03/15/13
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GBS Members at Stone Church

Thirsty Irish Thursday

An Irish night fit for everyone

6:00-9:00 PM Thursdays at The Stone Church Meeting House, 5 Granite St. Newmarket, NH 03857

Irish night, a.k.a. “Thirsty Irish Thursday” is becoming quite a phenomenon in good ole’  Newmarket, NH.  The Stone Church has always been known for live music- especially folk.  I’ve had many guest on “Local Folk” talk about the great open mics and folk dinners that used to happen up there.  Like all things, the music seemed to change over the years, and I think the crowd might have as well.  All that has changed with new ownership and the advent of “Thirsty Irish Thursdays”.

It’s both  an evening and an event in which all are welcome.

From retirees to babies to be, our growing crowd runs the gamut of people and personalities.  It’s a great place for kids and families as well as old friends, workmates, and locals.  The event and atmosphere feel familiar and all of us performers are enjoying the event immensely.  Here are some photos from March 14, 2013.  The performers were (from left to right) Jeff Murdoch, Steve Carrigan, Roger Burridge, James Prendergast, Bruce Macintyre, and cameo appearance by Chris Vaughn.  Let us know if you see yourself.

 

03/10/13
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GBS in Nottingham

Shanties, Foc’sl Songs, and Ballads

Maritime Music in more ways than one

Saturday’s concert at the Nottingham Community Church was a great success.  Part of the mission of Great Bay Sailor is to explore and share a wide variety of material with new audiences.  To some, there may be a preconceived idea as to what maritime music is supposed to be or sound like. Last night’s concert would likely cause a paradigm shift in those who think of the seafaring genre as simply boisterous working songs.  We attempt to share the diversity of sound and culture that represents the true music of the waterways.  So, please stop in to one of our shows and let us share our love of the music with you.

 

 

02/27/13
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A Celebration of Songs and Tunes in the Maritime Tradition

You are invited to :

A Celebration of Songs and Tunes in the Maritime Tradition

As performed by:

Great Bay Sailor

Time:  Saturday, March 9, 2013.  7:30PM to 9:30PM.

Place:   Nottingham Community Church, 106 Church Street (at the corner of Church Street and Route 156, near the junction of Route152), Nottingham, NH 03290.

Tickets:  Advance tickets are $15 (call Gary at 679-5795) and $18 at the door.  Children 12 and under are free.

02/16/13
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Remembering Elysium Arts

We will miss Elysium Arts Folk Club.  Thanks Joe Simes for all his hard work keeping the club open for so long.  It was as close to an authentic 60′s style folk “coffee house” as could be found anywhere.  We were always blessed by a full house during our Yuletide concert series.  Here are some photos from that show in 2011

 

02/16/13
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GBS in Phippsburg, ME

One of our favorite shows of 2012 was at the Phippsburg Congregational Church located on a beautiful hill by the ocean in Phippsburg, ME.  Part of their community outreach is a popular folk concert series.  Maritime musician and historian Bob Webb brought us up to this venue to share with the Mainers what a bunch of Portsmouth musicians could do.  It was a great show and, like most sailors, we hope to return someday.