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On-Demand Programs

Songs of Ships and Sailors
Book talk and performance by Castlebay

Recorded on May 17, 2022

Whether you're a sailor, a singer, or just a lover of New England lore, you'll love the ballads and broadsides featured in Bygone Ballads from Maine Vol.1--Songs of Ships & Sailors. Julia Lane & Fred Gosbee of Castlebay spent over a decade researching and found a wealth of songs, stories and folkways from the Celtic tradition here in Maine archived in collections, recordings and even genealogies across the state. In this program they discussed their research and how they uncovered several thousand songs and ballads from Maine’s past and performed a few of their favorites.

Purchase their book from the Castlebay website.