Tom Lewis

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We are thrilled to welcome world-famous chantey singer Tom Lewis for a virtual Sea Music concert on October 28, 2023. Hailed as “North America’s finest exponent of contemporary nautical songs,” by the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, Tom has been recording and composing folk music for over 40 years. He has played with legendary artists such as Archie Fisher, John Watt, Willie Scott, Alex Glasgow, Louis Killen, and so many more.

Tom will be broadcasting a performance hosted and sponsored by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association live from Ireland. Please join us for what is sure to be an event full of rich cultural and maritime history.

“Highly infectious … I can’t help but be caught up in the magic myself and add my own voice to the choruses.” 
Mike Regenstreif, Sing Out! Magazine

“…full of emotion and rich in truthful detail.”
 Les Seiminuik, Penguineggs (

“…the works of a greatly gifted songwriter. His recordings are filled with a vibrant authenticity that is timeless.” 
Gerry Taylor, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal

“A consistently strong set that packs a wallop. Fine stuff with real bite.” 
Living Tradition Magazine UK

“It’s impossible not to sing along.” 
Dirty Linen

“…a charismatic stage presence … the tang of salt still lingers in his lyrics.”
Stephen Pederson, Chronicle-Herald, Halifax NS

“A ‘singer-songwriter’ who is truly both halves of the hyphenate!”
Reel Times, Austin, TX

“Tom has carved a niche for himself in the annals of maritime music, his traditional idiom song writing is up there alongside Tawney and MacColl.” 
Seán Laffey, Traditional & Folk Music Directory UK

“Thoroughly entertaining … brimming with robustly resonant harmonies and songs, by turns traditional and contemporary, thoughtful and whimsical.” 
Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

“Don’t ask whether you should buy this album (360°). Just decide on how many copies.” 
Dai Woosnam – Living Tradition – Issue #62


Event Details:

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Date: October 28, 2023
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM
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