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Sea Shanties – From Ship to Shore


Organized in partnership with the AMS New England Chapter and the world-renowned Peabody Essex Museum, this event will explore the history of sea shanties and new England’s maritime history with live music-making interspersed with short public lecture-demonstrations. The event will feature James Revell Carr, Associate Professor and Director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music at the University of Kentucky, and Pallas Catenella, PhD candidate at the Eastman School of Music and scholar of maritime music and 19th-century operatic technologies. The event will also include brief remarks from Evan MacCarthy, President of the AMS New England Chapter and Five College Visiting Assistant Professor Musicology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Daniel Finamore, Associate Director – Exhibitions, The Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History at the PEM.

This event will be held at the Peabody Essex Museum on Saturday, 4 March 2023 at 1:00pm. Open to the public with museum admission.


Check out this YouTube video of the event filmed by the Peabody Essex Museum.

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