Sandwiched In with Chris Koldewey - Maritime Music and Songs of the Sea

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Registration for this event will be open from June 24, 2024 @ 9:00am to July 19, 2024 @ 12:00pm.

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Join folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Koldewey who will present an informative concert of traditional Shanties (sailor’s work songs) and Forebitters (Ballads) from our maritime past.   We will journey, virtually, out to sea as our forbearers did in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  We’ll hear the shanties and see the shipboard jobs for which they were used, as well as the stories and lore of our connection to the sea.  Chris will give us a taste of what life out at sea might have sounded like on deck, and below.  Chris was born and raised in Port Washington, and has been singing folk music and sea music in particular since his early teens. 

Sponsored by the Library's Nautical Advisory Council