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Shanties & Sails: August 11 – Geoff Kaufman

August 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Shanties & Sails: August 11 – Geoff Kaufman
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE
7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers!

A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support!

We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing.

To book your sail aboard the Onrust, click on the pink book now button at the bottom of the screen.

Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event.

Onrust is 
a re-creation of the vessel Adriaen Block built in 1614.  She is available for public cruises as well as private charters.  Built over several years in upstate New York using traditional plans and means, the Onrust is a wholly unique ship that serves to educate and entertain visitors curious about the age of exploration, the fur trade, and our early colonial history.

Geoff Kaufman
For the past twenty-eight years, Geoff Kaufman has been leading audiences to find truth, humor, and beauty in folk music. Whether singing sailor songs with his quartet, Forebitter; or environmental songs on board the Sloop Clearwater in the Hudson River; or in solo performances at coffeehouses throughout the Northeast United States and festivals in Europe, Geoff has entertained and touched audiences near and far.

Songs of the sea, songs of the earth, songs of the heart and the spirit—all of these are in Geoff Kaufman’s ditty bag. Ancient ballads, work songs, and songs of love; poignant songs of people in struggle, humorous glimpses of human foibles, and insights into history—all of these are likely to be woven into one of Geoff’s concerts.

Above all, at the core of Geoff’s performance is his rich tenor voice and an exuberant love of singing. And part of that love is to entice audiences to sing along, to share in the exhilaration of full-throated vocalization if they wish. In this age of electronic overload and passive media pabulum, Geoff likes to stress the “live” in live performance, promoting participation, be it by voice or heart or mind.



Geoff Kaufman, by: geoffkaufman.com
Onrust Deck, by: J Raunikar – CT River Museum


August 11, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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