Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jenny Kottler / 410 295-0104
What: Winter Concert: Castlebay
When: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Admission: In advance: $15/Museum members; $20/non-members; $20 at the door
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street,Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org 410 295-0104
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 5, 2013
Castlebay in Concert: Maine Songs & Stories at the Annapolis Maritime Museum
Castlebay treats the audience to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic, blending the timeless traditions of Maine's nautical legacy and its poignant Celtic heritage.
Performing at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on Sunday, March 10, from 7-9 p.m., Castlebay consists of Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee, who have played traditional music for most of their lives. With a deep appreciation for the unique character of their home state of Maine, Castlebay weaves history, legend and experience into their personable performance style. Their concerts feature poignant ballads sung in Lane's ethereal soprano and Gosbee's rich baritone, plus joyous dance tunes played on Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle.
Since 1984 Castlebay has created a body of work that celebrates Maine's maritime heritage and environment. Known for their intelligent arrangements of traditional music, Lane and Gosbee have also received critical praise for their evocative original compositions: Gosbee for his finely crafted narrative ballads, and Lane for her imagery and beautiful melodies. Many of their songs have as themes the lives of those who live by the sea -– not only deep water sailors, but also shipwrights, coasters, fishermen and their wives.
Among their two dozen recording releases, Lane and Gosbee have written, recorded and produced two albums of completely original music: Song of the Sea and The Ballad of Cappy John.
Castlebay performs frequently at festivals, museums, schools and folk clubs in the United States and abroad, including more than ten years at the International Festival of the Sea in England and Scotland; The Edinburgh Folk Festival, Scotland; Bethlehem Musikfest, Pa.; Mystic Seaport, Conn.; St. Mary's City, Md.; as well as local events such as Windjammer Days, OPSail 2000, Wooden Boat Festival and the Maine Lobster Festival. They were commissioned to write the music for a full-length concert program, Sang O the Solway, which was presented several times throughout Scotland, and their music has been used on Turner Broadcasting's Portrait of America series.
Tickets may be purchased in advance until March 10 at 5 p.m., online at www.amaritime.org for $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets at the door are $25. Coffee and cookies will be served. The Annapolis Maritime Museum is located at 723 Second St, in the Eastport section of Annapolis.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching adults and students about the rich maritime heritage of the area and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational experiences and programs on subjects ranging from maritime history and culture to environmental and good stewardship practices.
For more information about the Museum: www.amaritime.org