Lynn Noel

Crosscurrents Music

Heritage Traditions for Digital Community

Lynn Noel brings traditional song and heritage arts online to create community. As a singer, Lynn has a voice of striking clarity and power, equally at home in rhythmic chanteys and flowing ballads.

Lynn is a respected song session leader on both sides of the Atlantic, an instigator of Boston pub and chantey sings, and the producer and host of the Live From the Mermaid's Tavern online series of houseconcerts and sessions building online community during the COVID-19 crisis. She has received awards from the IUCN, NRCA, and as a CDSS Local Hero.

Lynn performs solo, duo, trio, and in ensembles ranging from colonial and Celtic with the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society to music hall with the Old Howard Troupe. She is a professional heritage interpreter and independent scholar in geography, history, and folklore.

Lynn brings her digital careers in arts and information management together as Digital Heritage Consulting LLC. She provides DIY Digital coaching services to musicians, venues, and festivals for livestream events and independent artists. See for details.

Subscribe to the Crosscurrents Blog!




Living history of women explorers, ballads of seriously epic women, and women folklorists and songcatchers
Chanteys, maritime ballads, original settings of sea poetry, and songs of Lynn's home port and favorite coasts
Ritual songs and calendar customs for the seasonal round


An extraordinary league of veteran artistes from the Gilded Age of the Music Hall
Maritime, Celtic, and colonial music since 1976

Power Harmonies

Lynn Noel and Ken Mattssona cappella and dulcimer duo