04/2/09

Sea chanteys concert will be April 9 at Hatteras museum

The singer sometimes called “one of the strongest and finest tenor voices on the folk scene” is coming to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras village.

Geoff Kaufman has performed nationally and internationally and is widely known for music of the sea. On Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m., he performs a free concert at the museum. Kaufman performs work songs traditional to the South, and port tunes from Irish sailors and black stevedores that were adaptations of each other’s music. From the Maritime Center in Norwalk, Conn., to the USS Constitution Museum in Boston and San Francisco’s Maritime Museum, Kaufman’s performances and lecture/demonstrations have pleased audiences. He has developed strong ties between the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn., and Le Chasse MarĂ©e in Douarnenez, France, as a consultant for the use of chanteys in Britanny. He has also performed at the festivals with his group Forebitter for about 20 years.

For information, call the museum at (252) 986-2995. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, located next to ferry docks in Hatteras, presents the maritime heritage and history of the shipwrecks of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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