Celebrate Adventure’s Birthday September 26th!
Adventure turns 97 on Saturday, September 16 but due to Hurricane predictions, we will postpone till Tuesday, September 26. To commemorate her historic launching from the shipyard in Essex on the same date in 1926 we invite YOU to come on this festive sail and celebrate in style with us.
Enjoy musical entertainment by well-known folk artists Larry Young and John Roberts. Feast on Jeff’s Variety lobster rolls and other goodies including birthday cupcakes from Cake Ann. Festive beverages included. A cannon salute in honor of the Gloucester 400+ and the Taste of Cape Ann Raffle drawing will round out the fun! Don’t miss the boat, help us finish out the season with a bang!
You could win a bundle of foodie gift certificates!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Peter, Audi and Zinnia Souza
JOHN ROBERTS BIO:
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John Roberts is a singer of folksongs from the British Isles. Music of the Sea is one of his specialities. Born and raised in Worcestershire, England, of a Welsh family, he currently lives in Schenectady, NY. John came to the USA many years ago to go to graduate school at Cornell, but, as they say, it didn’t take. And so he became more of a folksinger than I was already.
Singing solo, he often accompanies the songs with banjo or concertina, or sing them a cappella, depending on how he feels the song. Singing with others, he’s often the one covering the bass harmony. As a solo John has performed at various folk festivals including the Mystic Sea Music Festival, the Newfoundland Folk Festival, New Bedford’s Summerfest and Working Waterfront Festivals, the San Francisco Sea Music Festival, the Fox Valley (IL) Festival, and the Old Songs Festival, close to home in the Capital Region of NY. As well as a solo CD, Sea Fever, He has recorded sea songs albums with Tony Barrand (Across the Western Ocean) and with the trio Ye Mariners All – all available from Golden Hind Music and Bandcamp.
John is probably best known for his work with Tony Barrand, another ex-pat Brit who attended Cornell with John. They sang together and wore funny hats at folk festivals such as Fox Hollow, Mariposa, Philadelphia, Hudson River Revival, and Old Songs. With Tony, he became part of Nowell Sing We Clear, and over 40 years this ‘different’ Christmas show featuring pub carols, midwinter customs, a death-and-resurrection mummers’ play, visiting customs and their songs, as well as the story of Jesus as seen through the lens of folksong, became something of a tradition among our loyal audiences in New England and beyond.When Tony founded the Marlboro VT morris dance team in 1974 John soon became a dancer as well as a musician, dancing and playing with Marlboro Morris & Sword, the Green Mountain Mummers, and later, Thames Valley International Morris. These days his preferred exercise is English Country Dancing, Playford style.
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Larry graduated from Dartmouth College where he majored in music and studied violin with Andrew Jennings and music history with Charles Hamm. He studied violin pedagogy at Longy School of Music with Wolfgang Schocken and improvisation at the Berklee School of Music.
Performing on violin, viola, cittern and voice, Mr. Young takes great delight in bringing the past alive with his costumed performances of music from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. He is also an accomplished lecturer who uses intriguing and humorous facts and anecdotes to provide a unique experience he calls “ historical edu-tainment.”
In addition to playing for corporate and private functions on land and at sea, weddings, funerals, and holiday events, he has performed for numerous schools and universities, museums and historical societies from Boston to San Francisco, on national public television and on live classical radio. Some of his recent performances have been at Boston’s Old State House, Old South Meeting House, the Worcester Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Peabody Essex Museum, Faueuil Hall, Old Deerfield, Mystic Seaport, The New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the San Francisco National Maritime Park.
He also leads a twice a week traditional Irish music session in Salem, MA which he began in October of 2000. He is a certified teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique and enjoys yoga and period fencing.Read More News