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Food for Ukraine Concert

July 9, 2023 , 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

We invite you to a fundraiser for World Central Kitchen’s efforts to feed the people in wartorn Ukraine.

Sunday July 9. 2-5pm
Big Moose band 2-330pm
Kotwice 330-415pm
Maine Balkan choir 415-5pm
Bar Harbor Congregational church 29 Mt.Desert Street.
Refreshments by Bar Harbor Congregational church. Event will be outside on the lawn or inside sanctuary if rain.
Accepting donations for the music and refreshments to benefit World Central Kitchen’s feeding people in wartorn Ukraine. www.wck.org

1. Big Moose is a Mount Desert Island/Downeast Maine based band who play lively contra dance tunes on fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, whistle, mandolin, concertina, and keyboard.

2. The Maine Balkan Choir is a diverse group of enthusiastic women and men who specialize in the powerful and beautiful traditional songs of South Eastern Europe. More recently, they have expanded their repertoire to include songs from Ukraine and Poland. Director, Anne Tatgenhorst, has sung with the group since it was founded over 25 years ago by Kirsten Stockman. The choir meets weekly in Ellsworth and welcomes new members.  For more information visit their Facebook page For more information visit their Facebook page.

3. The Kotwice Band
Kotwice (Koht-veets-ah) meaning “anchor”, a cultural symbol of freedom, plays folk music from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Directed by David Rapkievian of Bar Harbor, it features musicians on fiddle, button accordion, balalaika, guitar, and string bass.  Vocalists providing beautiful harmonies in the group are led by Anne Tatgenhorst.  The group’s repertoire includes songs and dance music from Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and beyond.
For performance information
contact David at [email protected] or 301.461.0690
For information on this event:
Anne Damm (207)460-2401  


July 9, 2023
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
By Donation
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Anne Damm
29 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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