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Sea Chantey Workshop with John Roberts & Chris Koldewey

June 26, 2021 at 9:10 am

John Roberts has been singing English folk songs since the early 1960s, when he joined a local folk club in his native Worcestershire. In America since 1968, he joined with Tony Barrand to form a duo which has lasted ever since. Singing in unaccompanied harmony, or with concertina or banjo, their entertaining style has delighted audiences. These days, he mostly performs solo, with long-time partner Lisa Preston, or in tandem with Debra Cowan. He presents a selection of songs (music of the sea is one of his specialties), some well-known to folk aficionados and others less so. johnrobertsfolksong.com

Chris Koldewey sings many songs that have entered into the oral tradition of American and British folk music—work-songs from the days of sail, songs of love and parting, ballads and story songs of the supernatural, or songs our forbearers might have sung “just for the fun of it.” These are the stories of those who came before, built and nurtured their families and their country, and who left some of those stories in their music.  Chris can accompany himself on guitar, banjo, fiddle, concertina, mandolin, and other things common to an average garage sale. chriskoldewey.com


June 26, 2021
9:10 am
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