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PDHM – Tom Lewis in Concert

Friday, May 31, 2024

Coming all the way from Ireland, Tom Lewis brings SONGS AND LORE OF THE SEA – A One-Man-Show to Port Dover Harbour Museum.

Having spent 24 years in the British Royal Navy, “Tom’s repertoire—from traditional shanties to songs fashioned out of his own seafaring background—recruits his audience for a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous; with songs that have become folk standards; known and sung wherever great choruses ring out.’ Not only is Lewis known for his expansive knowledge of seafaring songs and lore, he is a gifted composer whose music is sung all over the world. Born in Northern Ireland, Tom’s Celtic heritage is obvious in his clear, strong voice, evoking quiet sorrow for a fisherman lost to the sea just as honestly as it powers out a shanty “to be heard above the gales.”

Tom is renowned for composing ‘The Last Shanty’ (A Sailor Ain’t A Sailor), ”Sailor’s Prayer’ (Send Down A Dove), ‘Legend’ (Marching Inland), plus many other contemporary songs of the sea that have become folk standards, sung by more than 40 groups around the world.

And there’s more! Former Port Dover Harbour Museum Curator and talented musician himself, Ian Bell will be opening the night!

Don’t miss this great event, tickets are limited!

Tickets available March 11, 2024 ($20/person). Save the processing fee and purchase in person, or click here to purchase online.