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Sea Music Festival

June 6 - June 9

Join us for the 40th annual Sea Music Festival featuring four days filled with workshops, concerts, hands-on demonstrations, and a scholarly symposium – all celebrating the music of the sea! From songs of the golden age of sail to contemporary compositions, the Sea Music Festival includes a wide variety of sea music both modern and traditional, a children’s stage with special performances for families, and demonstrations of maritime work songs – or chanteys – aboard our historic vessels.

As one of the world’s premier sea music events, performers come from around the world and across the United States.

Daytime concerts, workshops, and the Symposium are included with Museum admission. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening concerts require the purchase of a separate ticket. Combination passes are available for this event, including Two-Day and All-Access.

2019 Performers

Celeste Bernardo – MA

Jerry Bryant – MA

Marc Bernier – RI

Ellen Cohn – CT

John Conolly w/ Janie Meneely & Rob Van Sante – England and MD

Stuart Frank and Mary Malloy – MA

Georgia Sea Island Singers – Ron & Natalie Daise – GA

Glenn Grasso – NY

Martin & Philip Hugill – England

The Johnson Girls – NY & CT

Peter Kasin & Richard Adrianowitz – CA

Lynz Morahn – CT

Dave Peloquin – ME

William Pint & Felicia Dale – WA

John Roberts with Deb Cowan – NY & MA

The Rum Soaked Crooks – Tom Goux & Jacek Sulanowski w/ Dan Lanier – MA

Ken Sweeney – CT

The Swiss Mariners – Switzerland

Carl Thornton – VT

Bob Walser – MN

Jeff Warner – NH