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Dover-Foxcroft—Castlebay in Concert

Central Hall, Dover-Foxcroft 152 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music for most of their lives and blend history, legend and experience into their personable performances. Finely crafted ballads with evocative imagery and beautiful melodies depict Maine characters, history, and life close to the elemental beauty of the sea and shore. Rich and exuberant renditions […]

$10 – $15

Common Floor Contra Dance – Topsham

Topsham Grange 47 Pleasant Street, Topsham, ME

Common Floor Contra Dance May 15, 2022 Topsham Grange Hall (47 Pleasant St, Topsham, Maine) Calling by: Hannah Chamberlain Ellen Hodgkin Music by: John Pranio (fiddle) Bethany Waickman (guitar) Glen Loper (Mandolin) Beginner lesson at 7pm Dance from 7:30 to 10pm $10 (cash or venmo) Masks, vax and boosted (vaccination card will be checked at […]

$10

Portland—Maya de Vitry (of The Stray Birds) w/ special guest Alexa Rose

One Longfellow Square 181 State Street, Portland, ME

Maya de Vitry’s devotion to songwriting is her way of staying present, curious, and imaginative. Pennsylvania-raised and Tennessee-based, Maya de Vitry first appeared on the music scene in 2012 as a founding member of critically acclaimed Americana band The Stray Birds. Her musical heart is anchored in a deep love of song-makers like John Prine and […]

$12 – $15

Searsport—Celtic music with Sean Heely, Beth Patterson & Owen Kennedy

Mermaid Plaza 1 East Main St, Searsport, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes and the Makers Guild of Maine present a Scottish & Irish Music workshop and concert, on Thurs, May 19, at Mermaid Plaza, 1 East Main St in Searsport. Touring Celtic musicians, Sean Heely on fiddle and Beth Patterson on bouzouki, are joined by young Maine fiddler Owen Kennedy. The trio will lead […]

$5 – $25
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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Dances of Universal Peace

Online Online, Online, ME

The Dances of Universal Peace pair chants from world spiritual traditions with simple dance movements. Join us for chanting with movement, cultivating love, optimism, and prayers for peace. We'll meet on Zoom on Sunday, May 22, 2022, the 4th Sunday this month, at 4 pm ET. Email Jamila at [email protected] for the Zoom link. Please […]

Free
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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Belfast—4th Friday Contradance

Crosby Center 96 Church St, Belfast, ME

Contra dancing in Belfast at the Crosby Center. Music by Maisie Newell and Eric Dayan with caller John McIntire. All are welcome. Please come healthy and help others remain well. 6 pm Family dance, 7:30 -10 Contras and Squares and possibly more! $5 children, $10 adults, $25 family max. Info: Nancy Durand Lanson, <[email protected]> or 914-488-4199.

$5 – $25

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Belfast—King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin, with Stephen Costanza & guest musicians

Colonial Theatre 163 High St, Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes presents King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin on Sunday, June 5 at the Colonial Theater. Local author, illustrator, and musician, Stephen Costanza hosts a multimedia book celebration featuring projections of book art, narration, and live music with Rita Brown, Maria Keeler, Edith Gawler & Zeb Campbell. Before the show, pianist […]

$5 – $15
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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Portland—Le Bon Truc

Mayo Street Arts 10 Mayo Street, Portland, ME

Le Bon Truc’s music is fun to listen to and fun to dance to. The concert will include many tunes that folks with some experience can dance to - part of the room will be open to dance in. So that everyone can get a taste of this, we'll be mixing in quick lessons by […]

$15 – $22
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VIRTUAL MAINE FIDDLE CAMP

Online Online, Online, ME

Join us every month online for a day of workshops (12 traditional instruments: fiddle, guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo, pennywhistle, bass, cello, button accordion, mountain dulcimer, harmonica, singing!), plus specialty workshops and an Old-Time Variety Show.

