Chocolate Church Arts Center

Haul Away, Oh! Pint & Dale are sailing in to Bath

Their maritime folk concert is Sept 26

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If you can't hear the wind in the rigging when William Pint and Felicia Dale break out in song, then you're not listening. This Seattle-based duo will present a lively program of maritime music old and new on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage of the Chocolate Church Arts Center.

Be prepared to sing along. Pint and Dale make it easy. Whether it's a familiar tune like "Cape Cod Girls" or a new rendition of "Handsome Cabin Boy," Pint and Dale relish the added vocals. "There are only two of us," Pint points out. "It's nice to fill out the choruses and make it sound more like it would have sounded on the deck of a working ship."

Pint hails from Milwaukee, but found himself--and maritime music--while on sojourn in the Puget Sound area. There he met Dale, a sea captain's daughter. In the ensuing two decades the couple has performed around the world, collecting songs from the British Isles, the coastal regions of France, the Canadian Maritimes as well as the Northeast U.S.

The Washington Post has described their work as  “…thoroughly entertaining. beautifully crafted and colorfully evocative.”

Nine albums to date showcase their powerful harmonies and dramatic instrumental work (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, penny whistles, and hurdy-gurdy); their songs range from traditional work chanteys like "One More Day" to ghostly ballads like "Tryphina's Extra Hand" to true tales of courage like "Harbo and Samuelson" who dared to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat.

One of the attractions of their performances is Felicia’s hurdy-gurdy, an instrument dating back to the 12th century. It is basically a mechanical violin, but is played by turning a crank while fingering a keyboard! In Felicia’s practiced hands, it can wail like wild bagpipes, bark like a mad terrier, or roll like a gentle swell.

"William Pint and Felicia Dale rank among North America's most exciting interpreters of music based in the traditions of the British Isles and France ... unconventional but spine-tingling ... unique and mesmerizing,” - Dirty Linen! Magazine.

Come and share life at sea with them for a few spellbinding hours. Tickets are $15 and  are available through the box office st 207-442-8455 or purchase them online: The Chocolate Church, and the box office, is located at 804 Washington Street, Bath. 




Event Date: 
Tue, 09/26/2017 - 7:30pm
804 Washington Street
Bath  Maine  04530