Critically acclaimed musician and storyteller, Mikelangelo, joins members of Tasmania's iconic Van Diemen's Band to bring you 'Songs of the Sea'.

Summoning from the depths of the Derwent and beyond, this classical-folk collaboration will see the irreverent Mikelangelo perform with Van Diemen's Fiddles and special guest artists, Luke Plumb (Mandolin) and Dave McNamara (Piano Accordion) to lure you with mellifluous myth.

Hosted on the majestic tall ship James Craig, step aboard for this one-of-a kind event, take a tour and immerse yourself in ‘salty’ tales of yore.

A true restoration of a majestic tall ship (not a replica), the James Craig was rescued as a rusting wreck from Tasmania's Recherche Bay in 1972. There are only four 19th century barques left in the world capable of sailing. James Craig is the only one in the Southern Hemisphere.

What: Specially curated concert & tall ship tour (self-guided with ‘pit-stop’ stories by crew)

Price: $45 + Eventbrite booking fee

When: Saturday 11 February, 2023

SOLD OUT - 5:30pm-7:00pm

SOLD OUT - 8:00pm - 9:30pm  

Where: James Craig will be docked alongside Princess Wharf 1. Please note, this is not a sailing event; the James Craig will remain dockside.

Ticketing Terms & Conditions: Tickets are non-refundable except in the case that the event has been cancelled by the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. By purchasing a ticket you agree to all ticketing terms and conditions found here.

1Are food and drinks available?
Yes! Snacks and cold drinks will be available for purchase on board the ship.
2Are there any age restrictions?
This event is restricted to people aged 18 years and over; photo ID may be required.
3Will we be sailing?
This is a non-sailing event. James Craig will be docked alongside Princess Wharf 1.
4What if I'm late?
We're not going anywhere — so we'll see you onboard as you arrive! Please note, there are no refunds or exchanges given, as per the Ticketing Terms and Conditions above.
5Is this an accessible venue?
This venue is a working vessel; please expect uneven surfaces and stairs. James Craig Tall Ship is not wheelchair accessible. Access is via a gangway. If you require further information about accessibility for this event please contact or call the office on 03 6223 3375. Please note, we are a small team of staff and volunteers but we will endeavour to respond to any queries within 72 hours (excluding weekends and Public Holidays).