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Finn Hall Contra Dance

Finn Hall Route 15, Monson

Contra dances are returning to the historic Finn Hall in Monson! Caller Allison Aldrich Smith with members of Some Reel People. All dances taught, no experience needed.

Portland—Le Bon Truc

Mayo Street Arts 10 Mayo Street, Portland, ME

Le Bon Truc’s music is fun to listen to and fun to dance to. The concert will include many tunes that folks with some experience can dance to - part of the room will be open to dance in. So that everyone can get a taste of this, we'll be mixing in quick lessons by […]

$15 – $22

June 12 – Common Floor Contra Dance (Topsham, Maine)

Topsham Grange 47 Pleasant Street, Topsham, ME

Common Floor Contra Dance Our first dance went well and we took notes. Introducing... Common Floor Contra's second event! June 12th: Beginner lesson at 7pm Dancing from 7:30 to 10pm $10 to $20 sliding scale (cash or venmo) Calling by: ❱ Hannah Chamberlain ❱ Ellen Hodgkin Music by: ❱ Ellen Gawler on fiddle ❱ Elsie […]

$10 – $20

MAINE FIDDLE CAMP (in-person) JUNE WEEKEND

Pilgrim Lodge West Gardiner, ME

Maine Fiddle Camp IS BACK at our new location, Pilgrim Lodge, in West Gardiner, Maine Go to the MFC web page for lots more info: Maine Fiddle Camp

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

The Winifred Horan Quartet – Peaks Island House Concert Series

New Brackett Church 9 Church Ave, Peaks Island, ME

Come and hear The Winifred Horan Quartet! Featuring: Win Horan on Fiddle, Ustav Lal on Piano, John Williams on Accordion, and Kate Grennan on Fiddle.    This concert is part of the Peaks Island House Concert Series. There is a suggested donation of $20, per guest, at the door. (Free to folks under age 18 […]

$18. – $80

Monson—Finn Hall Contra Dance

Finn Hall Route 15, Monson

Contra dance at historic Finn Hall, Monson. Caller Allison Aldrich Smith, with members of Some Reel People. No experience necessary, wear comfortable shoes. Refreshments provided.

Donation

MAINE FIDDLE CAMP (in-person) JUNE WEEK

Pilgrim Lodge West Gardiner, ME

Maine Fiddle Camp IS BACK at our new location, Pilgrim Lodge, in West Gardiner, Maine Go to the MFC web page for lots more info: Maine Fiddle Camp

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Peaks Island—Tiny Porch Concert: John Doyle and Mick McAuley

Tiny Porch Stage at Wharf Cove on Peaks Island 726 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME

Come hear world class musicians John Doyle and Mick McAuley! The concert will be outdoors, on the grass! Bring a blanket or a chair. There is a suggested donation of $20, per guest, at the “door”. Free to folks over age 80 or under age 18. This concert is part of the Peaks Island House […]

$20

June 24th, at 6:30 Contradance in Belfast

Crosby Center 96 Church St, Belfast, ME

We are inviting you to come dance with us. Bring everyone you know to make a fantastic dance. You are welcome to come in at 6 and settle down. No street shoes inside the hall. We will have water:) Family dance starts at 6.30 pm until 7.30 pm Contradance is from 8 pm 10.30 pm […]

$5 – $45

Eastport ArtWalk Contra Dance

Unnamed Venue ME

Join caller Eustacia Landrum, and band The Moose Island House Players, for a contra dance on June 25th from 4-6 pm in the Eastport City Hall Parking Lot.

