After an intriguing inaugural festival in 2019, Maeve Gilchrist and Brian O'Donovan team up as co-Artistic Directors again for the 2nd Annual Rockport Celtic Festival, created in partnership with Rockport Music. The 2021 Festival will trace the connections between Celtic music and other musical cultures, as well as bring back the sea shanties, work songs and nautical music and lore. The Festival also brings the Words and Music program, which was a favorite in 2019. All concerts held at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.

In this audio article, Brian chats with Maeve about the origins and overall concept of the festival, its ambitions this year. They also extensively sample the recordings of its participants.

Tickets and more detailed information here.