Maritime Folk Group at Richardson Maritime Museum

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Crab Alley, that raucous, riotous, always entertaining maritime folk group from the past, returns to the Cambridge waterfront on Friday, June 3 at 7pm, to perform its repertoire of Bay-related songs at the Richardson Maritime Museum (Ruark Boatworks) overlooking Cambridge Creek. The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic and a couple of deck chairs and be prepared to join in the chorus.

Jefferson Holland, Janie Meneely and Chris Noyes, the original Crab Alley trio, have reconnected after a hiatus of 25 years, to reproduce their original toe-tapping tunes and sing-along lyrics. Joining them will be international touring musician Rob van Sante (guitar and vocals), traveling from his home base in Whitby, England.

They’ll perform many of their original favorites, all with a local inspiration, including the chicken necker’s anthem: “Back Creek Crab” (by Holland), the sailor’s homage to cruising the Bay: “Islands in the Sun” (by Meneely) and the ultimate “Chesapeake Love Song” (by Noyes). The family-oriented program will also include songs especially for kids, like “Grandaddy Built Me A Bugeye,” dedicated to “Mr. Jim” Richardson, the namesake of the Richardson Museum, and “Ellie and the Swan” about the annual winter visit of the Tundra swans.

The outdoor campus of the Richardson Maritime Museum is located at 103 Hayward Street (intersection of Maryland Avenue and Hayward Street), Cambridge, MD.

For more information, contact Jeff at jeffannapolis@gmail.com.

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