Join us for an evening of Maritime Music from the Chesapeake Bay and Beyond with Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante
June 1, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an intimate evening of maritime music featuring Chesapeake maven Janie Meneely and traditional balladeer Rob van Sante. Commonly seen playing with the likes of Alan Reid (of The Battlefield Band) or John Connolly (who penned Fiddler’s Green), Rob adds his virtuoso guitar to the array of Janie’s originals, while Janie adds vocal harmonies to Rob’s traditional ballads.
Janie has been singing about the Chesapeake for going on (gasp!) 30 years now, chronicling Bay history or poking fun at sailors’ traditions. The death of her husband two years ago left her without a musical partner, so this collaboration heralds the start of something new.
Dutch-born Rob is a guitarist of skill and subtlety. His mother was a child prodigy on piano, so it’s no surprise that music has played an important part in his life. During the 1970s, 80s and 90s he toured extensively throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, working with such stalwarts of the British Folk and Jazz scene as Danny Thompson, Jon Strong, Tom Napper, Tom McConville, Kate Rusby, John McCusker . . .the list goes on.
Both are delighted to bring you maritime music, merriment and mayhem, and invite you to sing along.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508.993.8894.
The performance series is a co-production of New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and the Community Economic Development Center.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.