• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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25th Sea Music Concert Series 2013

Aboard the Historic Ship Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier.

Saturday, November 16, 8:00pm.

The 25th annual Sea Music Concert Series at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park concludes with two great singers performing together. Acclaimed solo performers John Roberts and Debra Cowan have teamed up to present a program of old and new songs of seafarers and seafaring communities. John Roberts, accompanying on concertina, has a longstanding reputation as one of the finest performers to emerge from England’s folk music revival. Debra Cowan, an East Coast singer and guitar player originally from California, brings a fine voice, expert guitar accompaniment, and a deep knowledge of traditional American songs to every performance. Together they present a compelling program, with fine musicianship, warmth, and humor.

Ticket prices: $14 general, $12 SFMNPA (San Francisco Maritime National Park Association) members. Call 415-561-6662 ext. 21 for ticket information or email.

 
A man and woman seated next to each other. The man is holding a small accordion and the woman is holding a guitar.

John Roberts and Debra Cowan

Photo courtesy Debra Cowan

Saturday, November 16, 8:00pm. John Roberts and Debra Cowan from the East Coast.
Accompanying themselves on concertina and guitar, John and Debra sing traditional and contemporary songs from across the English-speaking world.



Ticket prices: $14 general, $12 SFMNPA (San Francisco Maritime National Park Association) members. Call 415-561-6662 ext. 21 for ticket information or email.

Did You Know?

A white marking painted on the port side of Balclutha with letters and lines.

This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...