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October 2017

Portland Peace Singers

October 24, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

October 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

October 25, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
Halcyon Grange Hall,
Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Portland Intown Contra Dance Halloween Party

October 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by The Mystic River Trio and caller Shari Shakti at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Visiting us from the rock-solid state of New Hampshire, The Mystic River Trio is Rick Kaufman, Alex Cumming, and Stephen Thomforde. Emerging caller, Shari Shakti will be taking the stage to call the whole evening for the first time, under the mentorship of Dugan Murphy.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra…

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Brunswick – “Balkan and Beyond” Dance

October 27, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
People Plus,
35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Live! — world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe. Featuring Boston’s legendary folk accordionist Tom Pixton and noted multi-instrumentalist Yaron Shragai. 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. All are welcome. 6:30-10pm. $10. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Newfields NH – Contra

October 27, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Newfields Town Hall,
65 Main Street
Newfields, NH 03856 United States
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We’ll have a devilishly fun night of dance, music and merriment, with Don Veino calling some howlingly fun and original Contra dances, and some spooky, rich and entertaining music provided by JumpStart (Paul Lizotte – fiddle; Victor Troll – piano; and Gene Albert – bass).  It’ll be a great night of trick-or-treat dancing…come join us at the Newfields Town Hall, 65 Main St. Come early for beginner lessons at 7:30 if needed.  Dancing from 8:00 to 10:30 PM. Please, bring…

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N. Whitefield Contra dance

October 27, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield St. Denis Parish Hall,
298 Grand Army Rd Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
North Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
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Frigate; Steve Muise on fiddle, Fred White, guitar and Glen Loper with John McIntire calling at St Denis Parish Hall. 8-11 PM $6-10 sliding scale. FMI: 338-0296

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Augusta – Family Dance

October 28, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
South Parish Church,
9 Church Street
Augusta, Maine Select a Country:
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Family Dance with calling by Ellen Gawler and music by the “Merry Band of Neighbors All-comers Band” hosted by the Pineland Fiddlers. come on down and join the fun, no experience necessary, all dances taught. Welcome all musicians! Tasty treat pot-luck contributions welcome too! Donations welcome. At the South Parish Church, 9 Church St. 6:15-7:15pm. FMI: Ellen, 207-495-2928.

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Bowdoinham – House Concert

October 28, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whittlesey’s Barn,
182 Ridge Road
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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Daymark – https://daymarkmusic.com/ – plays at the Whittleseys, 182 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham – 6:30 potluck, 7:30 music. Suggested Donation: $10. “Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger.” FMI: David, 522-4118.

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Bar Harbor – Contra Dance

October 28, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library,
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 Select a Country:
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Fun contra dance at Jesup Library, 34 Mt. Desert St. Big Moose will play. Caller Chrissy Fowler will teach all dances. Beginners, families, experienced dancers all welcome.  6:30-9pm. $8. FMI: Anne, 207-460-2401.

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Gorham – Concert

October 28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McCormack Performing Arts Center,
41 Morrill Ave
Gorham, ME 04038 United States
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Have you ever heard 70+ fiddlers performing at the same time?? Here’s your chance! Fiddle-icious is comprised of a diverse group of enthusiastic fiddlers and other musicians of all ages and all walks of life. The group’s music features tunes passed on from our Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors. The primary goal of Fiddle-icious is to keep the tradition alive by sharing Maine’s musical heritage with the community. Fiddle-icious is led by Maine Master Fiddler Don Roy, a phenomenal…

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Portland – Céilí

October 28, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Maine Charitable Mechanics Hall,
519 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Little Sea Folk is proud to announce their first annual Autumn Céilí, a family-friendly, no experience required Irish social dance. The event will take place at the Maine Charitable Mechanics Hall in downtown Portland (519 Congress St). For those who are new to céilí (pronounced KAY-lee) dancing, lessons will begin at 7pm, with the main event starting at 7:30pm. Dances will be called by Jackie O’Riley and feature live music from Junior Stevens (accordion), Alden Robinson (fiddle), Hanz Araki (flute),…

