, to literature and ethnomusicology along with many other related topics.
Become a Friend of the Festival
The Friends of the Festival is a leadership gift club for the Sea Music Festival. We invite you to join this dedicated group of individuals who, through their generosity, ensure the well-being and future of the Sea Music Festival. To learn more, email the Mystic Seaport Advancement Department or call 860.572.5365.