This is only a sampling of the different concerts and performances since 1999.  Private concerts are not listed. Don’t hesitate to ask for more information regarding folksinger Mark Alan Lovewell’s past performances.

Year 2017

February 24 through 26, 2017: Mark performed at the 20th annual FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon. The weekend event raises and honors the voices of fishermen, mostly poets. Visit Fisherpoets.org for details. This is the second year he was asked to perform. He also was on stage with his son Alan Lovewell, of Real Good Fish, of Moss Landing, California.

Saturday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Pathways ARTS. Mark is part of Pathways Ocean programs. They are located at the Chilmark Tavern, 9 State Road in Chilmark. For more information visit their website or call 508-645-9098.

Friday, May 23: March to the Sea, a Memorial Day observance for Edgartown Elementary School students. Mark told a story about Memorial Day, the days of whaling and the Civil War and sings. Mark has been doing this for more than 22 years.

Saturday, June 3: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Performing for the Island Masons and families. Celebrating the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Lodge. Mark is providing songs and stories. Oriental Martha’s Vineyard Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Masonic Temple 52 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Oak Bluffs. Attending is Most Worshipful Paul F. Gleason, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts.

Tuesday, June 20, 6 to 8 p.m.: Featherstone Center for the Arts, outdoor stage. Seventh Annual Summer Solstice Celebration in poetry and song. Hosted by Margaret Emerson. Mark will be one of a dozen poets doing readings.

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, December 9, 2017, 4 p.m.: Mark will be performing, singing Silent Night with the Minnesingers, as part of A Vineyard Christmas MVRHS Minnesingers Winter Concert at the Edgartown Whaling Church. Admission. But tickets in advance at Our Market, Leslie’s Pharmacy, Alley’s General Store; or charge by phone 508-627-4440.

Year 2016

February 26 through 28: Mark attended The FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon. The weekend event raises and honors the voices of fishermen, mostly poets. Visit Fisherpoets.org for details. 90 performers at six venues.

Friday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.: Performed at the Wet Dog Cafe. Alan Lovewell, his son, performed at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m.: Astoria Event Center. Alan Lovewell, his son, performed at the Voodoo Room at 9 p.m.

Friday, May 27: March to the Sea, a Memorial Day observance for Edgartown Elementary School students. Mark told a story about Memorial Day, the days of whaling and the Civil War and sings. Mark has been doing this for more than 20 years.

Saturday, May 28: Performed on a sidewalk on Main Street, Vineyard Haven, from 5 to 7 p.m. as part of a new Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District Summer Stroll. #MVSatStroll.

Wednesday, June 29: Hokulea, a visiting Hawaiian ship, came to Martha’s Vineyard. Mark performed each of two days, as part of a reception and planned programs, at The Tisbury Wharf.

Monday, July 4:  Participated in the Fourth of July Parade. Mark was on the Vineyard Gazette red truck playing his concertina, while his colleagues handed out a free holiday commemorative newspapers and printer’s caps. Happy Summer!

Sunday, August 14: 6:40 to 7 p.m.: Sargent Gallery, 32 State Road, Aquinnah. Mark performed as part of an opening reception. The artists were Barbara Norfleet, Ellen Liman and John Nickerson Athearn. Call 508-645-2776 for information about how that show went.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016: 2:30 p.m.: A program of sea stories and sea songs at the Epoch Assisted Living at Brewster Place. Located at 855 Harwich Road, Brewster. Seating is limited. Call 508-896-3252 for details.

Year 2015

Saturday, Jan. 3, 3:30 p.m.: West Tisbury Public Library. A concert to go along with a photography exhibit by Phyllis Dunn.

Monday, June 29, 2015, 5 to 8 p.m.: A program of music and song, a fundraiser for Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard. For several years, we’ve provided backup music for this essential Island service. The event includes a live and a silent auction. For information call 508-627-8662.

Year 2014

Saturday, January 11, 7 p.m.: Performed in Vineyard Haven at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center as an opener for the showing of the feature film: Inside Llewyn Davis. His half-hour program introduced live folk music on stage prior to the showing of the film and helped set the mood. The film portrays a folk singer struggling in New York City in 1961. Mark sang a couple of songs and talked about his music. The place was packed.

Friday, May 23, 1 p.m.: Performed at the March to the Sea, a Memorial Day observance for Edgartown Elementary School students. Mark told a story about Memorial Day, the days of whaling and the Civil War and sang a song. Mark has been doing this for more than 20 years.

Thursday, June 12, 2014, Evening. New Bedford. A concert of song and stories in New Bedford, as part of the celebration associated with the restoration and future visit of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan. The ship did a tour of Southern New England. Mark’s concert was part of a city tribute to the ship and its working harbor, Portraits of a Port, for details.

August 2014: Cookout sing along on a Mattapoisett family beach.

August 2014: Performed for a multi-generational family gathering at Katama.

