Gordon Bok and Carol Rohl coming to uNi p.m. T
he uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series presents the voice of the Maine seacoast, Gordon Bok with special guest Carol Rohl on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30
Time Magazine called Gordon Bok "the poet laureate of those who go down to the sea in ships." With resonant bass-baritone voice, he sings of the sea and schooners, of fishes and fishermen, plus mythical sea folk, seals and selkies from the dreams and legends of sailors.
He sings traditional sea songs of
many countries, ballads of Maine and the Maritimes, songs and dances, stories of boats and sailors from his own experience, stories of seal-folk and cantefables of his own composition, plus contemporary songs of all kinds. Bok's instruments include six and
twelve string guitars and the haunting sound of the Bok whistle and the unique "cellamba" – an instrument of his own design (a bass viol da gamba on a cello body).
Gordon Bok has performed at
concerts and festivals throughout this country, Canada, Great Britain, and Scandinavia and on over twenty recordings.
In addition, his music has been heard
on A Prairie Home Companion, used in films and published in folk music
anthologies. For this concert he will be joined
onstage by his wife, well known Celtic harper, Carol Rohl. With her husband she has performed at a variety of venues throughout New England and the Canadian Maritimes. Those who have never had the pleasure of seeing Gordon Bok perform together with Carol Rohl are in for a real treat.
The joy they share in being on stage
together extends out to the audience and fills the hall just as much as the glorious music they make. The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse on Porter Lake Drive in Springfield. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, please call (413) 562-3990.
Their Web site is uNiCoffeehouse.org
. uNi Coffeehouse Concerts
Concerts at the coffeehouse feature: - A lovely wooded location bordering on Longmeadow and the Forest Park woodlands - Easy access from anywhere via Interstate 91. Parking lot, plus space along road for later arrivals - Acoustic music (not electric, not
excessively loud), some very old songs and tunes, some very new - Experienced performers from
Gordon Bok of Maine performs with special guest Carol Rohl. PRIME photo courtesy of Sarah Lavigne
across the United States, Canada, and Great Britain - Coffeehouse style atmosphere
relaxed, informal, low stage, candlelight, but no alcohol, no smoke - Lively concert hall sound in an intimate setting; performers often mingle with audience during breaks
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baked goodies, hot spiced cider, coffee, teas, & just popped popcorn - Handicapped accessible (please phone ahead for directions to the no- stairs entrance and to arrange preferred seating.)
-courtesy of uNi Coffeehouse
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