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Brunswick concert

October 28, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick,
1 Middle Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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The UUCB Concerts for a Cause series presents a rare reunion concert of “under the song tree” on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. “Under the song tree” is a trio of three of Maine’s favorite singer-songwriters who have not performed together in over 10 years:  Dan Merrill, Anni Clark, and Lynn Deeves. Their concert features acoustic guitars, flute, harmonica, a variety of percussive instruments, and stellar three-part harmonies. In 2000 the trio got together and recorded…

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Augusta – Contra Dance

October 28, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
South Parish Congregational Church,
9 Church St.
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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With calling by Maggie Robinson and foot-stomping contra tunes played by Velocipede, it’s sure to be an amazing time! So come dance with us at the South Parish Congregational Church (9 Church St)! Beginner’s lesson at 7:30, all dances will be taught! Wear a costume if you please! A dessert potluck will happen at 9:30pm. Adults: $10, Students: $7, Under 12: $5. FMI: Autumn, autumn@91courtstreet.net.

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Lewiston – Concert

October 29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gendron Franco Center,
46 Cedar Street
Lewiston , ME 04240 United States
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Have you ever heard 70+ fiddlers performing at the same time?? Here’s your chance! Fiddle-icious is comprised of a diverse group of enthusiastic fiddlers and other musicians of all ages and all walks of life. The group’s music features tunes passed on from our Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors. The primary goal of Fiddle-icious is to keep the tradition alive by sharing Maine’s musical heritage with the community. Fiddle-icious is led by Maine Master Fiddler Don Roy, a phenomenal…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

October 30, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

October 31, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

October 31, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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November 2017

Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

November 1, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
Halcyon Grange Hall,
Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

November 2, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by Catastrophe and caller Chris Roccioti at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Catastrophe is Kyra Bleicher, Ness Smith-Savedoff, Dana Hartshorn, and Jamie Oshima.  Chris is visiting from Boston.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is…

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Trenton – Storytelling Gathering

November 3, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
SPCA of Hancock County,
141 Bar Harbor Road
Trenton, ME United States
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L.O.O.N.S is actually Lovers Of Old & New Stories, a five year old Storytelling guild that meets monthly. Our members share a love of story, but a rich collection of different perspectives on how to best express that passion. Our interests range from sharing personal stories, to performing as a costumed historical reenactor, to telling with puppets, to bringing folk tales from other cultures to life. We are delighted by minstrelsy, tales for adults, children and teens, mime, and more.…

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Belfast Community Dance

November 3, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Community Dance. Calling by Chrissy Fowler with music by the All-Comers Band. American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.) at 6:30 p.m. Come with or without a partner. All are welcome. 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

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Brunswick Int Folk Dance

November 3, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 24, 2017
People Plus,
35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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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. All are welcome. $5. FMI: 200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Portland concert

November 3, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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The acclaimed group The THE BAND Band at One Longfellow Square.  For this special show, they will also honor the historic relationship between The Band and Bob Dylan by performing some of Dylan’s classics as well.  8-10 PM. $25 advance, $30 door. FMI: 761-1757 or onelongfellowsquare.com

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Belfast Contra Dance

November 3, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Contra dance with calling by Chrissy Fowler, and music by Catastrophe. Sound by Eric Weest Johnson. 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. Adults $10, ages 13-20 and adult All-Comers $8, kids $5. Bring a box fan for the window and get $1 off! Part of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series. For info: 338-0979, belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com,  www.belfastflyingshoes.org

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Norway Contra dance

November 4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church,
35 Paris St.
Norway, ME 04268 United States
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Contra dance at Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris St. Music by the Better Late Than Never Band with Chrissy Fowler calling. $8/$20 family max. Beginners welcome with or without a partner.7-9 PM. FMI: Monica 381-7730

