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Caffè Lena

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47 Phila St.
Saratoga, NY 12866 United States
518-583-0022 caffelena.org

Past Events

March 2021

Joy Bennett & Chris Koldewey

Thursday, March 4, at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St.
Saratoga, NY 12866 United States

Old Songs at Caffè Lena — Virtual Concert

A unique opportunity to hear this duo. Together, Joy & Chris will share with you their many treasures from the sea and shore. You’ll hear rousing chanteys, soulful ballads and laments, old favorites and new finds, and close harmonies. And, you’ll have lots of opportunity to sing along.

Chris has been singing folk music since his early teens, comes from a family rich in maritime traditions, and his lullabies as a child were traditional songs of the sea. A multi-instrumentalist, Chris may be heard playing Guitar, Concertina, Banjo, or Mandolin. He spent twenty years associated with the Chantey Department at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, one of the few places left where museum visitors can hear the songs and see the work for which they were used. chriskoldewey.com

Joy has been singing most of her life, developed a love of sea chanteys at South Street Seaport Museum in college and today is a highly respected singer as a founding member of the internationally acclaimed ensemble “The Johnson Girls”, an all female a capella sea chantey and maritime quartet with a devoted following since 1997.

 

Watch the Concert……….Tip Jar

The concert will be streamed on YouTube. Please mention Joy & Chris in the Tip Jar to support the artists and Old Songs. No Advanced Ticket Sales. 

John Roberts

Friday, March 26, at 8:00 pm
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St.
Saratoga, NY 12866 United States

Old Songs at Caffè Lena — Virtual Concert

For more than 50 years, British expatriate John Roberts has been singing and playing folk songs. Songs of the sea are one of his great specialties. He is also considered one of the foremost Anglo concertina players in the English-speaking world and uses the banjo for unique settings in many of the songs he sings. He can give the background of any song he performs, generally delivered as a ripping good story telling the listener the circumstances from which it might have been written and from whom the song was collected. John and his long-time music partner, Tony Barrand (another British expatriate) are often cited as influences and mentors to many listeners, singers and musicians when it comes to traditional folk music of the English speaking world.

 

Watch the Concert……….Tip Jar

The concert will be streamed on YouTube. Please mention John Roberts in the Tip Jar to support the artists and Old Songs. No Advanced Ticket Sales. 

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