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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Tuesday, July 7
Vienna  Village Harmony NE Teen Ensemble.   Be sure to mark your calendar and come hear thrilling harmony singing from community traditions around the world and across the centuries as 25 enthusiastic teen singers present a program of music from Ukraine, the Balkans, Lithuania, South Africa and Ame Lithuania, South Africa and America. This session is led by Suzannah Park, Will Thomas Rowan and Nadia Tarnawsky. 7:30pm Suggested admission $10/$5 students & seniors Info: www.northernharmony.pair.com/concerts
 
Wednesday, July 8
Belfast  Village Harmony NE Teen Ensemble.   Be sure to mark your calendar and come hear thrilling harmony singing from community traditions around the world and across the centuries as twenty-five enthusiastic teen singers present a program of music from Ukraine, the Balkans, Lithuania, South Africa and America. This session is led by Suzannah Park, Will Thomas Rowan and Nadia Tarnawsky. 7:30pm Suggested admission $10/$5 students & seniors Info: www.northernharmony.pair.com/concerts
Ellsworth  Mostly Irish slow session.   at the Unitarian Church. Suitable for all levels. Bring your acoustic instruments and join in, or simply drop in to enjoy listening to some tunes.     For more information and session tunes visit http://www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchool-SessionTunes.html
Portland  Corn Potato String Band.   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
Stonington  Scottish Country Dance classes.   at the Island Community Center off School St.  7pm  Info: Mike or Dawn 348-9308
Stonington  Jackson Gillman, the Stand-up Chameleon.   at the Opera House  Doors open at 6:30 $5 Info: www.operahousearts.org
Unity  English Country Dancing.   music by the North Star Sisters, dancing led by Nancy Rosalie and John McIntire. Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts on Depot St. Everybody is welcome. All dances taught.   7-9:30pm Suggested donation is $5 Info: 568-7597 or circleleft@uninets.net
 
Thursday, July 9
Bangor  Bangor Shape Note Singing.   Shape note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. It is a cappella music and all are welcome, no experience necessary!  6:30-9:30pm Admission: free Info: contact leyland.delre@gmail.com for more information and directions or visit our facebook page: Bangor Shape Note Singers and maineshapenotesinging.org
Eastport  International Folk Dance.   at the Art Center, 36 Washington St. Dances from Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, and various other Eastern European countries are reviewed or taught.  4:30-6:30 pm  Info:dovie1@juno.com
Farmington  Gothard Sisters.   Irish dance champions and fiddlers. Very family friendly at North Church, 12 High St.   Jam session at 6:15, show at 7 pm. $15 Info: 778-2006 or www.necelticarts.com
Newcastle  Village Harmony NE Teen Ensemble.   Be sure to mark your calendar and come hear thrilling harmony singing from community traditions around the world and across the centuries as twenty-five enthusiastic teen singers present a program of music from Ukraine, the Balkans, Lithuania, South Africa and America. This session is led by Suzannah Park, Will Thomas Rowan and Nadia Tarnawsky. 7:30pm $10 adults, $7 students and seniors.  Info: www.northernharmony.pair.com/concerts
Ogunquit  Hot Tuna.   at Jonathanís, 93 Bourne Ln.  Show at 8 pm.  See jonathansogunquit.com or phone 646-4777 for ticket info.
 
Friday, July 10
Brunswick  International Folk Dancing.   at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe, and around the globe. Dances are taught. No partner needed. All are welcome  6:30pm Donation $8 ($5 for students, seniors). Info: 729-7402 or glsmonson@comcast.net
Garland  Community Contra dance with Some Reel People, John McIntire calling.   at the Grange Hall just off Rt 94. Everybody welcome. Also before the dance, public supper (baked beans) at 5pm  Dancing 7-9pm Supper $7, dance suggested donation is $7 More info, 924-3925
Ogunquit  Catie Curtis.   at Jonathanís, 93 Bourne Ln.  Show at 8 pm.  See jonathansogunquit.com or phone 646-4777 for ticket info.
 
