Cobscook Bay Music
On Saturday, October 17 at 2 pm, Cobscook Bay Music and the Crow Town Gallery is proud to host a fundraiser for the Lubec Lost Fishermen Memorial featuring “FROM AWAY DOWNEAST” - America’s Easternmost Chantey Group who are graciously donating their talent for this worthy occasion.
You will find information about the concert by clicking on the "Events Calendar" menu item and you can make reservations in the event detail page - just scroll down to find the form. You will need to either create an account (under the login menu item) or just enter your information in the reservation form and an account will be created for you. This is all new so feel free to email or call if you have difficulties.
Here's some interesting biographical information about "From Away Downeast":
"From Away Downeast" is dedicated to researching and performing historic songs of the sea, and to bringing about a revival in the singing of songs of Downeast Maine's traditional seafaring culture.
Susan Sanfilippo – vocals, limberjack
Stephen Sanfilippo – vocals, 5-string banjo, squeeze boxes, harmonica
Jim Sherman – vocals, guitar
Susan and Stephen Sanfilippo have been performing together since the early 1970s, mostly on their native Long Island, New York, but also considerably in Downeast Maine, especially since their part-time transplant to Washington County six years ago. They have a long background in researching and performing historic American music, particularly music of the late Colonial and Revolutionary War periods, and songs of the maritime trades. Susan, the daughter of a U.S. Merchant Marine seaman of W.W.II, served for 34 years as Museum Education Director for the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Historical Society. Since her retirement she has been active as a Maine Master Gardener at historic sites in Downeast Maine, and as Curator of the Pembroke Historical Society.
Published: 29 September 2015
Created: 05 October 2015
It's long past time that the Cobscook Bay Music lost its "nineties" look, so the old paint has been stripped off, floors ripped up - oh, never mind - just let's demolish the thing and start over!
The above was posted back in May. So far it's been a struggle just to keep on on the musical events but things are winding down and so progress should speed up once I figure out what I want to do. Let me know what you'd like to see - one thing I plan is a gallery of past concerts - videos, photos etc.
Published: 31 March 2015
Created: 06 September 2015