This will be a great couple of weeks around New York harbor for lovers of the music of the sea. ”Sailing to Staten Island: The Immigrant Experience” is a free concert Saturday night at the Noble Maritime Collection at Snug Harbor in Staten Island with a fantastic line up of singers, songwriters and musicians. The concert will feature famed Liverpool maritime singer & songwriter, Hughie Jones; All-Ireland sean-nos singer, Jim MacFarland; influential interpreter of nautical song & lore, Frank Woerner; singer & actor, in the role of William Main Doerflinger, Frank Hendricks; noted Staten Island singer & songwriter, Bob Wright; transatlantic singer & instrumentalist, Bob Conroy; singer of American ballads, Bill Grau; and singer,songwriter & sailor, Jan Christensen. The concert will be held at the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural, Building D, 1000 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, New York 10301 at 7:30 PM on Saturday October 13th, 2012.
Then on Thursday, October 18th, at 8PM, Hughie Jones will perform in concert atbForest Haven Center for Dance and Music, 358 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10301. Opening for Hughie will be Harbortown, featuring Bob Wright, Bob Conroy, Bill Doerge, and Jan Christensen. Admission is $10.00.
The monthly William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection at Snug Harbor will be held on Sunday, October 21st, at 2pm at the the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural, Building D, 1000 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, New York 10301. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.