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Shanties & Sails: May 31 – Craig Edwards

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Shanties & Sails
Craig Edwards
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE
7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performer!

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

Shanties & Sails is back! Come down and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. 🎼 You want to be on 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.


Or, click the pink BOOK NOW button on your screen to reserve your seat.

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.

Craig Edwards
Craig Edwards plays a broad range of American roots music: traditional fiddle styles including Appalachian old-time, blues, bluegrass, Cajun, Cape Breton, Irish, and Swing, old-time 5 string banjo, flatpicking and fingerstyle guitar covering Delta and Piedmont blues, honky-tonk, rockabilly, and swing, Cajun and Zydeco accordion, and solo and group singing. Alone or with other musicians, he plays with the drive and conviction that characterize these musical traditions.

After graduating, he formed a series of bands playing Old-time, Irish, Cajun, Zydeco, blues and other roots styles. He worked as a staff musician at Mystic Seaport for many years and served as director of the Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival, incorporating maritime music from African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Native Alaskan, and many other cultures into the festival during his tenure there. Craig now performs solo and with several groups playing a variety of genres, teaches Traditional Fiddle Styles at Wesleyan University, and designs music installations for historic music exhibits at museums. He was named a Connecticut Master Teaching Artist by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and has won numerous fiddle and banjo contests.

Craig has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe at festivals, concerts, and other venues. He plays, records, and tours with several bands in addition to performing solo and teaching.



Courtesy of Craig Edwards
Onrust Deck, by: J Raunikar – CT River Museum


May 31
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jane S Raunikar
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Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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