Songs of the Sea


Van Diemen's Band


Oceans are vast, deep, and mysterious. They sustain us, swallow us whole and transport cultures over vast distances. Floating on the ocean’s turbulent swell are grand, lyrical narratives, stories, myth, and song.

Steering the audience through Songs of the Sea is Mikelangelo (Mikelangelo and The Black Sea Gentlemen) – a raconteur, salt-crusted storyteller, and bittersweet bard. In his deep baritone, Mikelangelo explores the heart’s stormy reaches and indulges in absurd overboard shanties.

Together with members of Van Diemen’s Fiddles and internationally renowned folk artists Luke Plumb and Dave McNamara on mandolin and accordion, Mikelangelo dives into his songbook of maritime folk music to evoke in song the salty smack of open water.

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Image: Emily Day 


Songs of the Sea  Program


  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024 | 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM


Town Hall

Burnie Arts Centre, 77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, 7320, View Map and directions

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