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Sea Shanties & Poetry (with Bennett Konesni)


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Sea Shanties & Poetry (with Bennett Konesni)

  • Camden Yacht Club 68 Bay View Street Camden, ME, 04843 United States (map)

The Camden Yacht Club will host two artists with local connection for an evening of music and poetry: Bennett Konesni and Kristen Lindquist. 

Bennett Konesni, who grew up on Islesboro and currently lives in Appleton, will share songs from the 1900s recordings of Searsport native Joanna Colcord's collection of sea shanties. He will lead a lively discussion of the successes and challenges he's encountered during his efforts to revive these songs through recreational and competitive boating in the 21st century. He recently co-founded Sylvestor Manor in Shelter Island, NY, where he teaches sea shanties and work songs. As curator of, he has launched the Worksong Project with song collections from all over the world. 

Kristen will read poems inspired by life on the Maine seacoast and islands, especially Monhegan Island, where she spends several weeks during the spring and fall bird migrations. 

This presentation is the 4th in a series of 8 hosted by the Camden Yacht Club and is free of charge and open to the public. Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted, to benefit the nonprofit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program. For more information please contact the CYC office at 207.236.7033 or visit