Friday, October 10, 2014: Wedding rehearsal dinner at the Edgartown Yacht Club.

Sunday, October 12, 2014: Performed on Chappaquiddick for Colby-Sawyer College students in a marine study program. Event included dinner and one hour program of sea chanties and sea stories. We did a similar program for students two years ago.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, noon: or when Christmas in Edgartown Parade ends. Christmas at Sea, a program of stories and songs by Mark Alan Lovewell. $5 admission for adults. Senior citizens are free. Children accompanied by an adult are also free.

Year 2013

Friday, May 3, 8:30 p.m.: Private concert at the Hyannis Resort Hotel. More than 200 people gathered for stories and songs. Part of a weekend convention held by a philanthropic women’s organization.

Saturday, May 4, evening: Bass River Yacht Club. More than 80 sailors gathered for an evening dinner and concert.

Tuesday, July 23, 4 p.m. Edgartown Whaling Church. Children’s CD Release concert with special guest Phil DaRosa. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Event sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, Vineyard Gazette Media Group and WMVY Radio.

An August evening: Sang and told stories by the sea at South Beach in Edgartown for a family and their closest friends. It was a hot dogs and beans and hamburger dinner. There were children and a barrel of fellowship. A spectacular sunset was included. By the time the stars came out everyone was tired from singing.

Saturday, September 7, Performed aboard the schooner Roseway in Boston Harbor for a private gathering. It was a four-hour sail which included a full catered meal.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m., or after the parade. Christmas at Sea, a program of stories and songs by Mark Alan Lovewell. $5 admission for adults. Senior citizens are free. Children accompanied by an adult are also free.

Year 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard Twenty-fifth Annual Burns Nicht Supper, Harbor View Hotel. Mark gave the Toast to the Lassies, by singing songs and giving a speech.

Saturday, February 4, 2012: Catboat Association 50th anniversary annual meeting. Performance included singing before over 300 people in the auditorium and restaurant of the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, in Groton, Conn. The luncheon was attended by Steve White, president of the Mystic Seaport Museum and David Nathans, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. It was a very salty bunch. Mark also performed Sunday morning, singing songs and telling stories.

Monday, April 30, 1:30 p.m. Barnstable Senior Center. Free. We did a program on the history of sea chanties. There were 55 people in the audience. We made a lot of new friends and quite a few attending were old friends too. What a treat.

Friday, May 15, 1:15: Memorial Wharf. March to the Sea. Performing a song for the students and faculty of the Edgartown Public School. This is an annual event and an annual performance.

Saturday, June 9, noon: One-hour program, Cape Cod Maritime Festival, Aselton Park, Hyannis. Free concert. Hosted by and near the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street. Black Dog schooner Alabama, the maritime museum’s historic catboat Sarah, and the tall ship Peacemaker will be there.

Wednesday, July 25: Evening concert for Monument Beach Civic Association in Bourne.

Year 2011

Sunday, February 6, 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.: Performed at the 49th annual Catboat Association Annual meeting Anything Goes Forum, at Groton, Connecticut. The program involved storytelling by catboat sailors; together with sea songs and a few stories by Mark Alan Lovewell

Tuesday, April 26, 1:30 p.m. Sea Songs and Stories Cape Cod and Islands, a program by Mark Alan Lovewell. The Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis. Telephone: 508-862-4750.

Friday, May 20, from noon to 3 p.m.: Told stories and provided background music for the Vineyard Gazette open house.

Friday, May 27, 1 p.m. Performed for the Edgartown Elementary School, in their March to the Sea program, at Memorial Wharf. Told a story and sang a song.

Friday, June 24, 6 p.m.: Private 70th birthday party in Chilmark.

Saturday, June 25, 8:30 p.m.: Boy Scouts camping out at Camp Duarte. Fireside, campfire performance. For information contact Troop 22, Bloomfield, N.J.; Troop leader Paul Wilson 973-873-9264.

Year 2010

Tuesday, January 12: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Newes of America, a family restaurant at 23 Kelley Street in Edgartown. Mark Alan Lovewell: Sea Songs and Stories of Whales.

Tuesday, January 26: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Newes of America, a family restaurant at 23 Kelley Street in Edgartown. Mark Alan Lovewell: Sea Songs and Stories of the Harbor.

Sunday, February 14, 11 a.m.: Unitarian Universalist Meeting House on Main Street Vineyard Haven. Valentine’s Day. One Sailor’s Valentine, a short 20-minute program as part of the Sunday service.

Friday, May 28, 1 p.m.: Edgartown School March to the Sea, performing a song and telling a story.

Saturday, June 19, 10:30 a.m.: Falmouth Public Library, a program on whaling for the young and old. This is one of many events in the 17th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days observance on Cape Cod. Free.

