This dynamic duo is at the forefront of the American northern roots music revival. They play ancient fiddle tunes from the immigrants to their cold and snowy home state of Maine, most notably those from Scandinavia. And they heat things up with spicy field hollers and rip-snorting bluegrass and banjo tunes from the American South. As recognized music scholars they have researched, collected, and sung the songs of farmers and woodsmen of Maine and from over a dozen countries. They can often be found out hollering worksongs in their fields with their crew on their own farm. In addition to worksongs, they have a passion for barn dances and bring together communities for dances on farms and in community buildings thoughout the USA and into Canada. Noted for their lively stage presence and wry humor, they carry the torch of American traditional music forward with great technical ability and engaging performances that audiences love.
Native Mainer Edith Gawler grew up a member of the legendary Gawler Family Band. She plays fiddle, banjo and upright bass, and belts out songs in a rich sonorous alto. Also raised in Maine, Bennett Konesni runs the family farm, Duckback Farm, where they grow gourmet garlic, teas, and culinary herbs. He runs worksongs.org, where he shares his 20 years of worksong research and development.
June 9th – 12th; 4 days/4 nights; $765 per person , all inclusive
To learn more about Edith and Bennett please visit www.EdithAndBennett.com.
For the past thirty years, Geoff Kaufman has been leading audiences to find truth, humor, and beauty in folk music. Geoff has entertained and touched audiences near and far singing songs of the sea, songs of the earth, songs of the heart and the spirit.
Ancient ballads, work songs, and songs of love; poignant songs of people in struggle, humorous glimpses of human foibles, and insights into history—all of these are likely to be woven into Geoff’s performance on the Maine Windjammer, Schooner J. & E. Riggin.
July 24th – 29th; 6 days/6 nights; $1171 per person , all inclusive
To learn more about Geoff Kaufman please visit www.GeoffKaufman.com. Geoff’s albums are available in the Ship’s Store.
June 9 – 12, 4 days, $765
with Edith and Bennett
July 24 – 29, 6 days, $1171
with Geoff Kauffman
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