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,



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