Thursday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.: The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will host a centennial observance of the grounding of the schooner Mertie B. Crowley, with a talk and reception in the Museum Library. One hundred years ago, on January 23, 1910, a six-masted schooner ran aground and was destroyed off Wasque. All aboard were rescued by a small fishing boat out of Edgartown. Vineyard Gazette reporter Mark Alan Lovewell will give a talk and moderate a discussion. Descendants of those who risked their lives in the rescue will be there to share their stories, their memorabilia and fellowship. $8 for Members, $12 for non-Members. Call 508-627-4441 for more details.

Tuesday, July 6, 7 p.m.: Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, program on maritime heritage. Free.

Thursday, July 22, evening: Edgartown Whaling Church, Celebration of the Sea. A program of Stories, Sea Songs and Poetry given by Mark Alan Lovewell. This is an annual fundraiser for Martha’s Vineyard Museum and Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust. Free Celebration of the Sea reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Exhibitors at the reception will include a number of nonprofit organizations committed to preserving the Vineyard maritime’s heritage through science, raising environmental awareness and education. Concert at 7 p.m. Admission $15. Children and seniors $10. Call 508-627-4441 for more details.

Sunday, August 22, 7 p.m.: Tabernacle, free concert. Celebrating the Campground’s 175th anniversary. Includes Ice Cream Social.

Saturday, Sept. 18: Kingston Arts Festival, Kingston. Performing at 2 p.m.

Year 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009: 6 p.m. Weathering the Storm on Martha’s Vineyard: An evening of fine dining and fascinating conversation with Mark Alan Lovewell, at The Mansion House in Vineyard Haven. Dinner at Zephrus. Includes talk on Vineyard weather. The Mansion House was the first weather station on Martha’s Vineyard. Mark is a cooperative observer for the National Weather Service. He will give three 20 minute talks into the evening. Plus an ongoing video of storms through the centuries. Fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

Sunday, May 3, 4:00 p.m. Pete Seeger’s 60th birthday celebration at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Mark will be joining with other musicians to share stories and songs about this wonderful American troubadour. The event is free and there will even be a cake. Call the center for more details: 508-693-1850.

Wednesday, May 20, 7 to 8:00 pm: Songs and Stories of the Sea at the Falmouth Public Library. Celebration Cape Cod Maritime Days.

Friday, May 22, 1:30 p.m. Memorial Wharf, for the Edgartown Elementary School March to the Sea. A short song to honor Island sailors.

Friday, June 5, 9:30 p.m.: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Martha’s Vineyard, regional high school track. Performing as part of a remembrance of Island friends.

Friday, June 19, 4 to 8 p.m.: Performing, singing and telling maritime stories at the Rising Tide Potluck Dinner/Chowderfest” at Jones River Landing in Kingston.

Saturday, June 20, 4:30 to 5:15 pm: Polly Hill Arboretum: Summer Solstice Celebration, free. Mark Alan Lovewell is one of many musicians and storytellers performing. Lots of fun.

Tuesday, July 14: private event aboard a cruise ship.

Friday, July 17: private event aboard a cruise ship.

Thursday, July 23, 5 p.m.: Aquinnah Public Library. Tales of a Catboat Sail to Dogfish Bar, a talk. Free.

Saturday, July 25: private event aboard a cruise ship.

Tuesday, July 28: private event aboard a cruise ship.

Thursday, July 30, Edgartown Whaling Church, Celebration of the Sea: Shipwrecks, Pirates and Mermaids. Stories and Songs. Fundraiser for Martha’s Vineyard Museum and Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust. Free Celebration of the Sea reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m. Admission $15. Children and seniors $10.

Saturday, August 1: 1 p.m. Woods Hole Historical Museum. A concert of songs and sea chanties. Free.

Saturday, August 22, 8 p.m.: Tabernacle. Stories and Songs. $15 at the door. Fundraiser for Tabernacle Restoration Project. Canceled because of bad weather.

Monday, August 31: private event aboard a cruise ship.Friday, September 18: The South Shore Folk Music Club coffeehouse, Kingston Unitarian Church, Main Street, Kingston, MA. Doors open at 7:30. Fee for members $5. $6 for nonmembers. Performing with Gabriel Egan.

Year 2008

Sat. Jan. 26, 21st annual Burns Nicht Supper, Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard. “Toast to Scots Around the World.” At the Oyster Bar and Grill, Oak Bluffs. Visit reviews for comment on this performance.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1:30 pm: Valentine’s Day Tea at the Federated Church Parish House for the Unity Club. Private performance. Call 508-696-4655 for details.

Tuesday, March 11, 7 to 9 pm: “He Said, She Said, He Read” A Brief History and Tales of Martha’s Vineyard Newspapers. Hear Mark Alan Lovewell of the Vineyard Gazette tell stories about how news got to and around the Vineyard over the last two centuries. Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 59 School St., Edgartown. Wine and treats! $12 nonmembers; $10 members. 508-627-4441 for more information.