Saturday, July 11
Castine  Hermione's Visit to Castine.   Music & Arts workshops and Gus La Casse performing.†July 11-16th, there will be a series of events throughout Castine leading up to the arrival of the Hermione, a replica of the 32 gun frigate on which the Marquis de Lafayette embarked for the colonies in 1780 to bring French support to the American Revolution.   Info: www.castinehistoricalsocietyhermione.org/
Farmington  NO dance this month.   See you in August at the Farmington Grange, 126 Bridge St, West Farmington    Info (207) 491-9928 or dance@starleft.org, www.starleft.org
Orono  NO dance this month.   See you in September at the Keith Anderson Center    For Info: contact oronocontraband@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/oronocontraband/info or call (207) 974-7007
Topsham  Audrey & Clayton with T.B.A. calling.   calling for Contra dancing at the Grange Hall. Located at 47 Pleasant St. Take 295 Exit 31 onto 196 East, go less than 1 mile, turn Right on 201/Maine St, go less than 1/2 mile to a left turn on Pleasant St, and there it is.  Contras and more, most dances taught. Bring clean shoes for dancing! Bring water! NO Family Dance or Finger-Food Potluck this month Beginner session 7:30, Contra Dance 8:00-11:00 $10/$7 Students & Seniors Info: 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com, contradancetopsham.wordpress.com and find us on Facebook
Winter Harbor  Sheep Island Rovers with Jon Archer calling.    mostly contras with a few polkas, schottisches, waltzs and other couples dances at Hammond Hall in the village. No partner necessary. All dances taught 7:30pm $5 Info:461-6631
 
Sunday, July 12
Bangor  Mostly Irish slow session.   at Geaghan's Irish Pub.Bring your instruments and join in, or simply drop in for an early evening of informal Irish pub music.     For more information and session tunes visit www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchool-SessionTunes.html
Bar Harbor  Mostly Irish slow session.   at Trail Head Cafe in Bar Harbor. Bring your instruments and join in, or simply drop in for an early evening of informal Irish pub music.  6-8 pm  For more information and session tunes visit www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchool-SessionTunes.html.
Castine  Hermione's Visit to Castine.   Belfast Bay Fiddlers performing. July 11-16th, there will be a series of events throughout Castine leading up to the arrival of the Hermione, a replica of the 32 gun frigate on which the Marquis de Lafayette embarked for the colonies in 1780 to bring French support to the American Revolution.   Info: www.castinehistoricalsocietyhermione.org/
Waterville  Sacred Harp Singing.   First Baptist Church, 1 Park St. The shapenote singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp which consists of hymns, fuging tunes, anthems, and other songs in a style rooted in Colonial New England. Books are available for loan or purchase.The singing is a free, participatory event, not a performance 2-5pm  Info: 873-4134 or email watervillesingings@mainesacredharp.org
 
Monday, July 13
Belfast  Scottish Country Dance classes.   at the American Legion Hall  7:30-9:30pm $3  Info: David Thompson 469-3293
Ellsworth  International Folk Dancing.   Dance to the world's music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian lullaby. Dances are taught first hour, followed by requests Moore Community Center, 125 State Street. 5:30-7:30 Admission: $6.00 Info 460-3408
 
Tuesday, July 14
Castine  Hermione's Visit to Castine.   T-Acadie, Gus La Casse & Jim Pendergast, Oakum Bay String Band w/ John McIntire, Acadian Aces performing.† July 11-16th, there will be a series of events throughout Castine leading up to the arrival of the Hermione, a replica of the 32 gun frigate on which the Marquis de Lafayette embarked for the colonies in 1780 to bring French support to the American Revolution.† Hosted by the Castine Historical Society. Info: www.castinehistoricalsocietyhermione.org/
Portland  Sacred Harp Singing.   Every Tuesday 7-9 pm at the First Parish UU Church at 425 Congress St Portland, ME 04101 This four-part singing tradition, also known as Shape Note Singing, originated in New England during the 19th century. Interesting, strong and soulful, Sacred Harp Singing is enjoying a revival nationwide. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate. Small donation appreciated   Contact: vicki-adams @roadrunner.com, 216-3890
Southwest Harbor  Makem and Spain.   Irish-American folk duo performing at 18 Village Green Way to benefit the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County   Doors open at 6 pm $15 Info: 460-9163. Reservations from VGWEvents@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, July 15
Bethel  Makem and Spain.   Irish-American folk duo performing at the Methodist Church, 75 Main St.  7pm $15 Info: 562-4445 or www.necelticarts.com
Castine  Hermione's Visit to Castine.   Bien Sur, Alamoosook Lake Singers, Castlebay, Velocipe, Belfast Bay Fiddlers, Atlantic Clarion performing July 11-16th, there will be a series of events throughout Castine leading up to the arrival of the Hermione, a replica of the 32 gun frigate  on which the Marquis de Lafayette embarked for the colonies in 1780 to bring French support to the American Revolution. Hosted by the Castine Historical Society. Info: www.castinehistoricalsocietyhermione.org/
Portland  Bruce Childress.   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
Stockton Springs  Rockiní Ron and the New Society Band.   is the featured performer, 8 pm, at this monthís Open Mic beginning at 6:30. at the Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 US Rt. 1. Our open mics have poets, comedians, story tellers, and musicians of all stripes. All are welcome   $3-10 Info: Dave or Fran, 567-4044 or daveandfranplus@gmail.com
 
