Geoff Kaufman Live In Studio A
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Listeners get a sneak preview of the 23rd Annual Sea Music Festival at Connecticuts Mystic Seaport. The festivals runs from June 6-9 with evening concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, academic sessions and workshops and demonstrations all day Saturday and Sunday.
Geoff Kaufman is a chanteyman at Mystic Seaport, a solo performer and a member of Forebitter, the Seaports well-known chantey group and traveling ambassadors. Geoff performed live and we also programmed and discussed music of performers who will be appearing at the festival.
One of the highlights of festival will be the appearance of the Barrouallie Whalers from St. Vincent, Grenadines, whaling and fishermen originally recorded and written about some 30-plus years ago by folklorist Roger Abrahams (who will be in attendance). His book on the whalers is being reprinted for the festival and there is an academic session on the music.
Geoff Kaufman Live in WSHUs Studio A
Live: Coast Of Peru
CD: Martin Carthy, The Whale Catchers
Abrahams Tape: Barrouallie Whalers fading into Forebitter, Blackbird Get Up
Live: Lynchburg Town
Live: The Shanteymans Life
CD: Debra Cowan, The Banks Of Green Willow
CD: Louis Killen, The Shoals Of Herring
CD: Finest Kind, A Sailors Life
CD: Bob Webb, Bank Trollers
CD: Bob Walser, Down Trinidad
Live: Go To Sea No More
Live: The River Lea(trad/tune: Gina Dunlap)
More information on Mystic Seaport, Geoff Kaufman, Forebitter and sea music:www.mysticseaport.org