March, 18, 21, 24: West Tisbury Elementary School. Performed for first and second graders. A program on whaling and sea chanties.

Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 to 8:30 pm: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster. A program of stories and singing. Cosponsored by the museum, the Nantucket Soundkeeper and Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society. This is the final event of a five-week lecture series that began on March 5 and is called: A Sea of Culture: Conservation Through Art.

Wednesday, April 23, 10:30 am: West Tisbury Public Library. Storytelling with Mark Alan Lovewell. Stories and songs for all ages. Free. 508-693-3366.

Friday, May 16, 2 to 3 pm: Featherstone Center for the Arts. A program for seniors and youngsters. For more information contact the center: 508-693-1850. Program organized by Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Monday, May 19, 12:40 to 1:40: Perform at the Edgartown Elementary School for a class studying whaling.

Friday, May 23, 1:30 pm: Memorial Wharf, for the Edgartown Elementary School March to the Sea. A short song to honor Island sailors.

Wednesday, June 11, 8 pm: Cruise ship, private function.

Saturday, June 21, 3:45 to 4:30 pm: Polly Hill Arboretum: Summer Solstice Celebration, free. Mark Alan Lovewell is one of many musicians and storytellers performing. Lots of fun.

Wednesday, June 25, 8 pm: Cruise ship, private function.

Thursday, June 26, 7 p.m.: Premier of Zeb Tilton film “Zeb – Schooner Life” Capawock Theater, V.H. Sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Will appear.

Tuesday, July 1, 8 pm: Cruise ship, private function.

Thursday, July 10, 6 to 7 pm: Perform at the Edgartown Lighthouse for Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Additional details: 508-627-4441.

Tuesday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.: Fish Stories: Tales and Songs of Vineyard Fishermen, by Mark Alan Lovewell. A program honoring the Vineyard’s Fishermen at the historic Edgartown Whaling Church. Adult admission $15. Children and seniors $10. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

A Fishermen Friends Patron reception will precede the concert: 6 to 7 p.m. in the Baylies Room, lower level of church, includes preferred concert seating $20. Fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Natural Resource Department Bay Scallop Enhancement Project and Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group. Sponsored by Vineyard Gazette and WMVY radio.

Wednesday, August 20, 8 p.m.: Mark Alan Lovewell will perform some songs and Open for the presentation of the movie Zeb – Schooner Life, a movie from Detrick Lawrence Productions. Fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Mr. Lovewell will be joined by Tristan Israel, a local folk singer.

Saturday, August 30, 8 pm: Cruise ship, private function.

Wednesday Sept. 10, 7 p.m.: Sang for the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society dinner, honoring Amish barn raisers for the work they had done during the week. Sang four songs and got everyone singing.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m.: Spoke at the Children’s Memorial Remembrance observance at the Edgartown Lighthouse. Spoke for ten minutes about the value of this lighthouse to the community. Program organized by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8:30 to 10 a.m.: Tisbury Elementary School. Two class programs for 5th graders on sea chanties as work songs. Teacher Peter Boak.

Saturday, October 11, 7:30 pm: Unitarian Church in Tisbury. Columbus Day Bed and Breakfast Weekend.

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.: New Years concerts Last Night, First Day; First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven. Opening for Susan Klein, storyteller.

Year 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2 p.m.: Unity Club St. Valentine’s Day afternoon tea, at the Federated Church, Edgartown.

Thursday, February 22: Private Party. 6 p.m.: Holmes Hole Sailing Association Dinner and Social Gam at The Wharf Pub, Edgartown.

Tuesday, March 6, 4 to 6 p.m.: Performing at State Road Cronig’s Market as part of the store’s 90th birthday. Free concert for the shopping public.

Saturday, March 10, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Performing at Up-Island Cronig’s Market as part of the store’s 90th birthday. Free concert for the shopping public.

Thursday, May 10, 12:30 p.m. StoryCorps Mobile Oral History program, at Cronig’s Market, State Road, Vineyard Haven. Provided opening entertainment, songs and stories. Program part of WCAI and WNAN NPR programs

Friday, May 11, 6 to 8 p.m.: Sengekontacket Pond Stories, a program offered by Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary to raise public awareness. Mark joined with other featured speakers to talk about the pond in a personal way. Participants include Gus Ben David, David Grunden, Anne Lemenager and others. Held at the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club, on the Boulevard. Call Felix Neck for details at 508-627-4850.

Friday, May 18: performed daytime for Nantucket Soundkeeper, in a classroom at the Barnstable Horace Mann Charter School, and Barnstable Senior Center in Hyannis. Contact Nantucket Soundkeeper at 508-775-9767 for more information. All part of the 14th annual Cape Cod Maritime Days, when Cape Codders gather to celebrate their connection to the sea.

Friday, May 25: Sang for the Edgartown Elementary School at Memorial Wharf, as part of Memorial Day observance, march to the sea.

Tuesday, June 12: Private evening performance aboard ship, Spirit of Nantucket, in Vineyard Haven harbor.

