Woods Hole Folk Music Society Woods Hole Folk Music Society
2017 - 2018

November 12, 2017: The Johnson Girls

The Johnson Girls The Johnson Girls first performed here in 2014, wowing us with gorgeous a cappella renditions of traditional and contemporary songs of sea and shore. Based in New York City, the quartet sings close harmony in a variety of traditions, from English, Scottish, Irish and American to Caribbean, Quebecois and Italian. Named after a traditional African-American sea chantey, they came together following the 1997 Mystic Seaport Sea Music festival and burst through the barrier of a traditionally male dominated genre. (Hearing them, Pete Seeger exclaimed, "I didn't know women could sing like that!") Featuring Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner and Dierdre Murtha, each of The Johnson Girls is also a member of the official maritime singing group from New York's South Street Seaport Museum, The New York Packet. Listeners are encouraged to join in the rousing choruses, and Woods Hole audiences are known for enthusiastic singing, so come prepared to play your part!
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