“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor”

Songs of Irish Workers, Lovers, 

Rebels & Adventurers

From Galway Bay to Cobscook Bay, St. Patrick’s Week will be celebrated at the Pembroke Library on the evening of Wednesday, March 20th, when America’s Easternmost Chantey Group, “From Away Downeast,” will lead the audience in singing traditional songs of Ireland and of the Irish in America and at Sea. Most of the songs come from the late 1700s and 1800s, when Irish sailors sailed to all parts of the world, Irish women labored at traditional roles in Ireland and in the factories of New England, Irish patriots fought for freedom, and the Irish sang of love and of fellowship in raising a pint. Among the songs to be performed are many familiar favorites, such as “The Wild Rover,” “Haul Away, Joe,” and “The Croppy Boy,” as well as jigs, reels and hornpipes performed on banjo, guitar, concertina and harmonica - - - and the audience is invited to join in the singing, and to share in free refreshments afterwards. 

The concert starts at 7 PM. Admission is Free. The Pembroke Library is located south of U.S. 1, across from the Pembroke fairgrounds. For information, phone 726-4747 or 726-4745, or email seasongs@207me.com .