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…

Jerry Bryant

Jerry Bryant is a singer focused on curating great songs from the past 500 years of American, Irish and British traditions. His repertoire includes hundreds of folk songs, with a special emphasis on music of the sea. Accompanying himself on concertina, guitar, banjo, and ukulele, he presents old and new songs that 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…

Peter and Audi Souza

Audi and Peter have teamed up to make a very powerful duet who perform sea chanteys, ballads and sea songs for festivals, dockside, vessel, public and school events, assisted living/nursing facilities and fundraiser benefits. They maintain a weekly chantey sing with fellow singers from Three Sheets to the Wind upstairs Read more…

Alex Cumming

Alex Cumming is a traditional Singer, Accordionist, Pianist and dance caller hailing from Somerset, England, now living in Greater Boston, MA, USA. He performs songs and tunes from around the United Kingdom and America with a great depth of knowledge of the tradition. Alex has made his mark on the folk 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…

Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous harmonies and play an astonishing array of instruments including guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, limberjacks, and other surprises including Read more…