Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Fri, November 18, 2022 - 7:30 PM EST
Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum - Alexandria, Virginia
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In partnership with the City of Alexandria, the National American Morris Dance Organization is delighted to present The Johnson Girls in concert at the Lyceum.

The Johnson Girls are an energetic all-woman mostly a capella group performing folk music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore.

The Johnson Girls have been a force on the folk and maritime music scene for over two decades as the leading all-woman, a cappella maritime group in the world. Believing that sea chanteys and songs of the sea were the first real “World Music”, Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdre Murtha each bring a special influence to the group. Whether performing at packed international folk festivals, intimate venues, workshops, or presenting school or library programs, The Johnson Girls remain true to their mission of keeping chantey singing and its history alive, bringing women’s voices to the fore, and encouraging everyone to join in the revelry. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, sensitive renderings of haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, they sweep their audiences along in a tidal fervor. “The Johnson Girls, chantey singers from America, took the place by storm…  Those who thought a chantey singer had to be male, bearded, and with a beer gut, needed to think again.”  - Cornwall Guardian (UK)

Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.

For any questions please contact Alex Naar alex@morrisdance.org 


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