Under the Crossbones Episode 199
Enjoy our interview with Phil Johnson on his show, Under the Crossbones, Episode 199!


Bounding Main at The Haef-Way House  - Saturday, November 2, 2019 Doors open at 5:30PM

Bounding Main in Concert at the Haef-Way HouseDoors open at 5:30 pm, concert starts at 6 pm.

House concert hosts Robert "Ducky" Haefke and Elke Feldmann-Haefke invite you to join them at the Haef-way House in hosting Bounding Main in a house concert at their spacious McHenry home.

The Haefke House has made a name for itself by hosting a number of very talented folk and renaissance faire musical artists and Bounding Main is honored to be included in this group of performers.

As this is a house concert there is no admission fee but there is an "at-will donation" that you can make to support the group. They will also have CDs available for sale.  The venue's address is: 1819 Cashel Lane, McHenry, IL 60050.   Be sure to visit their Facebook page here.


Bounding Main Holiday Show - Milwaukee, WI - Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bounding Main at the Beulah Brinton House Dec. 1, 2018Bounding Main is thrilled to announce the return of their Holiday Concert, this year at the beautiful and historic Beulah Brinton House in the Bayview neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This internationally performing vocal group will sing a variety of holiday songs transformed into maritime songs, sea shanties turned into holiday songs and a selection of traditional Christmas songs and maritime-themed tunes. This show has been a family favorite and we welcome everyone to join in on the fun.

Already making your plans to attend? Here are some details to help you on your way!

  • Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • Concert Start: 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM with a ten-minute intermission.
  • Location: 2590 S. Superior Street, Bay View, Wisconsin (corner of Pryor and Superior - not to be confused with MPS Brinton Recreation Center on Bay Street)
  • Tickets: Free-will donation at the door (suggested donation for this event is $20)
  • Reservations Recommended: Contact David HB Drake, Organic Arts at 414-702-6053 or at
  • Producer:  David HB Drake (Thank you, David!)

For more information on this event click!


"Shanties" International Sailing Song Festival - Krakow, Poland - Feb 20-23, 2020

Bounding Main at Shanties Krakow 2020Land-locked Krakow may look like an improbable place for a festival of sailor songs yet the city hosts Poland's biggest such event every February. It originated in 1981 and since 1996 has been named the International Sea Song Festival Shanties or actually, in Polish, the Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Piosenki Zeglarskiej "Shanties," popularly called "Shanties in Krakow."

It has taken ten years, but Bounding Main returns to the 38th assembly of this wonderful festival.  This event is the furthest from our home port of Chicago but it is so worth the trip!  There are so many talented and important "must listen to" groups at this event! We made so many great friends during our last foray to this beautiful city - with so many fun and interesting stories that we've shared over the years!  For more information on this event visit their web site at or their Facebook page: