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Chanteys and Maritime Songs – Bring Your Voices and Bring Your Friends

July 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
38 Bethel Street
New Bedford
MA 02740
(508) 993-8894

Join us Wednesday, July 7th from 6:00pm-8:00pm for “Chanteys and Maritime Songs – Bring Your Voices and Bring Your Friends,” a chantey workshop and singalong lead by The Johnson Girls at the Fishing Heritage Center. Open to the public with a “pass-the-hat” voluntary contribution.

Formed in 1997, The Johnson Girls are the leading all-woman maritime song group in the world. Sea chanteys and songs, as the first real “world music”, captured their imagination. Just as sailors who were heavily influenced by the songs they heard while traveling the world over, each of the Johnson Girls brings a special style to the ensemble. Their extensive repertoire of both traditional and contemporary material includes sea chanteys and work songs of other traditions, African-American, Canadian, Caribbean, Irish, French, Italian as well as songs from the inland waterways and fisheries. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, sensitive renderings of haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, The Johnson Girls dazzle audiences wherever they perform. Learn more at

This program is part of “Women’s Work” programming which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, Mass Cultural Council, and the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils.

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