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Salty Dawg Speaker Series: Sea Shanties and Songs of the Sea
August 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 amFree
JR Shanty Co, comprised of wife and husband team Julianne Laird and Richard Workman, is an instrumental and vocal folk duo, which performs traditional sea shanties and songs of the sea. Featuring instrumentals on guitar and cello, these lifelong music educators energetically share the history behind sailing work songs, ballads, and legends with humor and authenticity.
The program is part of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum’s 2022 Salty Dawgs Speaker Series, which features 23 presenters on North Carolina maritime history and culture including topics on piracy, shipwrecks, whaling, sea shanties and the mystery of the Lost Colony. The speakers are historians, divers, maritime history Master’s candidates, musicians, professors, researchers, and authors. These talks are scheduled on Tuesdays from May through September at 11 a.m. They run 30-45 minutes. The public is invited. No reservations are necessary. Call 252-986-0723 for more information.