Rockport Celtic Festival: TRANSATLANTIC

Rockport Celtic Festival: TRANSATLANTIC

Maeve Gilchrist | Pine Tree Flyers | David Coffin | Jeremy Kittel | Liz Carroll | Rasa String Quartet | Hannah Read | Logan Coale

Join us for this year’s nautical adventure as we traverse the Atlantic Ocean from shore to shore. We present the firepower of the Pine Tree Flyers, a quartet from Portland, Maine that has sourced and reignited repertoire from the state of Maine. We welcome back local Sea Shanty star David Coffin as well as the Rasa String Quartet, who will be collaborating with our artist in residence Jeremy Kittel, as well as sharing some sea-themed repertoire from the Western Classical canon. Returning for a second night, US-based Scottish fiddler and singer Hannah Read shares her take on a number of traditional songs of the sea with accompaniment by Maeve Gilchrist and bassist Logan Steele Coale.

In honorable memory of our founder Brian O’Donovan, we have commissioned a new collaboration between internationally acclaimed Irish fiddler and composer Liz Carroll and the Rasa String Quartet. Brian founded this festival on the belief that Celtic Music should be utilized as a platform to connect with other cultures as a source of good in the world. As well as presenting world-class traditional Celtic music, our festival is committed to creating space for the evolution of the genre. Tonight’s premiere of this new ocean-inspired composition will honor Brian and manifest what this festival is all about. Don’t miss this salty musical feast!

Maeve Gilchrist, harp | Jeremy Kittel (artist-in-residence) | Hannah Read Trio, fiddle, guitar, singer | Väsen | Pine Tree Flyers | Katie McNally | Neil Pearlman | Darol Anger, fiddle | Bruce Molsky, guitar, fiddle | David Coffin, vocals | Madelyn Monaghan, voice | Jeremy Kittel Trio | Joey Abarta, Irish piper | Liz Carroll, fiddle, composer | Rasa String Quartet | Logan Coale, double bass


WINDOW NOTICE: Due to the volume level of certain concerts, the curtain may be closed over the window for acoustical purposes. All efforts will be made to keep the view available prior to the concert.

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