For nearly 20 years Bill Dempsey has been involved in performing and presenting Traditional Sea Music. He is a full-time public school music teacher and a part-time professional musician. For much of that time he has been associated with the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, Ca. Bill has taught living history onboard the Tall Ship Pilgrim. He has been a member of the Pilgrim sailing crew setting sails and houling lines onboard the Sguare Rigged sailing ship. In addition to performing traditional sea music on both the east and west coasts of the United States he has organized monthly shantey sings, booked and performed at the Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point, Ca. He has appeared on national TV and radio numerous times.