Thursday, July 16
Castine  Hermione's Visit to Castine.   There will be a series of events throughout Castine leading up to the arrival of the Hermione, a replica of the 32 gun frigate on which the Marquis de Lafayette embarked for the colonies in 1780 to bring French support to the American Revolution. Activities will begin on July 11th and continue with the visit of the Hermione on Bastille Day, July 14 until her departure in the early hours on July 16th. Music, dance, lectures and arts programs will celebrate the many cultures that make the history of this area so rich as well as the long standing French-American friendship. Hosted by the Castine Historical Society. You can subscribe to our e-newsletter to get up to date information about the events and find more information on our website: http://www.castinehistoricalsocietyhermione.org/
Eastport  International Folk Dance at the Art Center.   36 Washington St. Dances from Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, and various other Eastern European countries are reviewed or taught.  4:30-6:30 pm  Info: dovie1@juno.com
Stratton  Makem and Spain.   Irish-American folk duo performing at Stratton Community Building, 88 Main St.  7pm $15 Info: 264-2300 or www.necelticarts.com
 
Friday, July 17
Bangor  Oakum Bay with Kevin Stevens calling.   Contra dances at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park Street, downtown Bangor. All ages welcome; all dances taught  Beginners' session at 7:30 PM; dance at 8 Admission $8/$20 families Info: bangorcontra@gmail.com or 941-9727
Bangor  Contradance with music by Oakum Bay with Kevin Stevens calling.   Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park Street, downtown Bangor.  Beginners' session at 7:30 PM; dance at 8. All ages welcome; all dances taught. Admission $8/$20 families. For more information: bangorcontra@gmail.com; 941-9727.
Brunswick  International Folk Dancing.   at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe, and around the globe. Dances are taught. No partner needed. All are welcome.  6:30pm Donation $8 ($5 for students, seniors). Info: 729-7402 or glsmonson@comcast.net
East Madison  Aoede with Kenlyn Clark calling.   contra dances at the Grange Hall, 15 Grange Rd, just off the E. Madison Rd. Public supper 5-6:30, $7. Dance 7-9 pm $7 or both for $12!     Info:hideandgopeep@gmail.com
Ogunquit  John Sebastian.   at Jonathanís, 93 Bourne Ln.  Show at 8 pm.  See jonathansogunquit.com or phone 646-4777 for ticket info.
Portland  Makem and Spain.   Irish-American folk duo performing at One Longfellow Square on State St.  7:30pm $15 Info: 761-1757 or http://onelongfellowsquare.com
Rockport  Mostly Brothers and Company.   at the Opera House. Concert/ dance party to rockiní music.  7:30pm  Info: Sean Oshima 512-0827
 
Saturday, July 18
Bowdoinham  Greg & Jessie Boardman with Dereck Kalish calling.   at the Bowdoinham Town Hall, School Street in the village.  Beginners' workshop 7:30, dance 8 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students and seniors.  Info: 666-3709 pam@pamweeks.com www.pamweeks.com/bowdoinham_contradance_series/
Monson  Racket Factory, John McIntire calling.   contras, squares and more at the Finnish Farmers Hall on Rt. 15, 2 miles south of Monson Village. Beginners welcome, no partner necessary. Coffee room for relaxing. Great bullas (sweet Finnish coffee rolls), homemade desserts and delicious coffee.  7:30pm - 10:30pm $8/adult & family rates Info: Alexandra, 997-3639
Trenton  Emma Walsh & Dillon Brock with Dugan! calling.   Contras at Trenton Grange Hall, junction of Rtes. 230 and 3 just south of Hancock County Airport in Trenton. All dances taught, beginners welcome. No partner necessary  8pm $8/$5 students Contact Pam 244-4193
 
