The Johnson Girls
Internationally acclaimed, The Johnson Girls have been a force on the folk and maritime music scene for over two decades as the leading all-woman, a cappella maritime group in the world. Believing that sea chanteys and sea songs were the first real “World Music”, Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdre Murtha each bring a special influence to the group. They performed in the 2005 Workum festival, and had fond memories of the festival, the boats, and the race. Whether performing at packed international folk festivals, folk clubs, intimate venues, leading workshops, or presenting school and library programs, The Johnson Girls remain true to their mission of keeping chantey singing alive, bringing women’s voices to the fore, and encouraging everyone to join in the revelry. The Johnson Girls have performed across the United States, in Canada, England, Wales, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and France, and appeared on French TV.