The New Haven Museum is excited to host a concert this month featuring the Sound School’s S.S. Chanteens to celebrate the history of the large Irish immigrant population that settled in the Elm City in the 19th century.
The S.S. Chanteens will perform sea shanties and traditional Irish music.
**A delicious door prize will also be available: Irish soda bread from Chestnut Fine Foods.
**Visitors can also enter a raffle for a gift certificate to The Playwright in Hamden.
**Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
**Light refreshments will be served.
The Sound School Regional Aquaculture Center, located at City Point along New Haven Harbor Connecticut, has proven to be an ideal home for sea shanties. As song filled the air around campus, and the magic of this language became contagious. The S.S. Chanteens formed in 2002, with many of its members coming from the rowing and sailing teams. Paula Daddio, previously of the trio Shipping News, and Kristi Otterbach act as the group’s advisors. Although the members of the group change every few years, they all have an incredible love of the water and a passion for shanties and other traditional music.
Special thanks to the NewAlliance Foundation for their support.
For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, Director of Education, at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or email@example.com.