2008-05-29 / News

Maritime music focus of weekend event

Traditional and contemporary maritime music will highlight the 29th annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport June 13 to 15.

Musicians will perform onstage Saturday from noon to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Themed workshops and demonstrations will also take place aboard the Charles W. Morgan and L.A. Dunton, both of which will be hauled out for restoration later this year.

The workshops cover a wide range of maritime themes, including, "Songs of Fishing," "Women & the Sea," "Irish Influence," "Different Tongues," "Songs of Whaling" and "Love Ashore & Afloat." All workshops are included with regular Mystic Seaport admission and do not require separate tickets.

Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world. The museum is located one mile south of exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, Conn. and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18.50 for adults and $13 for children ages 6 to 17. Children 5 and under are admitted for free. For more information, call 888.973.2767 or visit www.mysticseaport.org.

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