On Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m, Maine folk duo Castlebay will present a concert “Songs of the the Sea and the Season” at the lovely historic Popham Chapel. Castlebay will present these musical stories of romance, ramblers and rogues, woven with history and humor. Suggested $12 donation
Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved, sung and researched traditional music for most of their lives. Deep family roots in New England and the Anglo-Celtic lands, coupled with in-depth study, enable them to blend history, legend and experience into their personable performance style treating audiences to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic.
Supporting their vocal expertise with Celtic harp, 12-string guitar, viola & flute, Castlebay tours the Eastern U.S., Ireland, England and Scotland performing folklore and music programs for schools, museums, libraries, festivals and arts centers, as well as on radio and television. Together, they maintain a commitment to cultural education and have an ongoing exchange with colleagues worldwide. They have been deeply involved with the historic Popham Colony project for many years and Fred has helped construct Maine’s First Ship, a reconstruction of the Virginia built at Popham in 1607.
Castlebay has released 27 recordings including both original and traditional songs and instrumentals. Their music has also provided soundtracks for numerous videos. The duo has been researching archives which contain music brought to Maine from the Celtic lands. Their new book, "Bygone Ballads of Maine- Songs of Ships and Sailors", contains many of their findings including lyrics, tunes and relevant lore.
Popham Chapel is at 969 Popham Road in Phippsburg. For more information: 207-389-2462, pophamchapel.org, or www.castlebay.net.