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‘Alexandria After Work’ Concerts Continue Tomorrow with Sea Shanties and Scottish Folks Music

Alexandria is continuing its “After Work” Friday concert series with a folksy, maritime performance.

The Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum (201 South Washington Street) will continue its fall concert series tomorrow (Friday, October 11) with D.C. area-based folk singer duo Darriel and Jocelyn Day and Maryland-based string instrumentalist Donna Korn, who was trained in Irish and Classical violin as well as viola, bouzouki, and mandolin.

Tickets are free for the concert in Old Town and no registration is required, though attendees are asked to donate what they can to support the band will be from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow night.

Darriel is most known for his Silver Spring-shanty band Scales and Crosstones which performs at Renaissance fairs, and together the couple have a repertoire of sea shanties, working songs, and Scottish folk music.

The concert series includes performances every second Friday of the month, some at the Lyceum and others at the Lloyd House at 220 North Washington Street.

The concert series is joint project of The Office of Historic Alexandria and The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW.)

Organizers noted in a press release that beer, wine, and “light refreshments” will be available during the event.

On Friday, November 8 the concert series will return to Lyceum with a different kind of folk band — INÃ — that specializes in traditional African Diaspora music in Cuba and Brazil with an emphasis on drumming and vocal harmonies.

Next month’s concert on Friday, November 8, will feature Cuban and Brazilian folk by INÃ, also at the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum.

Photo via the City of Alexandria

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