Salt Water in Your Socks

A play with music by Al Macdonald and Paul LeDoux

Featuring John “Spyder” Macdonald


Friday August 26 – 7:30 PM

Saturday August 27 – 7:30 PM

Sunday August 28 – 2:00 PM


Chester Legion  (This venue is wheelchair accessible)



$35 Adults (Reserved Seating)

$17.50 Youth under 20  (Reserved Seating)


COVID-19 Protocols:

Masks are required to be worn at all times.

Masks may be removed when taking a sip from a beverage.



Join us for a funny, engaging, and touching one-man musical depicting the life and times of the Maritime fishery in story and song, Salt Water in Your Socks!


The heartwarming story of the life and times of a Maritime fisherman told through the tales and songs of Skipper Kevin Corkum, this one-man musical features John ‘Spyder’ Macdonald. It’s an entertaining and uplifting show with classic folk songs and shanties, spine-tingling tales of life on the ocean, and many laughs. 


“Salt Water In Your Socks is both a historical and musical tour-de-force depicting the lives of generations of coastal communities told through the tale of one old sea captain… This is the kind of show that has something for everyone and is worth seeing again and again.”

Jon Stone – Helen Creighton Folklore Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia


John Spyder Macdonald has been performing music for over four decades in Canada, internationally and for American cruise lines. His rich and distinctive baritone, easy-going stage presence and sense of humour attract an eclectic audience. His music is imbued with Maritime culture, with a strong connection to the Celtic traditions of Nova Scotia. He also acted in the CTV series Windows, the CBC radio musical drama Honky Tonk Angels and the motion picture Newton’s Grace.


Join us as we celebrate the rich fishing history of Nova Scotia right here on the South Shore, with Salt Water in Your Socks!