Dorch­ester host­ing wa­ter­front con­cert on Sept. 7

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— The Ship’s Com­pany Chantey­men will per­form dur­ing a free wa­ter­front con­cert event from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri­day, Sept. 7, at the Am­phithe­ater at Sail­winds Park next to the Dorch­ester County Vis­i­tor Cen­ter.

For more than a decade, the Ship’s Com­pany Chantey­men have shared sea salts’ songs with tens of thou­sands, all over the East Coast. They por­tray the mu­si­cal part of nau­ti­cal life in the 1700s and 1800s. Many of their songs orig­i­nally set a pace to keep ship crews row­ing in time or do­ing rhyth­mic chores such as turn­ing a cap­stan. Some just filled long hours or lonely nights at sea. Sim­ple and di­rect, wild and spir­ited, salty and rough as a North At­lantic gale, they were a re­flec­tion of the sailors them­selves. With rol­lick­ing tunes and sing-along cho­ruses, it’s also fun! The group is part of Ship’s History, a liv­ing history group ded­i­cated to the preser­va­tion of Amer­i­can mar­itime her­itage.

Bring blan­kets and lawn chairs. Chil­dren, as well as friendly dogs on leashes, are wel­come. Wine/beer by the Wine Bar, as well as food by Petes PeteZa, will be avail­able for pur­chase. Or bring your own pic­nic.

This event is part of the “At The Sail” se­ries of events or­ga­nized by Dorch­ester County Tourism, Dorch­ester Cham­ber of Com­merce, and City of Cam­bridge. The main spon­sor for all the At the Sail con­certs is the Wine Bar of Cam­bridge.

For up­com­ing “At the Sail” events, go to VisitDorch­ester.org.

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Ship’s Com­pany Chantey­men

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