ROCKLAND — After a full week of celebrations on The Apprenticeshop campus, the festivities continue with a benefit concert on August 4, at 7 p.m., at The Strand Theater in Rockland.
Founded in 1972 by Lance Lee, The Apprenticeshop is a small nonprofit on Rockland's waterfront that provides hands-on experiences in the traditional crafts of wooden boat building and seamanship.
“Over the last 50 years our reach has extended across the world and along the coast of Maine, peppering communities with boatbuilders, craftspeople and seafarers,” said The Apprenticeshop, in a news release. “Since occupying our current home in Rockland, we have deepened our community connection by providing experiential education and water access to local youth through summer sailing camps and expanded school programming. In an age of digital technology and social isolation, we are proud to be a place of real connections – to our coastal heritage, to natural materials and our environment, and to each other. For 50 years, The Apprenticeshop has been using boats as the vessel to build resilient individuals within a strong community.”
The benefit concert is sponsored by Phi Builders & Architects featuring The Chivalrous Crickets.
This East-coast based American group formed in 2018.
“Exploring the roots, branches, and crossroads of Celtic, English, and American folk music, with a focus on boldly reimagined arrangements of standards, and original songs with traditional influence, they bring their backgrounds in traditional Irish, English, Appalachian, popular, and early Classical (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque) music to the stage and the studio in an exhilarating and thrumming blend of instrumental timbers, lavish vocal harmonies, and rich history treated with creative twists,” said the release.
The Crickets specialize in using historical and orchestral instruments, as well as the usual suspects, in their arrangements. Some of these include various lutes, a Renaissance bassoon called a dulcian, the baroque guitar, and Medieval pipes.
“Please join us in support of The Apprenticeshop,” said The Apprenticeshop.