My wife and I spent last weekend in Mystic, Connecticut soaking up the coastal life, including touring the Mystic Seaport Museum complex (well done - like a Plimouth Plantation with lots of period activities - worth the trip). But I think we got our fill of New England sea shanties and AVI just recently did a posting on a similar topic.
So I'll pull in another folkish venue - more lively Newfoundland songs with a classic by Ryan's Fancy. Denis Ryan, Fergus O'Byrne, and Dermot O'Reilly were all Irish immigrants
to Canada who were originally members of the Sons of Erin. When that group
broke apart the trio relocated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1971 to attend Memorial
University of Newfoundland (where I did some graduate work in oceanography for
two years). Making a splash in the local
music scene, the group landed several television series before breaking up in
the early 1980s.