Northeast artists featured in two April concerts!
Gordon Bok & Carol Rohl
Saturday, April 5th at 7:30 pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center
tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com
Master at the top of his craft and art, Gordon Bok returns to Seattle with Carol Rohl for another spellbinding concert of traditional and original folk and maritime music.
Gordon Bok grew up around the boatyards of Camden, Maine. In his early years, he worked on a variety of vessels, from passenger schooners to yachts. He learned many tunes, sea songs, stories, legends and ballads from the people he worked with. Where he couldn’t find songs that matched his experiences or needs, he began to write his own, and has kept up a lively flow of poems, songs, stories, choral and instrumental works as well as maritime wood carvings.
Carol began playing her grandmother’s 1912 Clark Irish harp in 1986 and now performs with a 34-string Triplett Celtic harp. She plays traditional Scottish, Irish, and South American tunes as well as music by contemporary folk composers.
Gordon’s legacy includes over thirty recordings featuring his own compositions and folk tunes from around the world. His extensive repertoire provides a rich well to draw upon for his concerts; he has never sung the same solo concert twice. Gordon has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, and together Carol and Gordon have performed throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
This production is a collaboration with Northwest Seaport’s Maritime Music Program which has been running sea chantey sing-a-longs and maritime concerts for over twenty years.
Northwest Seaport presents
An evening of maritime music from Tom Goux & Jacek Sulanowski, prized singers & sailors from the east coast!
Tom and Jacek sail with the Schooner Ernestina, and perform at Mystic Seaport and up and down the coast. Don’t miss this chance to see them out here in the Northwest!
“…maelstroms of maritime minstrelsy, their concerts deliver salty songs, diaphanous ditties
and roiling recitations collected from many ports of call, past and present.”
Also check out Northwest Seaport’s Monthly Chantey Sings.