A special co-sponsored Afternoon/Evening* with Tom Lewis
Co-sponsored with the Falcon House Concerts, the Folk Music Society of New York (FMSNY), the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (FSSGB), Old Songs, and the Branford [CT] Folk Music Society.
Online • Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 2:30 pm (Eastern US time)
Streamed live from Falcon Audio Visual Arts Studio, Whitby, UK, via YouTube
(*afternoon in the US, evening in the UK)
Tom Lewis loves to sing. And he loves it when people sing along. His powerful voice easily reaches to the rafters and just seems to pull other voices up aloft with it. Known throughout the maritime music world for penning classics like "A Sailor Ain’t a Sailor" (The Last Shanty), "Marching Inland", "Sailor’s Prayer" (the one where the dove has wings as sharp as razors), Tom is just as likely to belt out a traditional sea chantey pulled straight from Davy Jones locker. He’ll even tell you a story, and it might even be true!
Tom got hooked on sea music when he heard the likes of Louis Killen, Archie Fisher and Ewan McColl in his early folk club days. During his 23 years as a submariner in Her Majesty’s Navy, Tom never missed the chance to visit folk clubs, concerts and festivals, building a reputation that has spread across three continents. Add to his credit ten albums and a hefty songbook.
Before the concert is slated to begin, paste the link into your computer browser (the channel goes “live” 15 minutes before showtime). Anyone can watch a YouTube livestream, but if you want to make comments or join in the chat (visible on the side of the screen) you will need either a YouTube or Google login (people with gmail accounts are automatically logged in to Google).
Click on the registration button to get the link!
Cost to register: free; Suggested donation: A give-what-you-can donation ($15 per person suggested; more always welcome) goes directly to the artist.
As per usual with concerts of this kind, the proverbial tip jar will be available for those who wish to make an additional contribution to the artist. If you wish to donate via Paypal, go to: paypal.me/tulip0852 (you need to have a PayPal account for this). Or just click here: Donate to Tom Lewis [N.B.: Rob van Sante of Falcon Audio Visual Arts Studio is collecting the money for Tom]. If you prefer to donate via credit or debit card, you can "purchase a ticket" (at whatever price you'd like to donate) via our co-sponsor, Old Songs.
Note that this event is on the YouTube platform, not on FSGW's usual Zoom. And note that it happens on a Thursday afternoon in the EDT time zone, not evening.
General information on the 2020/2021 Sunday evening concert series is on the Concerts page.