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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Thursday, August 27
Eastport  International Dance.   every Thursday afternoon at the Eastport Art Center, 36 Washington St. Eastport, ME    Info: dovie1@juno.com
Farmington  Michael Byrne.   at the Old South Church, 235 Main St.  7pm $15 Info: 491-5919
 
Friday, August 28
Brunswick  Folk Dance - World Music and Dance.   from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! At People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick 6:30-9:30pm Donation $5. All are welcome FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk@gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.
North Whitefield  Midnight Toast with Sue Rosen calling.   Bruce Rosen, piano and guitar, Glen Loper, mandolin and John Pranio, fiddle Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126 8pm $8-10 Info: 549-3820.
Winter Harbor  Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers.   Coffeehouse presented by Schoodic Arts for All  7pm $15 suggested donation FMI: 963-2569 or go to www.schoodicartsforall.org
 
Saturday, August 29
East Vassalboro  Henry Road Band with Richard Green calling.   Contras at the Grange Hall. Blueberry buckle included in the price!    
Monson  Finnish dancing with Alexandra & friends.   at the Finnish Farmers Hall on Rt 15, 2 miles south of Monson Village. Live music for schottische, jenka, polkka, waltz, & a few hambos & tangos. Beginners welcome, no partner necessary. Coffee room for relaxing. Great bullas (sweet Finnish coffee rolls), Great bullas (sweet Finnish coffee rolls), homemade desserts and delicious coffee.  7:30pm - 10:30pm $8/adult & family rates Info: Alexandra, 997-3639
 
Monday, August 31
Belfast  Scottish Country Dance classes.   at the American Legion Hall  7:30-9:30pm $3 Info: David Thompson 469-3293
 
Tuesday, September 1
Lewiston  The members of the all-star French-Canadian folk trio Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (The Buzz Around Town) offer advanced-level workshops in fiddle (Lisa Ornstein), guitar (André Marchand) and accordion (Normand Miron).   at the Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. 3-5 pm. Cost: $25 per person, $15 for students up to age 21. (Cost includes free admission to Soirée afterwards – see listing below.) Advance registration advised. Contact Cindy at (207) 782-0386 or cindylaroc Sponsored by the Maine Folque Co-op (www.MaineFolqueCo-op.com) with generous grant support from DEFFA. (Merci beaucoup, DEFFA!)   Contact Cindy at (207) 782-0386 or cindylarock@gmail.com.
Lewiston  a Soirée featuring the all-star French-Canadian folk trio Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (fiddler Lisa Ornstein, guitarist André Marchand & accordionist Normand Miron).   In the old-time Franco-American kitchen-party spirit, this festive evening will offer dancing (fun-&-easy contras & squares) to music provided by Le Bruit plus a mega back-up band made up of the participants in the afternoon workshops  (hold on to your hats, folks!) Location: Heritage Hall at the Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. 6:30-8:30 pm. Admission: $7, or for $8 more ($15 total) you can add on supper at 5:30 (menu: French Canadian meat pie, savory vegetable quiche, garden salad, pickled beets & dessert). Note: Meal reservations must be made by 8/25.  Contact Cindy at (207) 782-0386 or cindylarock@gmail.com.
 
Wednesday, September 2
Lewiston  The members of the all-star French-Canadian folk trio Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (guitarist André Marchand, accordionist Normand Miron & fiddler Lisa Ornstein).   lead a “chansons à répondre¨ song session; fluency in French not required - lyrics will be provided. at Lewiston-Auburn College, Rm. 170, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston 1:30-3 pm Admission: just $2 (includes discount to concert by Le Bruit later that evening; see below) Contact Cindy at (207) 782-0386 or cindylarock@gmail.com.
Lewiston  Concert by the all-star Quebecois folk trio Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (fiddler Lisa Ornstein, guitarist André Marchand & accordionist Normand Miron).   at Bates College's Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. Sponsored by the Maine Folque Co-op (www.MaineFolqueCo-op.com) with generous grant support from DEFFA. (Merci beaucoup, DEFFA!) 7-8:30 pm Admission: $12 (two dollars off for anyone who buys their ticket at the chansons workshop listed above, or for members of DEFFA; please present your DEFFA newsletter at box office as proof of membership); $5 for students up to age 21 Contact Cindy at (207) 782-0386 or cindylarock@gmail.com
Portland  Jim Prendergast.   at Blue, 650 Congress St. Concert at 7:30 (ish), Irish session at 9 (ish) led by Elly Marshall and Bethany Waickman.    Info: 774-4111 or portcityblue.com
 
Thursday, September 3
Dover, NH  Contradance with Lamprey River Band (Peter Yarensky, Sarah Mason, Burt Feintuch, Steve Panish, Sarah Hydorn, Bill Zecker), calling by Peter Yarensky and Sarah Mason.   Contras at City Hall. Guest callers and musicians welcome.  8-10:40 p.m. $7/5 students Info 603-664-2513 or peter.yarensky@unh.edu or http://nhcountrydance.com.
 
