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Music of the Sea

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Tom Goux & The Rum Soaked Crooks

From Grand Banks fishing schooners to whaling ships and coastwise packets, New Englanders have been going to sea for hundreds of years. Seafaring wasn’t just a means to earn a living, it was a way of life. Mariners honed technical skills to sail and maintain their vessels, and artistic skills to keep them entertained and busy during the long months at sea. Fancy ropework, scrimshaw and music were some of the artistic outlets for sailors. Seafaring music is very much alive today in New England: joining us to talk more about the music and history of the sea is singer songwriter Tom Goux. 

 

Tom Goux and the Rum Soaked Crooks will be performing at Highfield Hall in Falmouth along with the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus on Saturday August 24th.  Also that day you can learn knot tying with Marty Casey, retired rigger of traditional tall ships 

and see the exhibit Unbound: Contemporary Rope Art on display at Highfield.

 

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.