"Maine Woods - Maine Waters"


Songs of Maine Lumbermen, Lighthouse Keepers, Fishermen & Deep Sea Sailors


The Pembroke Library's Monthly Chantey Sing


Whether you're a true "Downeaster," a transplant "From Away," a "Summer Person," or a tourist who's "Just Passing Through," you'll have  a chance to hear a musical tribute to Maine's historic and heroic outdoor workers when the Pembroke Library presents "Maine Woods - Maine Waters" on Wednesday evening, July 19th. You'll hear songs of working "in the woods," "driving" logs down flooded rivers, watching the coastline, harvesting the fish of Maine's waters, and Mainers and Maine ships sailing to and from far away places. Some of the songs tell of adventure, others of good times, others of hard times, and some of disaster. Many of the songs have great choruses that lumbermen and watermen of old joined in singing, just as you can at the July 19th Pembroke Library Chantey Sing. The gathering features America's Easternmost Chantey Group, "From Away Downeast," accompanying the singing with 5-string banjo, Anglo concertina, guitar, and harmonica.

The Pembroke Library, with full handicap access, is located at 221 Old County Road, opposite the horse race track and fair grounds. The July 19th singing gets underway soon after 6:30 PM, and goes on until 8:00. Admission and refreshments are Free. For more information call 207-726-4747 or 207-726-4745, or email seasonghistory@gmail.com.