Tom Hall Tribute Film Screening

Thursday, September 26, The Portsmouth Athenaeum7:00 PM Sunday, September 29The Press Room1:00 PM Tom Hall – Musical Life, Musical Community celebrates the way Tom Hall’s folk music and sea chantey sessions sparked a large and thankful Portsmouth musical community.  With his Press Room Friday night session, running some thirty years,Tom entertained Read more…

Great Bay Sailor

Great Bay Sailor is an eclectic folk band based in Portsmouth, NH.   Casting a wide net, the band performs out of an extensive repertoire of maritime, Irish/Scottish, British and Oldtimey music.  In the maritime tradition, they play and sing traditional and contemporary songs and tunes inspired by ships, sailors, Read more…

Press Room

77 Daniels Street, Portsmouth, NH  603-431-5186 https://pressroomnh.com The Press Room is back!  Two years in the making, the new Press Room “upstairs” is reopened and offering food, drinks and live music once again—hoorah!.  For the past 40 years this venerable institution has offered the best in live entertainment and has Read more…

Linn Schulz

Tom Hall’s wife and musical partner for over 30 years, Linn is keeping Tom’s musical and nautical legacy and repertoire alive in our singing community. She currently leads weekly Anglo-Celtic traditional music sessions which include shanties, forebitters, and foc’s’l ballads at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH on Sundays (2-5 Read more…

Chris Maden

Chris Maden has been a mainstay of the Portsmouth Maritime singing tradition – in Press Room days gone by, and at the Festivals over the years. He’d moved away from the area for ‘too long’ … but we are very happy to have him closer by, and to have his Read more…

Charlie Ipcar

I was born in mid-coast Maine, growing up on a working dairy farm. My parents always loved folksongs, and there was many a song party at the house with our friends and neighbors.  I’ve been a member of the sea music group Roll & Go since 1990 and we’ve producedthree Read more…

Steve Turner

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. As a multi-instrumentalist, he also accompanies himself on the cittern, and plays mandolin and banjo. He started playing in the 70’s Read more…

Pat Sheridan and Jim Mageean

Jim Mcgeean and Pat Sheridan, respectively from Newcastle, England and Cork, Ireland, are wonderfully knowledgeable and talented singers and international recording artists.  They will perform from their unique repertoire of traditional maritime shanties, ballads and fo’c’sle songs “on the square” at various venues over the course of the week-end, and Read more…