Sunday, July 19
Bar Harbor  Mostly Irish music session .   at Trail Head Cafe in Bar Harbor. Bring your instruments and join in, or simply drop in for an early evening of informal Irish pub music.  6-8 pm  For more information and session tunes visit www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchool-SessionTunes.html.
Pownal  International Folk dance.   Led by Marie Wendt. Dances from around the world. NO family dance this month. Back in August or September  7-9 pm.  $5/adults, $3/children Info:688-2293 or mwendt57@gmail.com
 
Monday, July 20
Belfast  Scottish Country Dance classes.   at the American Legion Hall.   $3 Info: David Thompson 469-3293
 
Tuesday, July 21
Portland  Sacred Harp.   Every Tuesday at the First Parish UU Church at 425 Congress St Portland, ME 04101. This four-part singing tradition, also known as Shape Note Singing, originated in New England during the 19th century. Interesting, strong and soulful, Sacred Harp Singing is enjoying a revival nationwide. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate 7-9pm Small donation appreciated. Contact: vicki-adams @roadrunner.com, 216-3890
 
Wednesday, July 22
Portand  David Surette.   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
Rangeley  Yves Lambert Trio.   very high energy Quebecois traditional music at the Lakeside Theater on Main St.  7pm $15 Info: www.rangeleyarts.org/contact-us
Stonington  Scottish Country Dance classes.   at the Island Community Center off School St.  7pm  Info: Mike or Dawn 348-9308
 
Thursday, July 23
Eastport  International Folk Dance.   at the Art Center, 36 Washington St. Dances from Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, and various other Eastern European countries are reviewed or taught.  4:30-6:30 pm  Info: dovie1@juno.com
Farmington  Yves Lambert Trio.   very high energy Quebecois traditional music at the North Church  7pm $15 Reservations: 207- 778-2006 or www.farmingtonhistory.org
Hiram  Ossipee Valley Music Festival.   Maine's 4-Day Roots Music Festival. Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, 291 S. Hiram Road, Hiram, Maine. Four-day, three-day, and single day tickets available in advance and at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE! Advance ticket discounts end June 1. Free camping. All ages. Ceci Danforth Gilson, 207.837.8849, press@ossipeevalley.com
 
Friday, July 24
Brunswick  International Folk Dancing.   at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe, and around the globe. Dances are taught. No partner needed. All are welcome.  6:30pm Donation $8 ($5 for students, seniors). Info: 729-7402 or glsmonson@comcast.net
Hiram  Ossipee Valley Music Festival.   Maine's 4-Day Roots Music Festival. Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, 291 S. Hiram Road, Hiram, Maine. Four-day, three-day, and single day tickets available in advance and at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE! Advance ticket discounts end June 1. Free camping. All ages. Ceci Danforth Gilson, 207.837.8849, press@ossipeevalley.com
North Whitefield  Contradance with Glen Loper mandolin, John Pranio fiddle, Bethany Waickman guitar, with Maggie Robinson calling.   Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126.  8:00 P.M.  Info: 549-3820.
North Whitefield  John Pranio, Glen Loper, Bethany Waickman with Maggie Robinson calling.   Contras and more at St. Denis Parish Hall, Rt.126.  8pm $8-10 Info: 549-3820.
Ogunquit  Jonathan Edwards.   at Jonathanís, 93 Bourne Ln.  Show at 8 pm.  See jonathansogunquit.com or phone 646-4777 for ticket info.
 
