Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, FREE all weekend long!

Celebrate the Seacoast’s maritime heritage at this year’s 14th Annual Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival! Since the autumn of 2000, we have celebrated our local and national heritage of seafaring and maritime trades by taking nautical songs and music to the pubs, cafés, churches and streets of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Enjoy lots of folk music and song at this great event for all ages! Sing-alongs, jam sessions, concerts and performances will be held around Market Square.

Friday, September 27, 2013:

Saturday, September 28, 2013:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Roving Shantying Around Town starts in front of RiRa in the Market Square and wanders on a course unknown through the streets of Portsmouth. IN CASE OF RAIN: if steady rain, roving will be cancelled
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM – Maritime program for children and families, “Music in My Pockets,” ground floor gallery at Discover Portsmouth Center (10 Middle St.)
  • 12:00 – 2:00 PM – “Setting Sail,” indoors at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden restored barn (154 Market St.)
  • 12:00 – 2:00 PM – “Smooth Sailing,” ground floor gallery at Discover Portsmouth Center (10 Middle St.)
  • 12:30 – 2:00 PM – “Both Sides of the Pond” – a musical comparison of sea songs from North America and Great Britain; held at the Warner House garden (150 Daniel St.) RAIN LOCATION: inside Discover Portsmouth Center
  • 2:30 – 5:00 PM – ORIGINAL Maritime Open Sing indoors at The Press Room (77 Daniel St.)
  • 2:30 – 5:00 PM – SECOND YEAR Maritime Open Sing indoors at RiRa (22-26 Market Sq.)
  • 7:00 – 10:30 PM – “Fair Winds” Evening Program with featured Festival artists, United Methodist Church (129 Miller Ave.)

Sunday, September 29, 2013 – Ongoing in the Market Square, 1:00 – 5:30 PM:

  • Street performances in front of RiRa (22-26 Market Sq.) RAIN LOCATION: inside RiRa
  • Performances indoors at The Works Bakery Cafe (9 Congress St.)
  • Cameo Concerts indoors at Portsmouth Athenaeum (9 Market Sq.)
  • Cameo Concerts indoors at Oppenheimer & Co. (30 Penhallow St.)
  • Sing-Around indoors at the Rusty Hammer (49 Pleasant St.)
  • 5:00 PM – Shanty Blast Finale in Market Square

14th Annual Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
Downtown P0rtsmouth, NH
Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
Cost: FREE

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