CASTINE — Join the Castine Historical Society and the band Castlebay for an evening of traditional seafaring songs of Maine with Songs of the Sea, Ships & Sailors. The concert will take place outdoors on the Castine Town Common next to the Historical Society. Picnics are encouraged. Rain date is Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m.
Castlebay will perform a collection of maritime songs and shanties written in Maine during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They will weave the music with stories of the history behind the songs. The band was started in 1986 and today consists of Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee. They have performed at festivals and concert series throughout New England, upstate New York and the Washington, D.C., area.