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Boothbay Harbor concert

November 4, 7:30 pm
Boothbay Harbor Opera House,
86 Townsend Av
Boothbay Harbor, ME United States
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Le Vent du Nord at the Opera House. The group’s current line-up consists of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet. Some of their songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions. 7:30 PM. $20. FMI: 633-6855

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Boothbay Harbor concert

November 4, 7:30 pm
Boothbay Harbor Opera House,
86 Townsend Av
Boothbay Harbor, ME United States
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Le Vent du Nord, Quebec’s progressive folk band comes to Opera House. Tickets on sale now. $20 advance & $25 day of show. FMI: 633-6855 or boothbayoperahouse.com

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Portland Sacred Harp Singing

November 5, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 3, 2017
The New Church,
302 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME United States
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All are welcome to come sing with us at our Portland monthly Sacred Harp Singing, where we sing out of “The Sacred Harp” 1991 Denson edition. Loaner copies of this tunebook are available to use during the singing, as well as copies to purchase. No experience expected or necessary – beginners and curious onlookers are always warmly welcome. The Sacred Harp consists largely of early American devotional music, including hymns, fugues, anthems, etc. Coming out of a rich and uniquely…

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Portland Dances of Universal Peace

November 5, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Creating Space Yoga Studio,
1717 Congress St. (Stroudwater)
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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The Dances of Universal Peace pair chants from world spiritual traditions with simple circle dances. All dances are taught, this month by guest leaders Amina and Arif. All are welcome! $5-$15 sliding scale. We meet 1717 Congress St. in the Stroudwater area of Portland, with ample, free, off-street parking. 2-4 PM. FMI 869-5751.

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

November 6, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

November 7, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

November 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

November 8, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
Halcyon Grange Hall,
Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Portland – Concert

November 8, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Joe K. Walsh at One Longfellow Square. Joining Joe K. Walsh will be John Mailander on fiddle, Brittany Karlson on bass and Avril Smith on guitar. Hailed by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation” and by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “brilliant”, Portland, Maine-based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste. After a number of award-winning years as mandolinist with bluegrass stars the Gibson Brothers, Joe currently splits his time between an…

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NO PORTLAND INTOWN CONTRA DANCE TONIGHT

November 9, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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There will be no contra dance at the State Street Church in Portland on Thursday, November 9 or Thursday, November 23 due to a church functions those evenings.  These are two of three Thursdays per year that our venue is unavailable to us.  See you at the contra dances on November 16 and November 30! See the Portland Intown Contra Dance website for more info. Join the Portland Intown Contra Dance Facebook Group for updates and discussion.

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Camden concert

November 9, 7:00 pm
Camden Library,
55 Main St
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Ed Trickett at the Public Library. Ed is well known for his performances and recordings with Gordon Bok and Ann Mayo Muir, and he is also a wonderful solo performer on 6- and 12-string guitars. “I also play the hammered dulcimer,” says Ed, “which I use primarily as an accompanying instrument, and occasionally the piano. 7 PM. $10. FMI: 236-3440

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Brunswick Int Folk Dance

November 10, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 24, 2017
People Plus,
35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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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. All are welcome. $5. FMI: 200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Garland – Contra Dance

November 10, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garland Grange Hall,
Oliver Hill RD
Garland, 04939 United States
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The Garland Grange (on Oliver Hill Rd) will host a Contra Dance with caller John McIntire & live music by Some Reel People. All dances are taught, all ages welcome. Admission: $7 singles, $12 families. 7:00 ~10:00 pm. FMI: Jim, 924-3925.

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Farmington – NO Contra Dance

November 11, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
ME
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No dance this month. We look forward to dancing with you on the second Saturday December 9 with the Franklin County Fiddlers, Steve Muise and John McIntire.