Free

Contra Dance! at the 8th Maine Lodge on Peaks Island

8th Maine Lodge 13 Eighth Maine Ave, Peaks Island, ME

Contra Dance! With the PIC’D UP Open Band. Mari Black and Megan Bergeron will play at the Historic 8th Maine Oceanfront Lodge.  This Contra Dance will be a two set event! First set led by Emily Troll, the incomparable band leader for the PIC’D Up Contra Dance band! A band filled with professional and amateur […]

$20

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Belfast Flying Shoes on First Fridays

Steamboat Landing Park 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

July 1 ~ Fri: Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ ABCD: A BFS Community Dance! Come dance in the park at Steamboat Landing (rain location in the Boathouse), with longways sets, squares, couple dances and other formations. Calling by Chrissy Fowler with music by the All Comers Band and special guest leaders Ti’ Acadie (Pam […]

$5 – $20
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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Canceled *CANCELED*: Peaks Island – Tiny Porch Concert: Lillian Sawyer and Maddie Witler

Tiny Porch Stage at Wharf Cove on Peaks Island 726 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME

We are sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances we will need to cancel this show. Please stay tuned as we hope to reschedule. For updates, and for links to other concerts, please visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/peakshouseconcerts/events  

Dover-Foxcroft—Contra at the Commons

Central Hall, Dover-Foxcroft 152 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Contra dance at the Central Hall Commons, Dover-Foxcroft. Allison Aldrich Smith calling, with the Old New England sound of Some Reel People. Due to the generosity of donors, this summer's dances are free admission, though donations are encouraged. All dances taught, refreshments provided.

Donation

Kruger Brothers

Boothbay Harbor Opera House 86 Townsend Av, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were eleven and twelve years old, and in just a few years they were busking on the streets of cities throughout eastern and western Europe. CBS […]

$30 – $35

Topsham—Common Floor Contra Dance

Topsham Grange 47 Pleasant Street, Topsham, ME

Introducing… Another Common Floor Contra Dance event! July 10th: Beginner lesson at 7pm Dancing from 7:30 to 10pm $10 to $20 sliding scale (cash or venmo) Calling by: ❱ Liz Nelson Music by: ❱ TBD You want links? We’ve got links! ❱ Requirements for attending (same as May’s dance) ❱ Facebook event ❱ Directions ❱ Details […]

$10 – $20
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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

anguid (aidan boardman) and Greg Boardman Concert

Chesterville Center Union Meeting House 1 Borough Road, Chesterville, ME

Concert with guitar-playing singer-songwriter aidan boardman and fiddler Greg Boardman, performing as solo and as a duo.

$15.
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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Choro Louco in Concert at TEIA (on Peaks Island)

TEIA Club 10 Trefethen Ave, Peaks Island, ME

Come see Choro Louco play at the TEIA out on Peaks Island. Featuring: Nicole Rabata, flute; Carl Dimow, guitar, flute; David Newsam, 7 and 8 string guitar, mandolin; Joel Eckhaus, cavaquinho, mandolin; Eric LaPerna, pandeiro. Brazilian Choro has been around for over a hundred years, but in this country itʼs virtually unknown. David Grisman, Mike […]

$15 – $80

Finn Dance

Monson Finn Hall Dances Route 15, just south of town Monson, Maine 04464, Monson, ME

Finnish dancing, family fun, polka, schottish, waltz, hambo, foxtrots and specialty dances at the Finn Hall, Rte 15, Monson. All dances taught. Live music: Alexandra: accordion, Kermit: mandolin, Sam: guitar, Stuart: fiddle,  Terrific desserts. 7-10pm. $8.

$8
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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Armenian Picnic

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

Armenian Folk Dancing, Music and Traditional Middle Eastern Foods Celebrate Summer with a traditional Armenian Picnic right here on the Midcoast! “I often think Maine should be called ‘The ‘Picnic State’ instead of ‘The Pine Tree State’!” laughs Astrig Koltookian Tanguay“  We have such wonderful local food and spectacular picnic spots around every corner.”  Astrig’s […]

Armenian Picnic – food, music, dance & more!

