2017 was one of the best years ever for Great Bay Sailor. It was certainly a year filled with sailor songs, sea shantys, traditional music sessions, maritime music, and much more. We performed at a wide range of venues including the Museums of Old York, Strawberry Banke Museum, Firehouse Center for the Arts, the Gundalow, and Pro Portsmouth first night. Carrigan and Blair released a new CD that is a precursor to a full GBS CD. We continue to perform, in whole or in part, at weekly gigs at the Barley House and the Stone Church. We met a ton of amazing new people and hopefully spread the joys of traditional music. We will do our best to keep you up to date on upcoming events via our calendar page. Thanks!
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.