2018 will be a Great Year for GBS

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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 nightCarrigan 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!


Great Bay Sailor: Schedule of Holiday Celebrations

Great Bay Sailor "Yuletide"

We sincerely hope that you can join us at one of the following performances:

Yuletide Celebration at Red and Shorty’s

An intimate house concert setting in Downtown Dover, NH.

Date: December 7th, 2013

Time: 8:00 PM

Tickets: $15.00 Reservations at redandshortys@gmail.com or 603.767.3305

Address: 4 Paul St., Dover, NH 03820


Yuletide Celebration  at Lee, NH Community Grange

Tree lighting ceremony with carols followed by a yuletide concert in the Grange

Date: December 8th, 2013

Time: 4:45 PM Immediately following the annual tree lighting ceremony.

Other: Light refreshments will be available.

Address: 258 N. River Road, Lee, NH 03861

First Night Celebration, Portsmouth, NH

Jeff Warner wand Bruce MacIntyre and Great Bay Sailor

Date: December 31st, 2013

Location: Middle Street Baptist Church (tentative)

Time: 8:15 PM to 11:15 PM

Other: Admission Buttons can be purchased at various downtown locations. See the Pro Portsmouth Web Site.

Bring your voice and a friend and let’s celebrate the season in song together.

Best wishes,



GBS on Stay Tuned TV


Great Bay Sailor is on TV

Shawn Hendersons “Stay Tuned” radio program on WSCA 106.1 is now a television program on Portsmouth Public Media.
As the creator and host of “Local Folk” ,I was invited with Great Bay Sailor to perform live in the studio.  We have posted a few songs clips from the program on line, but the full, official program airs tonight.

When:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6PM for the next two weeks.

Where:  PPMtv (Channel 98)


West Indies Blues on “Stay Tuned”

Shawn Henderson, a fellow DJ and show host at WSCA 106.1, invited GBS to stop in and play a few songs live in the studio.  This is not unusual.  It is the theme of his “Stay Tuned” radio show.  He and his crew turned the radio show into a television show, and here is a cut from the upcoming show.  I’m really pleased with the result.  Jim Prendergast sure plays a mean guitar.  Thanks Shawn and  “Stay Tuned” for more….


Recording at Mill Pond Music

Here are a few pics from last summer’s recording sessions at Mill Pond Music Studio in Portsmouth, NH. We put this album on hold in order to record the now completed “Yuletide” CD. Enjoy!