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Festival celebrates sea music in Connecticut

The Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife & Drum Corps lead a parade through the village of Essex, Connecticut.
Davis Dunavin
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WSHU
The Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife & Drum Corps lead a parade through the village of Essex, Connecticut.

Connecticut hosted an annual festival this weekend for lovers of traditional music from the sea — from shanties to ballads. WSHU’s Davis Dunavin met with a few sea music lovers at the Connecticut Sea Music Festival in Essex. The festival is put on by the Maritime Music & Tradition Society.

The music heard in this audio postcard comes from:

The Connecticut Sea Music Festival ran from June 9-12.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

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