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Music by the seaBy Trevor J. Adams | Jul 26, 2010
Tomorrow night, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is hosting a free concert. The press release follows.
The second annual Halifax Harbour Sea Music Festival will have a free preview concert Tuesday, July 27, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. The preview is at 7:30 p.m. in the Small Craft Gallery at 1675 Lower Water St.
In partnership with the Helen Creighton Folklore Society, The Storytellers Circle of Halifax, tall ship Silva, Halifax Regional Municipality and Metro Transit, a range of activities will be happening this Labour Day weekend at the museum and various venues around the harbourfront from Sept. 4 and 5.
David Stone, artistic director of the festival, is excited to bring local, national and international talent to this year’s festival. “The time has come for a city like Halifax, with its long and storied seafaring past, and one of the finest maritime museums in the world, to join in hosting a world-class sea music festival.”
“This is a great opportunity for the museum and the other festival partners to share in the celebration of our maritime heritage with sea songs and storytelling,” said Kim Reinhardt, general manager, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
“Locations in the museum, along the harbourfront and even on the HRM transit ferry, will have programs, songs and sea shanties, and storytelling.”
“Helen Creighton collected a wonderful array of sea songs from right here around Halifax,” said Clary Croft, chairman of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society. “The Halifax Harbour Sea Music Festival is a wonderful opportunity to showcase this rich part of our history and show how the tradition continues.”
The festival has both free shows and programs and paid performances over the Labour Day weekend. For more information on festival programming and information, visit festival website at www.halifaxharbourseamusicfest.com/, call 902-406-5611 or 902-424-7490.