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Thread #104453   Message #2139150
Posted By: Barry Finn
02-Sep-07 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: Working Waterfront Fest/New Bedford MA USA
Subject: Working Waterfront Fest/New Bedford MA U
I just wanted to toss the Workinging Waterfront Festival on Sept 22 & 23 out there for anyone that might be interested. I've never been to this so my comments aren't from first hand experience, mostly just wwword of mouth (which has been highly praised) but I've always wanted to make this & couldn't because in the past it was in conflict with illness or the Portsmouth Maritime Festival
on Sept 29 & 30, another must see Maritime Festival. The performers many mudcatters will recognize: Deb C, Johnson Girls, fisher poet/singers Moe Bowstern & our Jon Campbell, Ken Sweeney as well as my personnal favorite & friend a great a sean nos singer from Spiddal a Gaeltacht area in Connemara Bridget Fitzgerald, Newfoundlander, Anita Best, Fado singers Ana and Jose Vinagre & a bunch of others & one of my all time favorite Maritime Authors Linda Greenlaw who I've had the pleasuer of perfoming for at her book signings for "The Hungry Ocean" & "All Fishermen Are Liars" she's there with other great authors. Also there's dance & theather & demos, exhibits & contests on & about the fishing & seafaring trades & occupations, seafood cooking, rowing & musters, Maritime Artists. This year 'come hell or high water' I'm there for the both days.

Barry