Seniors' Lecture Series: It's Me for the Inland Lakes
Throughout the 19th century the Transcanada Highway was a liquid one. Countless schooners, sloops, brigs and barques plied the waters of the Great Lakes from Duluth to Kingston stopping along the way at ports like Southampton, Owen Sound and Meaford. The sailors aboard these vessels had their own traditions of songs and chanteys. Folksinger and former marine museum curator Ian Bell presents a program of traditional songs and tunes from the days of sail on the Great Lakes, on guitar, concertina, banjo and harmonica. Ian will accompany his presentation with a slide show of historic images of ships, sailors and Great Lakes ports.
Ian Bell is an accomplished, award-winning musician who has dedicated his life to preserving the songs and music of earlier generations, while finding inspiration in them to create new works for the modern world.