Many women in the 1600’s and 1700’s disguised themselves as boys and went to sea to find adventure, to support themselves financially, or to be near a sweetheart or husband. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD will present “Songs of Women and the Sea,” a special concert featuring ballads of women and the sea by award-winning folk singer, Judy Cook, on Saturday, April 10, 2010, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Van Lennep Auditorium, located in the Museum’s Steamboat Building. This entertaining and informative mix of songs takes listeners back in time to the age of sail for lighthearted musical romps and gripping stories about women who tempted sailors, who lamented sailors, who were sailors.
Maryland resident Judy Cook was nominated Best Female Vocalist in Traditional Folk. On the road since the early 1990s, she is respected on both sides of the Atlantic as both a singer and interpreter of traditional songs. Her vast and varied repertoire has resulted in an array of entertaining and informative themed programs enthusiastically received by universities, historical societies, festivals, and folks wherever she goes.
The cost for CBMM members is $17 and $20 for non-members and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. To register call Helen VanFleet at 410-745-2916, x111. For further information about the concert, visit www.cbmm.org.