Wednesday, June 20: Private evening performance aboard ship, Spirit of Nantucket, in Vineyard Haven harbor.

Thursday, July 5, Edgartown evening private clambake.

Saturday, July 7, private performance, Clambake, Harbor View Hotel.

Sunday, July 22, 3 p.m.: Seafaring Songs and Stories with Mark Alan Lovewell: Come for fellowship and ice cream! A fundraiser for one of Edgartown’s oldest churches, The Federated Church, 45 South Summer Street, in the historic center of town. A program for all ages, all proceeds raised go to the church’s Steeple Fund. 508-627-4421.

Saturday, August 4, 8 p.m.: Private evening performance aboard a cruise ship, in Vineyard Haven harbor. Call if interested in details.

Saturday, August 11, 8 p.m.: Private evening performance aboard a cruise ship, in Vineyard Haven harbor. Call if interested in details.

Wednesday, August 22: Edgartown Lighthouse, for Martha’s Vineyard Museum. 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 25, 8 p.m.: Private evening performance aboard a cruise ship, in Vineyard Haven harbor. Call if interested in details.

Saturday, September 9, 8 p.m.: Private evening performance aboard a cruise ship, in Vineyard Haven harbor. Call if interested in details.

Saturday, September 16, 8 p.m.: Private evening performance aboard a cruise ship, in Vineyard Haven harbor. Call if interested in details.

Tuesday, September 26: Private evening performance aboard a ship, Spirit of Nantucket, in Vineyard Haven harbor.

Wednesday, November 21, 1 p.m.: Martha’s Vineyard Rotary Club weekly meeting at the Ocean View in Oak Bluffs. Performance, stories and song.

Year 2006

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, 11 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha’s Vineyard, a maritime service. Sang two songs as part of their Sunday Service. A talk was given by boat builder Ross Gannon of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway. His talk was entitled: How I View My Work in Relation to What’s Happening in the World.

Saturday, Jan. 14: Newport, R.I. private party.

Saturday, March 18, 10:30 a.m: Martha’s Vineyard Independent Film Festival, at the Chilmark Community Center. Performance following the airing of the movie Fisher Poets.

Friday, May 26, 1 p.m.: Performed at Memorial Park Edgartown, for the Edgartown Elementary School Memorial Day observance. March to the Sea.

Friday, June 23, 9 to 10 p.m.: Camp Duarte, Oak Bluffs. Performed at a campsite for Boy Scout Troop 22 of Bloomfield, N.J.

Tuesday, July 18, 8 p.m. Appearing for a short time at the Tabernacle. Opening for the showing of the Gregory Peck movie Moby-Dick. The evening begins with a brief introduction, a tale and a song. Put on by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society.

Wednesday, July 19 from 2 to 3 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum. A program called: Fishermen, Whalers and Sailors: their songs and stories. A program for the whole family, and includes sing-along songs.

Week of July 24 through July 29, Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society, Week of Whale. Telephone historical society for information: 508-627-4441. Details still being worked out.

Wednesday, July 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Vineyard Whalers, two perspectives. An evening with Tobias Vanderhoop. Stories and songs about Vineyard Whalers, on the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society grounds in Edgartown. Telephone historical society for information: 508-627-4441. Details still being worked out.

Thursday, July 27: Evening performance at The Yard, Chilmark. Part of Week of Whale, with the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society. Telephone historical society for information: 508-627-4441. Details still being worked out.

Saturday, July 29: 11 a.m. Perform on the grounds of the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society, Edgartown, part of Week of the Whale.

Thursday, August 3, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. A View from the Yardarm. Songs, stories and funny tales from the Vineyard. An evening at the Edgartown Whaling Church. $15 admission. Fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.

Tuesday, August 8: 4 p.m., All Hands on Deck! One hour program of songs and stories for children: Twelve and under are free when accompanied by an adult., at the Edgartown Whaling Church. $10 admission. Fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.

Friday, August 25, 2 to 3 p.m.: Aboard the schooner Spirit of Massachusetts, at Straight Wharf, Nantucket. An educational program for young people and all.

Wednesday, August 30, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Aboard the schooner Spirit of Massachusetts, at West Dock, at Tisbury Wharf in Vineyard Haven, on Martha’s Vineyard. An educational program for young people and all.

Friday, Oct. 20, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark. Songs and stories after dinner. Private party for Hollywood film producer and his friends.

Friday, Nov. 17, 9 p.m. Outerland, at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. “Three Hollering Loons.” Performing with Maynard Silva and Joe Keenan. Doors open at 8 p.m. Program begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information call the nightclub at 508-693-1137.

