Music: Heard on Ocracoke

Original songs by artists who have performed on Ocracoke.

Heard on Ocracoke: Kate McNally

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By Peter Vankevich Kate McNally loves performing, and that is evident by her wonderful smile and the emotions she puts into her songs that she...

Heard (and seen) on Ocracoke: Molasses Creek gets Waterbound

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by Connie Leinbach  and  Peter Vankevich To watch the video and listen to Waterbound, click link below.  Molasses Creek gets its name from one of the...

Heard on Ocracoke: Mary Rocap

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By Text and photos by Peter Vankevich To  listen to Mary Rocap's song Oleander, scroll down to the bottom.  Eleventh grade was a life-changing year for Mary...

Heard (make that: Seen) on Ocracoke: Jef the Mime

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By Peter Vankevich Jef Lambdin has been a regular performer at the Ocrafolk Festival since its inception.  When he lived in Buxton on Hatteras Island,...

Heard on Ocracoke: Craicdown

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  To listen to Up in the Air from  Craicdown's album, Roads, click below. By Peter Vankevich First the name. It derives from the Irish language. Craic,...

Heard on Ocracoke: Shane Cooley

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By Peter Vankevich (To listen to the song Hesitate,  click start at bottom of page) Shane Cooley has a new CD. The 27-year-old Virginia native, hailing...

Heard on Ocracoke:  A Tale of Blackbeard and Julie Howard

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By Peter Vankevich A Tale of Blackbeard returned to Ocracoke last year, performed weekly to a sold-out audience throughout the summer.  Recently it was announced...

Heard on Ocracoke: Cassie and Maggie McDonald

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   To listen to Buain A'Choirce (Reaping the Oats), click below. By Peter Vankevich The maritime provinces of eastern Canada are a long way from Ocracoke, but the love...

Heard on Ocracoke: Bob Zentz

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  To listen to Horizons by Bob Zentz, click below. By Peter Vankevich If you have attended any of the annual Ocrafolk Festivals that began in 2000, you may have...

Heard on Ocracoke: Desirée Christa Ricker

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  To listen to Desirée's Song for Eliza and Ghost in the Water, click below. When Desirée Christa Ricker was 13 her parents gave her a guitar....