Jim Bean and Steve Sullwold

Thursday, February 7th 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Jim Bean and Steve Sullwold, both long time residents of the SouthCoast, have been singing together for over 30 years, sharing maritime songs, gospel, shape note hymns and original works with their audiences.

As members of the Beans, they have appeared locally at the Working Waterfront Festival, the New Bedford Folk Festival, the Mystic Sea Music Festival, the NEFFA Festival, aboard the Schooner Ernestina Morrisey, and as far afield as Washington DC, for the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. They provide their songs with varied traditional accompaniments on guitar, banjo, mandolin and concertina, and add rich vocal harmonies, delighting listeners everywhere.

Tickets are $12/members, $15/non-members. Available on-line, at the Center gift shop, and at the door. Doors open at 6:30. On street parking is free!

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Eddie Dillon, Tom Kennedy

and Joe Zajac

Thursday, March 7th 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Irish Songs of the Sea is a new performance featuring the combined talents of Eddie Dillon, Tom Kennedy and Joe Zajac. This trio is honing down their repertoire to include only songs about the mariner’s tradition – from whalers’ chanteys to contemporary ballads, they are borrowing from their Irish roots to present an exciting evening of song, wit and story.

Eddie Dillon is a singer songwriter, raconteur and guitarist known for his wit and compositions that embrace the acutely sensitive while paying homage to the American catalog of musical comedy.

Tom Kennedy and Joe Zajac have been performing around the Northeast for more than thirty years. Their music encompasses a number of different musical styles including Irish and American folk, bluegrass, country, and old-time rock and roll. Those various musical influences are reflected in the instruments they play: guitar, banjo, mandolin, pennywhistle, and harmonica.

Tickets are $12/members, $15/non-members. Available on-line, at the Center gift shop, and at the door. Doors open at 6:30. On street parking is free!

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John Campbell

Thursday, April 4th 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Jon Campbell owned a workboat before he owned a car. In those days bay scallops, clams, and quahogs, flounder and lobsters were abundant in the coastal ponds and Narragansett Bay. Regulations were few and the commercial fisheries were still represented by independent men in wooden Eastern Rigs.

For the past 25 years Jon has been writing and performing music based on the wide range of experience available to those people living in coastal regions, the tourists, the cuisine, the fisheries, cranky Yankees and an assortment of humorous and poignant characters.

Jon has been a recognized Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Folk Artist since 1982.

Tickets are $12/members, $15/non-members. Available on-line, at the Center gift shop, and at the door. Doors open at 6:30. On street parking is free!

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