Sunday, Dec. 31: New Year’s concerts Last Night, First Day; Vineyard Haven. Performing at the Unitarian Church on Main Street in Vineyard Haven from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Year 2005

Saturday, January 1, 2005, 10 to 11 a.m.: Last Night, First Day: a special morning program for children at Unitarian – Universalist Society, Main street, Vineyard Haven. Free with button. Tisbury Volunteer Ambulance Association and Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, March 6: 8 p.m. Travel Channel. Beach Towns with an Attitude (also known as Beaches with an Attitude), a program about the world’s best beaches and communities by the shore. Mark Alan Lovewell is featured as a singer, writer. His music and stories are part of an introduction to the Beaches of Edgartown. Mr. Lovewell sings and talks about the whaling history of the town. The hour-long program included some of the world’s best beaches. The Edgartown segment was ten minutes long. Program was recorded in the late summer of 2004.

Sunday, May 1: 2 p.m. Performed opening song for Memorial Service for Cassie Roessel at the Agricultural Society Hall in West Tisbury. She was a Steamship Authority governor. She unexpectedly died last winter. The service included tributes and stories, a celebration of her life.

Tuesday, May 3: 6 p.m.: Pete Seeger’s Birthday Party Tribute. A performance at Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs. Part of a national celebration of the celebrated folksinger 86th birthday. Performers included Tristan Israel and Nancy Jephcote.

Friday, June 17: 4 to 5 p.m. A free program of folksongs and stories for Edgartown Seniors on the grounds of The Anchors, the Edgartown Senior Center off Dock Street. Sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Council on Aging. Telephone the center for more information 508-627-4368.

Saturday, June 18: Noon to 2 p.m. Chatham Maritime Festival. Singing songs and telling salty tales. Free performance. For details visit their website: Chatham Maritime Festival.

Tuesday, June 21: Special performance for Tisbury 5th graders at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Peter Bok music teacher.

Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.: Katharine Cornell Theatre, Vineyard Haven. Rerelease of the book Zeb, a celebrated schooner life, by Polly Burroughs. Words by Matthew Stackpole, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society and Nat Benjamin of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway. Includes performance by Larry Kaplan, folksinger songwriter. Peter Stanford of the National Maritime Historical Society spoke. Sponsored by Bunch of Grapes Bookstore and Globe Pequot Press.

Thursday, July 7, 7 to 8 p.m. New Bedford Whaling Museum. Rerelease of the book Zeb, a celebrated schooner life, by Polly Burroughs. Program includes singing, storytelling. Polly will be available to sign books.

Thursday, July 14, 7 to 9 p.m.: Edgartown Whaling Church. Down on the Farm; Out on the Sea. A celebration of Vineyard life through songs and stories. Special guest Tristan Israel. Tickets $15 for adults, children under 12 accompanied by an adult free. A fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.

Saturday, July 30, 2005: 10:30 a.m. Nantucket Historical Association. A concert for children at the newly renovated and expanded Whaling Museum at 15 Broad Street. Performance at the Whaling Museum Discovery Room. In the 1800s the building was a candle factory, where sperm whale oil was processed. For more information on this and other programs visit the Nantucket Historical Association website.

Wednesday, August 3: 6:30 to 8 p.m. A free performance on the grounds of the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society. For more information contact the historical society at 508-627-4441.

Friday, August 5: 5 to 7 p.m. CD Release Party and Photo Show, at Mr. Lovewell’s home on Chicken Alley in Vineyard Haven. New release of CD: Martha’s Vineyard Folksongs. Call for details: 508-696-4655.

Saturday, August 27: 8 p.m. Songs and Tales of the Sea, the Heart and the Hearth; an evening with Mark Alan Lovewell and friends at the Tabernacle. Special performances by blues singer Maynard Silva and troubadour Tristan Israel. It is a family program of singing, foot stomping and maybe some dancing. All in one night under the stars in the Tabernacle. Fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Campmeeting Association. Admission $10.

Saturday, September 10: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Evening. private clambake and wedding.

Monday, September 12: 6:15 p.m. on an Up-Island beach, private clambake.

Thursday, December 8: 8 p.m. Barnacle Club, women’s night, American Legion, for members only.

Saturday, December 31, 2006: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Last Night, First Day: a special program for children at Katharine Cornell Theatre, Vineyard Haven. Entertainment follows the movie Peter Pan, which starts at 11:30. Free with button. Tisbury Volunteer Ambulance Association and Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, December 31: 7 to 9 p.m. Last Night, First Day: a special evening program at Unitarian – Universalist Society, Main street, Vineyard Haven. Joining together with Tristan Israel, a Vineyard Haven folk singer-troubadour. Free with button. Tisbury Volunteer Ambulance Association and Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Revisit this site in the weeks ahead for upcoming concerts and programs.

Year 2004

Thursday, Jan. 1: Noon to 1 p.m. Last Night, First Day: a special program for children at Unitarian – Universalist Society, Main street, Vineyard Haven. Free with button. Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, January 9, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Windemere Nursing Home, Oak Bluffs. Concert for the residents at the nursing home.