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Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

November 11, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance at the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. Potluck and Dance Party! 4-6 PM FMI: 518-7473

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Topsham Family Dance

November 11, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Topsham Grange,
Pleasant Street
Topsham, ME United States
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Family Barn Dance with an open band and Kathryn Larson calling. Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St. A great family event! 6:00-7:00 p.m. $3 each/$12 family max. Followed by a Finger-food Potluck and then the 7:30 Beginners Session and 8pm contra dance. FMI: 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com

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Bowdoinham – House Concert

November 11, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whittlesey’s Barn,
182 Ridge Road
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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Heather Hardy will bring her wonderful songs and music to the Barn at the Whittleseys, 182 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham on Saturday 11 November! Potluck 6:30, music 7:30. Requested Donation: $10. FMI: David, 522-4118.

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Hiram – Open Mic

November 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hiram Community Center,
14 Historical Ridge
Hiram, ME 04041 United States
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Come strut your stuff at the last open mic before we hibernate! All ages welcome. 10 min. maximum per act, please. Snacks & soft drinks available or BYOB. At the Hiram Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge. 7:00-9:00. Free – Donations welcome! FMI: Katherine & David 625-4549 or krhoda@world.oberlin.edu.

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Topsham Contra dance

November 11, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Topsham Grange,
Pleasant Street
Topsham, ME United States
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Contra dance at the Topsham Grange! Band and Caller TBA. Located at 47 Pleasant St, about a mile from I-295 exit 31. Contras and more, most dances taught. Bring clean shoes for dancing! Bring water! Family Dance 6:00 $3/$12 (Sept-June), Finger-Food Potluck 7:00, Beginner session 7:30, Dance 8:00-11:00. $10/$8 Students & Seniors. FMI: 233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com, deffa.org, contradancetopsham.wordpress.com and find us on Facebook

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Ellsworth – Int’l Folk Dancing

November 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance. Instruction first hour, followed by requests. At the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. 1:00-3:00pm. $8. FMI: (207) 518-7473.

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

November 13, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

November 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

November 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

November 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
Halcyon Grange Hall,
Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Portland – Concert

November 15, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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OLS & SPACE present: Leyla McCalla w/ Ahmad Hassan Muhammad (of Jaw Gems). Named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, Leyla McCalla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, made a profound impression upon all who heard it. The record, which set some of Hughes’ poems to Leyla’s music, and also included original compositions and Haitian folk songs, received rapturous reviews for its haunting mixture of music and message. A Haitian-American…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

November 16, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by Owen, Baron, and Elly and callers Dela Murphy and Elsa Rowe at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Owen, Baron, and Elly are Owen Marshall, Baron Collins-Hill, and Elly Marshall.  Dela Murphy will call the first half of the dance and emerging caller, Elsa Rowe, will call the second half.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages…

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Bangor – Contra Dance

November 17, 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, Bangor,
120 Park St., Bangor
Bangor, ME United States
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Contra dance with music by Emma Walsh and Pepin Mittelhauser with TBA 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. FMI: bangorcontra@gmail.com; 941-9727 or 525-4538; or bangorcontra.org.

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Bowdoin – House Concert

November 17, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home of Pam Weeks,
Bowdoin, ME United States
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Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald join together, blending the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes. Combining their creative vision with influences from Old and New World Gaelic traditions, they create a powerful sound.  Since meeting at the 2013 Celtic Colours Festival, Ben & Anita have toured across North America and further afield, wowing audiences with their captivating blend of driving dance tunes and soulful Gaelic airs. Ben & Anita will…

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Brunswick Int Folk Dance

November 17, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 24, 2017
People Plus,
35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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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. All are welcome. $5. FMI: 200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Bangor Concert

November 17, 7:30 pm
Gracie Theatre at Husson University, ,,
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Childsplay at the Gracie Theater at Hussan University, 1 College Circle. 7:30 PM $30-40. FMI: 941-7888 or gracietheatre.com

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Portland – CD Release Concert

