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Sea shanties, revisited: Maine couple resurfaces works thought lost to time

Fred Gosbee, left and Julia Lane, who record as Castlebay. The pair spent a decade researching works of music thought lost to time, which they're now releasing as a book.
Keith Shortall
Fred Gosbee, left and Julia Lane, who record as Castlebay. The pair spent a decade researching works of music thought lost to time, which they're now releasing as a book.

After a decade of research, a couple from Maine has just published a book, Songs of Ships & Sailors, comprised of folk songs from their region that have been rarely heard for roughly 80 years.

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Corrected: February 17, 2022 at 12:00 AM EST
The book referenced in this post was originally identified at Songs of the Sea — it is Songs of Ships & Sailors.
Keith Shortall is MPBN's News and Public Affairs Director. He grew up in Thomaston, Maine and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1982, majoring in philosophy. He began his career in commercial broadcasting in Portland, before moving to MPBN in 1989. Keith's interests include music (if you consider drummers to be musicians), and theater.