Friday, September 4
Belfast  Community Dance. Calling by Chrissy Fowler with music by the All-Comers Band.   American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.) in Belfast at 6:30 p.m. Come with or without a partner.  Musicians, bring your instruments! Adults $2, children $1. Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series.   For info: 338-0979 belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com  www.belfastflyingshoes.org
Belfast  Contradance. Calling by Sarah VanNorstrand with music by Great Bear Trio: Andrew VanNorstrand, guitar; Noah VanNorstrand, fiddle; Kim Yerton, piano..   Sound by Edward Howe. American Legion Hall, 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.) in Belfast at 8:00 p.m. Come with or without a partner. All are welcome. Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series, a CDSS Passport to Joy Destination.  Adults $10, ages 13-20 and adult All-Comers $7, kids $4. Bring a box fan for the window and get $1 off! For info: 338-0979 belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com www.belfastflyingshoes.org
Brunswick  Folk Dance Brunswick.   World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Good exercise, great fun. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. Best international folk dancing north of Boston! 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Donation $5. All are welcome.  FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan dot mk at gmail dot com, or www dot folkdancebrunswick dot com. 
Portland  Monique Barret w/Smashing Kay (CD Release) & The Furry Ambers Creative Trails.   an OLS & Listen Up! Music Presentation. At One Longfellow Square 12pm $5 FMI Liz Pettengill , 207-761-1757 www.onelongfellowsquare.com
Portland  Johnny A.   At One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. in their 1st U.S. tour.   7pm doors open, 8pm $25 adv. | $30 day of FMI Liz Pettengill, 207-761-1757 www.onelongfellowsquare.com
 
Saturday, September 5
Falmouth  Contradance, music by Audrey and Clayton with caller Tavi Merrill.   (www.audreyandClayton.com)  lesson at 7:15pm, dance at 8pm $10 under 21, senior $7 kids free or $5 Contact info Barry (207) 358-9354 No Text! bajmagda@gmail.com
 
Sunday, September 6
Portland  Shape Note Singing.   This four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp originated in 18th century New England. Enjoy the exciting harmonies and spirited singing. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate.  The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. 2-5 p.m. free! www.maineshapenotesinging.org
 
Wednesday, September 9
Bethel  Old Man Luedecke from Nova Scotia.   Western Maine Music Week at Bethel Methodist Church. Juno Award winning songwriter multi-instrumentalist. 7 pm at Bethel Methodist Church 75 Main Street, Bethel, Me. Refreshments available by donation.  Concert tickets are $15.00   Info: 207-562-4445 or www.necelticarts.com artist link and info: http://oldmanluedecke.ca
Mexico  Troy MacGillivray & Andrea Beaton.   from Cape Breton. Western Maine Music Week at The Green Church Concert Series. Traditional Cape Breton fiddle, piano, and dance.  7 pm at Mexico Congregational Church, 163 Main Street Mexico, Me. Refreshments available by donation. Jam session at 6:15  Concert tickets are $15.00   Info: 207-562-4445 or www.necelticarts.com artist link and info: http://www.troymacgillivray.com/bio.htm and http://andreabeaton.com
Portland  An Evening with Marshall Crenshaw, Jonathan Edwards and Garland Jeffreys In-the-Round.   One Longfellow Square   7pm doors open, 8pm show $40 adv. | $45 day of FMI Liz Pettengill, 207.761.1757 www.onelongfellowsquare.com
Portland  The Press Gang with Hanz Araki .    at Blue, 650 Congress St.  Concert at 7:30 (ish), Irish session at 9 (ish) led by Elly Marshall and Bethany Waickman.   Info: 774-4111 or portcityblue.com
 
Friday, September 25
North Whitefield  Contradance with Barefoot, Will Mentor calling.   Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126. Barefoot- Ed Howe fiddle, Jamie Oshima guitar, piano, foot percussion with Will Mentor calling. 8:00 P.M.  Info: 549-3820.
 
Thursday, October 1
Dover, NH  Contradance with Lamprey River Band (Peter Yarensky, Sarah Mason, Burt Feintuch, Steve Panish, Sarah Hydorn, Bill Zecker), calling by Peter Yarensky and Sarah Mason.   Contras at City Hall. Guest callers and musicians welcome.  8-10:40 p.m. $7/5 students Info 603-664-2513 or peter.yarensky@unh.edu or http://nhcountrydance.com.
 
 
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