November 17, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Aztec Two-Step “Naked” CD Release at One Longfellow Square. Legendary folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will celebrate the release of their new album “Naked,” performing highlights from the CD, including “Family,” “Long Black Lincoln” and the title-track “Naked” – a socially-conscious and uplifting song with contemporary themes. The duo will also perform early fan-favorites from their storied 46-year career. After more than four decades, Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies,…

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Bowdoinham – Contra Dance

November 18, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bowdoinham Town Hall,
School St
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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THIRD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE AT BOWDOINHAM TOWN HALL (on School St). Music by T-Acadie: Pam Weeks on fiddle and mountain dulcimer; Jim Joseph on button accordion, 5-string banjo, foot percussion; Bill Olson on guitar. Calling by Bill Olson. Dance to Quebecois, old time tunes… and original dances by Bill. beginners 7:30, dance 8-11. donation: $10 ($7 seniors and students) Beginners’ workshop 7:30, dance 8-11. come on out!!! FMI: Pam, 207-666-3709.

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Portland concert

November 18, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Portland High School Auditorium,
284 Cumberland St
Portland, ME 04101 Select a Country:
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Fiddling supergroup Childsplay, with Irish singer Karan Casey, is a who’s who of fiddlers from the United States and the Celtic world. They will be celebrating over 30 years of touring by bringing their band of 14 fiddlers and 9 all-star instrumentalists, dancers and singers back to the Portland High School auditorium, 284 Cumberland St. All the fiddlers in Childsplay perform on instruments made by violin maker Bob Childs of Cambridge. 8 PM. $25. FMI: 617-354-1673 or childsplay.org

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Portland – Concert

November 18, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Griffin House at One Longfellow Square. It is a true–and nowadays rare–musician who writes lyrics so vulnerable and authentic that an audience is irrevocably captured by the powerful experience of sharing the journey. An album that is essentially an autobiographical account of personal mistakes, change, and growth, offers listeners a chance to reflect on their own experiences and connect with another’s story. With Griffin House’s upcoming album, So On and So Forth, it is clear the artist digs deep and…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

November 20, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

November 21, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

November 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

November 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
Halcyon Grange Hall,
Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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NO PORTLAND INTOWN CONTRA DANCE TONIGHT

November 23, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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There will be no contra dance at the State Street Church in Portland on Thursday, November 9 or Thursday, November 23 due to a church functions those evenings.  These are two of three Thursdays per year that our venue is unavailable to us. See you at the contra dances on November 16 and November 30! See the Portland Intown Contra Dance website for more info. Join the Portland Intown Contra Dance Facebook Group for updates and discussion.

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Brunswick Int Folk Dance

November 24, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 24, 2017
People Plus,
35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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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. All are welcome. $5. FMI: 200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Newfields, NH – Contra Dance

November 24, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Newfields Town Hall,
65 Main Street
Newfields, NH 03856 United States
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Join us for Black Friday Contra dancing! Work off those extra dessert treats, clear the cobwebs, and dance the night away. We’ll enjoy the music of Gypsy Minor (Sarah Nelson on keyboards, Tom Moreau on fiddle).  Our caller is Jeannine Ameduri from Massachusetts, who always has some fun dances for us. It’ll be a foot stomping good time! At the Newfields Town Hall, 65 Main Street. 7:30-10:30. $9. FMI: Patti Maxwell, (603) 463-0451.

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North Whitefield Contra Dance

November 24, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield St. Denis Parish Hall,
298 Grand Army Rd Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
North Whitefield, ME 04353 United States
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Henry Road; John Pranio fiddle, Glen Loper, mandolin and Jamie Oshima on guitar, foot percussion and keyboard with Dugan Murphy calling at St Denis Parish Hall. $6-10 sliding scale. 8-11 PM FMI: 338-0296

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Ellsworth International Folk dance

November 25, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance at the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. Potluck and Dance Party! 4-6 PM FMI: 518-7473

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Augusta – Contra Dance

November 25, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
South Parish Congregational Church,
9 Church St.
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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With calling by Lani Palm and groovy contra tunes played by Volution, it’s sure to be an amazing time! So come dance with us at the South Parish Congregational Church (9 Church St)! Beginner’s lesson at 7:30, all dances will be taught! A dessert potluck will happen at 9:30pm. Adults: $10, Students: $7, Under 12: $5. FMI: Autumn, autumn@91courtstreet.net.