Friday, January 23, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Windemere Nursing Home, Oak Bluffs. Concert for the residents at the nursing home.

Saturday, March 20 to Tuesday, April 6; and from April 27 to May 9: A tour to Hawaii and Alaska. Mr. Lovewell joined with a traveling troupe of storytellers under a federal education grant called ECHO. The Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations (ECHO) Act is a major, federally mandated educational and cultural enrichment initiative, annually serving thousands of children and adult in Alaska, Hawaii, and Massachusetts. Mr. Lovewell performed at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, Alaska; the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. For more information visit Mr. Lovewell’s sponsor: New Bedford Whaling Museum. You can also visit the ECHO website.

Wednesday, July 14: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Ice Cream Social for families. Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society lawn. Free ice cream and sea chantey concert.

Saturday, July 24: Aboard the Shenandoah with Bill Schustik. From 2 to 4 p.m. Performed at Five Corners Shipyard from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 5, 7 to 9 p.m. Performing at the Edgartown Whaling Church. Special guest Tobias Vanderhoop from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

Saturday, November 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at Sea, at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Free concert, included with admission.

Friday, December 31, 7 to 8 p.m.: Last Night, First Day: a special evening New Years Eve concert at Unitarian – Universalist Society, Main street, Vineyard Haven. Free with button. Tisbury Volunteer Ambulance Association and Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Year 2003

Wednesday, Jan. 1: Noon to 1 p.m. Last Night, First Day: a special program for children at Unitarian – Universalist Society, Main street, Vineyard Haven. Free with button. Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, January 8, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Windemere Nursing Home, Oak Bluffs. Concert for the residents at the nursing home.

Wednesday, January 15, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Edgartown Council on Aging. A program for the seniors in a day program.

Sunday, January 26, 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Society, Main street, Vineyard Haven. Mr. Lovewell will conduct the service with song, stories and reading of poetry.

Tuesday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Vineyard Haven Public Library. A concert for young readers. Call 508-696-4211 extension 14 for more details.

Wednesday, February 19, 2 to 4 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Monday, February 24, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Windemere Nursing Home, Oak Bluffs. Concert for the residents at the nursing home.

Monday, March 10, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Windemere Nursing Home, Oak Bluffs. Concert for the residents at the nursing home.

Monday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Windemere Nursing Home, Oak Bluffs. Concert for the residents at the nursing home.

Saturday, May 10, 10 to noon: Second Annual Cape Cod Maritime Festival, Aselton Park, on the Hyannis waterfront (corner of South and Ocean Streets). Event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. First day of a week-long observance. Admission free.

Saturday, May 10, 2 to 4 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Thursday, July 10, 7 to 9 p.m.: Mark Alan Lovewell at the Edgartown Whaling Church. A program of stories, sea chanties and photography. Tickets $15 for adults, children under 12 accompanied by an adult free. A fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2 to 4 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Friday, December 19, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Windemere Nursing Home, Oak Bluffs. Concert for the residents at the nursing home.

Friday, December 26, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Windemere Nursing Home, Oak Bluffs. Concert for the residents at the nursing home.

Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1: Last Night, First Day: two performances at Unitarian – Universalist Society, Main street, Vineyard Haven. Wednesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. Children program on New Years Day from noon to 1 p.m. Free with Last Night, First Day button. Last Night, First Day.

Year 2002

Tuesday, January 1, 11 a.m. to 12 noon: Unitarian Church. Children’s Program, part of Festivities for New Year, sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, February 20, 1 to 3 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Wednesday, April 17, 1 to 3 p.m. New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Saturday, June 15, 2 to 4 p.m.:New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Saturday, July 6, 7 to 9 p.m.: Three Whales and a Dog, a program for the whole family at the Edgartown Whaling Church in Edgartown. This was a fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust. See copy of the review.

Thursday, July 11, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Fern and Feather Day Camp Program, not a public performance.

Thursday, August 2, 6 to 8 p.m.: Chappaquiddick (private clambake).

Thursday, July 25, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Fern and Feather Day Camp Program, not a public performance.

Thursday, August 8, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Fern and Feather Day Camp Program, not a public performance.

Tuesday, August 13, 6 to 7 p.m.: Vineyard Haven Public Library. Sing along with Mark Lovewell. Free public performance.

Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 to 6:30: Old Menemsha School. Sea chanties and Story telling for the One Book – One Island, a program sponsored jointly by the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association and Bunch of Grapes Bookstore. Free concert.

Saturday, October 12, 2 to 4 p.m.:New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Saturday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.: private concert at the Unitarian Church.

Wednesday, Nov. 20: 1:30 p.m. Performed for Day Program at the Edgartown Council on Aging Center. Performed for one hour for senior citizens involved in a daylong program of crafts, exercise and activities.

