Bounding Main is a vocal group that sings richly harmonic versions of traditional maritime songs in historic costumes. Each of their members is a music and theater veteran with as many as thirty years of experience. Their second CD, “Lost at Sea,” has been well received with brisk domestic and international sales. They have previously performed at indoor and outdoor festivals dedicated to general music, maritime music and tall ships, museums, renaissance faires, folk music venues, corporate events, house concerts and private gatherings.
Here are the liner notes from "Going Overboard:"
A song about a girl, Nancy Blair, who should pay more attention to the company she keeps.
(Original: © Maggie Hannington)
A song about Canada, we mean Ireland. A beautiful song about wanting to be back at home and then wanting to be back at sea. The sea is always bluer…
Leaving of Liverpool
A love song about a girl and her one true love. Any by that of course we mean a girl and every guy she sees. Or at least that’s the way we do it.
Soloist: Christie Dalby
Johnny Come to Hilo
I don’t care who Johnny is, he needs to keep his mitts off that girl in the blue dress. (Christie gets combat pay for this song.)
Old Dun Cow
A song that combines two traditions, drinking and arson. Recorded LIVE!
Soloist: David Yondorf
Blow Liza Blow
A song from the Bahamas where the sponge fisherman battle the storms every spring and summer, which results in losing yet another jolly boy. We have a surplus of jolly boys ourselves and will be donating one soon.
Soloist: Gina Dalby
Harlots, the lot of them.
Soloist: Dean Calin
Toss and Roll
(Original: © David Yondorf)
We know, you’re thinking right now that you are amazed that David can even read let alone write! This song is proof he can do both (but not at the same time).
(Barry Skipsey, recorded with his permission)
A song written by an Australian, performed by a Dutch group in Chicago and appropriated (and by that we mean "stolen" but with permission from the composer) by Bounding Main in the good ol’ U.S.of A. This song gets around.
Blow Boys Blow
It does. We know. Recorded LIVE!
Soloist: Jon Krivitzky
Fire? Where? Where’s the fire? Oh, in Marengo. That’s fine then.
Soloist: Maggie Hannington
Pass the Mug
(Original: © Christie Dalby & Gina Dalby)
It’s a drinkin’ song! No really, it is...we kid you not. So grab your mug, cup, goblet or sippy-cup and play along, that’s an order! (The only group where you’ll find a drinking song written by two teatotalers.)
A song about a sink at Menards. No, actually it is a song about a ship called the Golden Vanity. Kind of a sad song (if you must know) but we silly it up where we can.
Soloist: David Yondorf
Fareweel Tae Tarwathie
(Traditional, but arranged within an inch of its life by Jon Krivitzky)
We lovingly dedicate this song to the memory of our good friend Dave Zielinski. Fair winds and following seas, friend.