2019 Public Performances

We have more than 30 private performances already scheduled for this year.
We also schedule a lot of private performances.

2019 Past Performances

Wednesday, August 7, 7:30 p.m. Edgartown Whaling Church. Back on Martha’s Vineyard: With the Fishes.

A program of sea songs, maritime stories, poetry and storytelling; at the Edgartown Whaling Church. The evening included multiple guests and was wrapped around the release of a new CD, a digital collection, called With the Fishes by Mark Alan Lovewell, a local folksinger, writer, poet and storyteller.

Martha’s Vineyard artists appearing on stage to share their gifts included: Matthew Stackpole, maritime historian; Cynthia Riggs, mystery writer; Janet Messineo, outdoor fishing author, her husband folksinger Tristan Israel; and Sara Piazza, an Edgartown folksinger, a photographer and writer.

$20 admission adults; Seniors $5. Young people 19 and under $5 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets sold at the door.

February, 23 through 25, 2018 – 21st Annual Fisherpoets Gathering, Astoria, Oregon

Mark returned for his third visit, telling fish stories, reading poems and singing maritime tunes. Over 90 performers at approximately nine venues. Take a look at a new Astoria video that was posted on YouTube.

Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m.: Follow the Journey of the North Atlantic Right Whale, at Pathways Arts, 9 State Road, Chilmark.

Mark opened with a song and story for a special featured presentation which includes a film about right whales; Ken Wentworth and Liz Witham of Film-Truth Productions. Free admission.  For more information: 508-645-9098

Monday, June 17, 2019: Summer Solstice with Margaret Emerson, at Featherstone Center for the Arts, 6 p.m.

Mark returns for another year. He sang sea chanties and recited poetry. For more information on this event and others at the Featherstone Center for the Arts telephone: 508-693-1850 or visit their website: https://www.featherstoneart.org/

Friday, June 21, 8:30 p.m.: Summer Solstice gathering at Garde East, 52 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven.

Commemorate the start of summer under a canopy of stars. Mark opens with stories about the stars above, shares stories about the Vineyard Haven harbor and there will be sea songs. Garde East overlooks the harbor from Vineyard Haven Marina and offers both indoor and outdoor dining in a casual yet elegant setting. Telephone: (508) 687-9926 Visit gardeeast.com

Monday, June 24, 5 p.m.: Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard garden party, Edgartown.

A fundraiser cocktail party with auction. Mark sang sea songs as an opener to the event.

Book Mark Alan Lovewell Today!

If you are looking for a public performance, why not initiate one? Mark performs at all kinds of venues from backyards, front yards, your favorite public place, and aboard almost any seaworthy vessel! Mark has already scheduled over 30 private performances for the summer of 2018, so this is a big year! Book Mark today and experience his sea shanties firsthand!