Saturday, July 25
Augusta  Velocipede with Dugan!.   calling contra dances at Buker Community Center gym, 22 Armory St, just off Western Av. The first of a new 4th Saturday series. All dances taught. Dessert potluck at the break.  Beginnersí lesson at 7:30. Dancing 8-11 pm $10/adults, $7/students.  Info: autumn@91courtst.net
Bar Harbor  Contradance with Big Moose.   Jesup Library. Mt. Desert Street. Bar Harbor. 7:30 - 10 pm. $6 adults. Children under 12 free! All dances taught. Beginners Welcome.  Questions, please contact Anne. ( 207)460-2401.
Bar Harbor  Big Moose Contra Dance Band with Edie Dunham.   at the Jessup Library, 34 Mt Desert St.  7:30-10 pm $6 Info: Anne, 460-2401
Hiram  Ossipee Valley Music Festival.   Maine's 4-Day Roots Music Festival. Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, 291 S. Hiram Road, Hiram, Maine. Four-day, three-day, and single day tickets available in advance and at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE! Advance ticket discounts end June 1. Free camping. All ages. Ceci Danforth Gilson, 207.837.8849, press@ossipeevalley.com
Ogunquit  Dwight & Nicole.   at Jonathanís, 93 Bourne Ln.  Show at 8 pm.  See jonathansogunquit.com or phone 646-4777 for ticket info.
Tenants Harbor  Contradance with Twisted Strings and John McIntire.   Twisted Strings will play a once-a-year contradance at Blueberry Cove Camp in Tenants Harbor (St.George) on Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m., with John McIntire calling. All welcome, no experience/partner needed. $10 admission, free for kids. Family friendly, and free treats. Twisted Strings is Michele Roy and Will West from central Maine. Come to a beautiful sea-side dance and celebrate midsummer. FMI call Steve at 832-5584, 372-6534 or 751-2905. Email: writer@midcoast.com.
Tenants Harbor  Twisted Strings w/ John McIntire calling.   Contra dancing returns to Blueberry Cove Camp on Hart Neck Rd. off Rt 131. Potluck supper at 6 pm. Dancing in the main lodge begins at 7.    $8 requested  Info: 791-2505 or writer@midcoast.com
 
Sunday, July 26
Bar Harbor  Mostly Irish music session .   at Trail Head Cafe in Bar Harbor. Bring your instruments and join in, or simply drop in for an early evening of informal Irish pub music.  6-8 pm  For more information and session tunes visit www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchool-SessionTunes.html.
Hiram  Ossipee Valley Music Festival.   Maine's 4-Day Roots Music Festival. Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, 291 S. Hiram Road, Hiram, Maine. Four-day, three-day, and single day tickets available in advance and at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE! Advance ticket discounts end June 1. Free camping. All ages. Ceci Danforth Gilson, 207.837.8849, press@ossipeevalley.com
Paris  Moore Park Art Show.   Great Art, Entertainment & Food. The Moore Park Art Show is an event of the Town of Paris Parks and Recreation Committee, sponsored by the Mahoosuc Arts Council. 9 am - 4 pm.  FMI: Director Aranka Matolcsy: 207-890-6386
 
Monday, July 27
Belfast  Scottish Country Dance classes.   at the American Legion Hall  7:30-9:30pm $3 Info: David Thompson 469-3293
Ellsworth  International Folk Dancing.   Dance to the world's music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian lullaby. Dances are taught first hour, followed by requests. Moore Community Center, 125 State Street.  5:30-7:30 $6 Info 460-3408
 
Tuesday, July 28
Portland  Sacred Harp.   Every Tuesday 7-9 pm at the First Parish UU Church at 425 Congress St Portland, ME 04101 This four-part singing tradition, also known as Shape Note Singing, originated in New England during the 19th century. Interesting, strong and soulful, Sacred Harp Singing is enjoying a revival nationwide. This is not a performance -- everyone is welcome to participate 7-9 pm. Small donation appreciated. Contact: vicki-adams @roadrunner.com, 216-3890
Portland  The Stanfields from Nova Scotia .   at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. in their 1st U.S. tour.   7:30pm $15 Info: 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com
 
Wednesday, July 29
Bethel  The Stanfields from Nova Scotia .   on their 1st U.S. tour at the Methodist Church , 75 Main St.  7pm $15 Info: 562-4445 or www.celticarts.com
Portland  Cantrip.   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
Stonington  Scottish Country Dance classes.   at the Island Community Center off School St.  7pm $15 Info: Mike or Dawn 348-9308
 
Thursday, July 30
Eastport  International Folk Dance at the Art Center.   36 Washington St. Dances from Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, and various other Eastern European countries are reviewed or taught.  4:30-6:30pm  Info:dovie1@juno.com
Harrison  The Stanfields from Nove Scotia.   on their 1st U.S. tour at Deertrees Theater, 156 Deertrees Rd.   7:30pm $15 Info: 761-1757 or www.deertreestheater.org
 
Friday, July 31
Brunswick  International Folk Dancing.   at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St. Music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe, and around the globe. Dances are taught, no partner needed. All are welcome.  6:30pm Donation $8 ($5 for students, seniors). Info: 729-7402 or glsmonson@comcast.net
 
Thursday, August 6
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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