Folk Singer Kicks off Tour of Bay's Maritime Museums

A well-known British folk singer is making his way through the mid-Atlantic this summer, with several stops at maritime museums on the Bay this month.

John Conolly, left, and Rob van Sante begin their Chesapeake tour with Janie Meneely on June 13th.

John Conolly, who wrote the oft-covered “Fiddlers’ Green,” will be performing with fellow Brit Rob van Sante and Chesapeake bay folk singer and former CBM editor Janie Meneely.

Conolly is a native of Grimsby on England’s east coast. He wrote Fiddlers’ Green in 1966. It was recorded by Tim Hart and Maddy Prior as a “Folk Song of Old England” and later picked up by the Irish band The Dubliners.

Conolly has a new album out, The Man from Fiddlers’ Green, which he recorded with van Sante. They’ll be performing from the top corner of the Bay to the bottom, starting at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum on June 13th, to Deltaville on the 19th, and back up to Annapolis, with several stops in between.

For the full list of Chesapeake tour stops, click here.

-Meg Walburn Viviano