Larry Kaplan: American Folk Music Performance
Thursday 25 May, 7pm
Burgh House is delighted to welcome back highly acclaimed American folk singer and song maker Larry Kaplan for an evening of original and traditional American folk song. Kaplan’s songs have been widely performed and recorded by folk musicians throughout the UK and North America, including Song for the Bowdoin, The Wreck of the Bayrupert, Old Zeb, and many others. Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and banjo, he sings in a clear tenor voice, drawing also from the rich tradition of songs that have also found their way across the Pond from England, Ireland, and Scotland. Proceeds in aid of Burgh House, tickets £12 (£10 FoBH and U26) including a glass of wine are available below or by calling 020 7431 0144.
“Old Zeb," “Song for Gale," "Song for The Bowdoin," John,” “ Get Her Into Shore,” “Selling The Isabel”---- just a few examples of the extensive song bag of some of the best contemporary and topical songs ballads from New England and along its shores you will find in modern folk music today. His songs have been performed and recorded by many respected artists and audiences around the world---poignant stories in song, written in the truest folk tradition, honest, highly singable… always memorable. Larry has also played a significant role in helping to bring the music collected by the late E. Gale Huntington, of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts to scholars, performers, and collectors alike, who share a love for the songs sung and shared by sailors and whalers across many oceans. Born in Boston, Larry grew up in Maine and Massachusetts and now calls both London, England, and Essex, Connecticut home. He worked for many years on the traditional schooners from Maine, sailed on and helped restore the Schooner, Bowdoin, and has released three CDs through Folk Legacy Records, his most recent recording, “Furthermore.” A multi-instrumentalist and fine singer, Larry is very pleased to share his fine music with us.