When That Great Ship Went Down: Music to Commemorate the Sinking of the Titanic


Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Early on the morning of April 15, 1911, the passenger liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. Of the 2,224 passengers on board, 1,514 died. Orchestras in first and second class on the Titanic that night played popular songs of the day while Irish musicians in third class played rousing jigs and reels. Hammered Dulcimer musician Phil Passen will present a program of popular music from a bygone era including songs such as The Glow Worm, Come Josephine in My Flying Machine, and Alexander’s Ragtime Band as well as Irish tunes popular at the time of the Titanic disaster.

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