Roving the Streets of Portsmouth

Saturday: 10 – 11:30 AM Starting at 22 Market Square – In front of RiRa Irish Pub. As in days of old, when visiting performing troupes would make their presence known to the local inhabitants by parading the streets, and sharing the excitement of the coming entertainment, likewise, on the Read more…

The Vox Hunters

Hailing from the great state of Rhode Island, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi are seekers and singers of old songs, cultivators of local music, and chronic multi-instrumentalists. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation, and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw Read more…

Ahoy Portsmouth!

On September 28th and 29th , the streets of Portsmouth will ring with the music of the sea.  Singers and musicians wander the sidewalks downtown, and the sounds of sea shanties and forebitters waft through the doorways of nearly a dozen venues all within a block or two of Market Square. The Read more…

⚓Nauti Bits Son of a Gun

SON OF A GUN Sailors’ wives and “special friends” were often permitted on board Royal Navy vessels in the early 19th century and frequently went on long voyages.  Pregnant women were assigned the only space available to give birth, between the cannons on the gun deck!  Spectacularly uncomfortable, but at least Read more…