Musicians Geoff Kaufman and Gabriel Donohue Headline Museum’s Upcoming Weekend of Music

by | Jul 25, 2023

Rockland’s Sail, Power & Steam Museum will play host to a variety of concerts this coming weekend.  “Music has long been integral to the museum’s offerings, and the community made it clear last year that they wanted us to bring back the music!  We’re really proud of this weekend’s line up – from local music to international performers. There is truly something for everyone., noted Robin McIntosh, museum Associate Director.

Geoff Kaufman, Gloucester’s own “Shantey Man,” will kick off the event at 7pm on Saturday, July 29.  Kaufman’s music is described as “Acoustic music … with a pinch of salt,” and for the past 28 years, he has been leading audiences to find truth, humor, and beauty in folk music with his rich tenor voice and his exuberant love of singing.  Whether singing with his quartet, “Forebitter”, onboard the Sloop Clearwater on the Hudson River, or in festivals and coffeehouses throughout the northeastern United States and Europe, Geoff has entertained and touched audiences near and far. Tickets are $20 and available in advance online or at the door.

Sunday afternoon will kick off with the museum’s weekly Music Jam – a room full of musicians who meet year round to play a mix of their favorite songs with a variety of instruments.  Held from 1:30-4:30pm every Sunday, the event is free and open to all. 

Following the Music Jam will be a free outdoor concert by Breakers Jazz Band playing a wide variety of music from Big Band to Rock and Roll, at 4:30 pm under the museum’s tent on the shores of Rockland Harbor next to Snow Marine Park.

Gabriel Donohue and Friends will cap off the weekend on Sunday evening at 7pm.  Known from the dance halls of Dublin to the East Wing of the White House to the Irish pubs of Manhattan and always dazzling audiences with his combination of Irish, Celtic and lively musical genres., this talented singer/songwriter and instrumentalist performs primarily on guitar and piano but also plays instruments from bouzouki/mandolin to Irish and exotic percussion. He performs throughout the USA both solo and along with a cadre of well-known musicians, including a 3-year tour with the Grammy Award winning Chieftains. He has recorded with the Boston Pops, Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden, James Keane, Sean Quinn, Brian Conway, John Whelan, Karen Mal, Aoife Clancy, and Liam Clancy,

Among the “friends” joining Donohue will be Maine fiddler Alden Robinson and and singer and Irish flute and whistle player, Jennifer O’Shea, and more! Tickets of the Donohue concert are $25 and available online or at the door.

For details and tickets on these and other museum events, visit the calendar page at