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Ellsworth – Int’l Folk Dancing

November 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance. Instruction first hour followed by requests. At the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. 1:00-3:00pm. $8. FMI: (207) 518-7473. Please call to be sure we are meeting!

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

November 27, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

November 28, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

November 28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

November 29, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
Halcyon Grange Hall,
Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

November 30, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by Dance Panther and caller Dugan Murphy at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Dance Panther is Glen Loper, Bethany Waickman, and Alden Robinson.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street…

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Portland – Concert

November 30, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack’s bar went up in flames and graffitied…

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December 2017

Portland Sacred Harp Singing

December 3, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 3, 2017
The New Church,
302 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME United States
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All are welcome to come sing with us at our Portland monthly Sacred Harp Singing, where we sing out of “The Sacred Harp” 1991 Denson edition. Loaner copies of this tunebook are available to use during the singing, as well as copies to purchase. No experience expected or necessary – beginners and curious onlookers are always warmly welcome. The Sacred Harp consists largely of early American devotional music, including hymns, fugues, anthems, etc. Coming out of a rich and uniquely…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

December 4, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 4, 2017
Belfast American Legion Hall,
143 High St.
Belfast, ME United States
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Scottish Country Dancing at the American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.). 7:30-9:30 PM $4 requested FMI: David, 469-3293, or Bob, 722-3139

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Portland Peace Singers

December 5, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
Barron Center,
1145 Brighton Av.
Portland, ME United States
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Maine Peace Singers seeking new members. An intergenerational folk choir whose purpose is to promote peace and build community through music. We sing songs with messages of love, respect, hope, kindness, acceptance, friendship and diversity. We share our message through performance and sing-a-longs, while providing a community service. Practice every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Av. There is no audition and we always welcome new members regardless of your musical or vocal talent.…

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Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

December 5, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 5, 2017
First Parish UU Church,
425 Congress St
Portland, ME United States
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Come sing with us! We get together every Tuesday evening and sing from the 1991 version of “The Sacred Harp.” This is open community singing where all voices are welcome – no musical or singing experience is expected or necessary. Loaner song books are always available to use during the singing. Also known as shape note music, Sacred Harp music is a form of early American devotional music that comes out of a rich living tradition. Deeply rooted in the…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

December 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 6, 2017
Halcyon Grange Hall,
Rt 15
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers welcome you to an open class at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Rt 15 in North Blue Hill. Beginners welcome, with or without a partner. 6:30-8:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Mike, 348-9308 or mjlittle2318@hotmail.com

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

December 7, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by Anna Patton and Andrew VanNorstrand with Amy Englesberg and caller Sarah VanNorstrand at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Anna Patton (also of Elixir and The Figments) is visiting from Vermont, Andrew VanNorstrand (also of Great Bear) from upstate New York, and Amy Englesberg (also of Free Raisins) from Washington state.  Sarah is also visiting from upstate New York.  This combination of performers should not be missed.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

December 14, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2017
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by TBA and caller TBA at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend budgeting time to find…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

December 21, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2017
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by TBA and caller TBA at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend budgeting time to find…

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NO Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

December 23, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moore Community Center,
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME United States
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NOT this month Dance to the world’s music! Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance at Moore Community Center, 125 State St.  Instruction: easier dances 4:00 – 4:30, intermediate/advanced dances 4:30 – 5:00, followed by requests. $8. FMI: 518-7473

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

December 28, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2017
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Contra dance with music by TBA and caller TBA at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. See the PICD website for more info. This event is part of the weekly Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $10 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time dancers at 7:00; dance 7:30-10:00. Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend budgeting time to find…

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