Saturday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m.: Travis Tuck funeral service at the New Agricultural Society Hall in West Tisbury. Mr. Lovewell opened the service with a song and closed the program with a song. Mr. Tuck was a celebrated metal sculptor who died on Monday, Nov. 18 after succumbing to a two year struggle with lung cancer. He was 59 years of age.

Friday, December 13: 8 p.m. Katharine Cornell Theatre. A bi-monthly Singer Songwriter Evening, organized by Corinne de Langavant. Contact her at 508-696-8392 for more information about the concert.

Tuesday, December 31, New Year’s Eve: 7 to 8 p.m.: Last Night, First Day Celebration, concert location Unitarian-Universalist Society, Main street, Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Year 2001

Wednesday to Thursday, February 21, 22: New Bedford Whaling Museum, performed programs for youngsters from the YMCA, also general admission visitors to the museum. Three separate programs.

Saturday, March 31, 2 to 4 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Wednesday, April 18: New Bedford Whaling Museum

Thursday, April 26: Black Dog Tavern for PEO, an organization of professional women, and not a public performance.

Friday, May 25, 1:30 p.m. Edgartown School, Memorial Day Weekend program.

Saturday, June 2, 2 to 4 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Saturday, June 9, 2 to 4 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Friday, July 6th, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Edgartown Whaling Church, with Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone; Joe Keenan and Ingrid Goff. A small selection of songs will be song. A benefit for Maritime Studies Project of Vineyard Voyages. From the program notes: “Mark Lovewell has regaled Vineyard audiences for years with tales, sea songs and chanteys while writing about maritime subjects and shooting photographs for the Vineyard Gazette.”

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Fern and Feather Day Camp Program, not a public performance.

Thursday, August 9, 6:30 p.m.: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Fern and Feather Day Camp Program, not a public performance.

Friday, September 7, 7 p.m.: Owen Park. Harbor Festival. A free concert sponsored by the Tisbury Business Association.

Saturday, October 6, 2 to 4 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Tuesday, November 27: 10 to noon: Vineyard Affordable Childcare Project, Community Partnership for Children: two concerts for pre-schoolers at the Oak Bluffs School, not a public performance.

Friday, December 7: 7:30 p.m.: Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, in Vineyard Haven. A one hour program of song, poetry and storytelling.

Tuesday, December 18: 10 to noon: Vineyard Affordable Childcare Project, Community Partnership for Children: two concerts for pre-schoolers in the Oak Bluffs School community room. Not a public performance.

Saturday, December 29, 2 to 4 p.m.: New Bedford Whaling Museum.Visit website: http://www.whalingmuseum.org.

Monday, December 31, New Year’s Eve: 7 to 8 p.m.: First Night Celebration, concert location Unitarian Church, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Year 2000

Saturday, May 13, 1 to 3 p.m.: Vineyard Haven Public Library birthday celebration. Performed songs for youngsters.

Friday, May 26, 1 p.m.: Memorial Day observance for elementary school students at the Edgartown Public School. Program of song at Memorial Wharf.

Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m.: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts Audubon Society. Fern and Feather day camp program, hour long program after dinner.

Thursday, August 10, 6 p.m.: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts Audubon Society. Fern and Feather day camp program, hour long program after dinner.

Sunday, August 20, 5:30 p.m. Beach House in Oak Bluffs. Private family program on Vineyard maritime history.

Friday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Owen Park Vineyard Haven Harbor Festival, free concert, sponsored by the Tisbury Business Assn.

Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m. New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, two hours of sea chanteys and stories.

Saturday, October 21, 7 p.m., Katharine Cornell Theatre, Three Hollering Loons. Maynard Silva, Joe Keenan and Mark Lovewell perform.

Monday, October 30, 12:30 p.m.: Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Provided a program for Dan Murphy’s voice class.

Saturday, November 17, 7 p.m. Katharine Cornell Theatre, Three Hollering Loons. Maynard Silva, Joe Keenan and Mark Lovewell perform.

Sunday, December 31, 2 p.m.: Unitarian Church in Vineyard Haven. First Night of Martha’s Vineyard. New Years celebration. An hour of songs and stories.

Year 1999

Thursday, June 17, 1999, Martha’s Vineyard Times. Kay Mayhew, town columnist wrote: “Now that Mark Lovewell lives in our town, we can claim one of the best folk performers on the Island. Mark entertained at the Historical Society on Saturday with lively sea chanteys and brief stories of their origins. He accompanied his songs with guitar, harmonica and concertina.”

Saturday, August 28, 3 to 5 p.m., Edgartown Scrimshaw Gallery, a program fundraiser for Sail Martha’s Vineyard. Maritime artist Jim Mitchell signed limited edition prints of his painting of Shenandoah and Alabama sailing.

Friday, September 10, 7 p.m. Owen Park. Vineyard Haven Harbor Festival, free concert, sponsored by the Tisbury Business Assn.

Sunday, September 26, afternoon: Lambert’s Cove Beach, for Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation autumn celebration “A beach to Remember” songs on the beach.