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Mary Read, pirate

Time: September 21, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Bull Feeney's Pub Portland ME upstairs
Street: 375 Fore Street
City/Town: Portland Maine
Website or Map:…
Phone: Bull Feeney's 207.773.7210
Event Type: seanchie, nights, -, feature
Organized By: Lynne Cullen - Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2009

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'Salt, Sea and Piracy, with pirate Mary Read'

Come celebrate 'Talk Like A Pirate Day' with Norah Dooley as pirate Mary Read, telling tales about the people she sailed with in the Golden Age of Piracy, and the wonders of the seven seas. In the early 1700s, Mary Read disguised herself as a sailor to survive in the harsh world and became a pirate quite by accident when her ship was overtaken by pirates and she was captured by the crew of Captain "Calico Jack" Rackham.
Performer Norah Dooley tells Mary's story in the first person, brandishing pistol and sword, and sharing pirate lore, secrets and seafaring stories from her sea bag. Some of her favorites are Maury O'Connor and the Mermaid (Ireland), Arion and the Dolphins (Greek), Ocean Born Mary (New England), and Mitsu and the Pirates (Japan). Norah plays the pennywhistle and leads songs and sea shanties, including John Kanaka, The Mermaid, and Run the Riggin' Again. Lynne Cullen will join 'Mary' on the concertina.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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