Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: The Sailor's Trade
Program category: History
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: 60 to 90 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: 2
Program description: Sea Shanties (work songs) and fo’c’sle songs (songs for recreation) from the days of ‘wooden ships and iron men.’ Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums (including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY).
Space/special requirements: Good lighting (especially for playing the hammered dulcimer).
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $501- $1000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee:
Other notes: We provide a sound system at no extra charge. More information about Yankee Notions is available at
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Capital District
Long Island
Program last updated: 09/09/2011
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Yankee Notions
Performer name: Timothy Van Egmond
Phone: 413 367-9304
Mailing address: 118 Chestnut Hill Road
Montague, MA 01351
E-mail address:
Website: http://www.
Previous appearances at: Greenville, NY Cultural Arts Center, Norton, MA Public Library, Winthrop, MA Cultural Center & Lyceum, New Bedford MA Whaling National Historical Park, ABMI Concerts On The Grass, Mendon MA
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Performer information last updated: 06/15/2016


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