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

The Middle East meets the Midcoast! Announcing the second annual Armenian Picnic at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground, on Saturday, July 23, from 11am - 4pm. The event features Armenian food from shish kebab and falafel to lamejun and paklava; music by master oud player, Leo Derderian, with Bob Arzigian and friends; crafts, games, and joyful […]

Free, with donations welcomed to benefit the Mughdusian Studio Center in Yerevan Armenia

Contra Dance

Bear Mountain Music Hall 427 Waterford Road, S Waterford

Join us for our second Contra Dance. Eric Rollnick will be calling with music provided by Birds On A Wire, Jenny Huang-Dale, Greg Huang-Dale and Jeanine Loubier. The dance is free, however, donations to the building fund are greatly appreciated.  Refreshments will be available. Additional parking is available next door at Phil's Mobile. #bearmountainmusichall #waterfordme […]

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4th Sunday New Gloucester Slow Jam

New Gloucester First Congregational Church 19 Gloucester Hill Rd., New Gloucester, ME

Playing jigs, reels, hambos, waltzes, marches, etc.  Music traditions include contradance tunes, Irish, Scottish, Quebecois, Swedish, Southern.  Fiddles, guitars, accordions, concertinas, mandolins, dulcimers, etc. welcome.  We also have a keyboard available. Many of our tunes come out of the on-the-go collections - Portland, Waltz Books, Fiddlers Fake Book, Fiddlers Repertoire.   We love to try tunes […]

$3
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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Peaks Island-Tiny Porch Concert: Side By Each

Tiny Porch Stage at Wharf Cove on Peaks Island 726 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME

Side By Each features two powerful musical couples, Don and Cindy Roy and Matt Shipman and Erica Brown.The roots run deep in Side By Each as Don and Cindy Roy’s music goes back in each of their families to the Canadian Maritimes and Quebec. In 2018, they were awarded a National Heritage Fellowship Award as […]

$18. – $80

Gawler Family Concert

First Baptist Church of Belfast 95 High Street, Belfast, ME

Local nonprofits, Atlantic Challenge USA and Belfast Flying Shoes, jointly present the Gawler Family in a special fundraising concert on Friday, July 29, at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Belfast. “Come one, come all!” for sea shanties, work songs, fiddle tunes, and the lush harmonies and beaming faces of these beloved Maine musicians: […]

$10 – $38
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East Vassalboro Grange 5th Saturday Contra Dance Series 2022

East Vassalboro Grange Rt. 32 in East Vassalboro 04935 Google 04935, East Vassalboro, ME

Join us at the glamorous and family friendly  East Vassalboro Grange for our fifth Saturday Contra Dance.  All dances are called; Lani Palm is caller with Benjamin Foss and friends providing the music for our July 30 dance. Pot luck at 6pm Family dance 7:30 pm Beginners with main dance 8 to 10 pm.   $8 […]

$8

Contra Dance at Monson Finn Hall

Monson Finn Hall Dances Route 15, just south of town Monson, Maine 04464, Monson, ME

Special guest caller Dudley Laufman with Some Reel People contra dance band. All dances taught.

Donation

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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

Belfast—Flying Shoes Dance on First Fridays

Armistice Footbridge Front Street & Pierce Street, Belfast, ME

August 5 ~ Fri: Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ ABCD: Another BFS Community Dance! Come dance in the park on the Armistice Footbridge (rain location tbd), with contras, longways sets, squares, couple dances and other formations. Calling by Chrissy Fowler with music by the All Comers Band, led by Julia McDonald-Plumb and Benjamin Foss. […]

$5 – $20
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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Monson Finn Dance

Monson Finn Hall Dances Route 15, just south of town Monson, Maine 04464, Monson, ME

Finnish dancing, family fun, polka, schottish, waltz, hambo, foxtrots and specialty dances at the Finn Hall, Rte 15, Monson. All dances taught. Live music: Alexandra: accordion, Kermit: mandolin, Sam: guitar, Stuart: fiddle,  Terrific desserts. 7-10pm. $8.

$8

MAINE FIDDLE CAMP (in-person) FIRST AUGUST WEEK

Pilgrim Lodge West Gardiner, ME

Maine Fiddle Camp IS BACK at our new location, Pilgrim Lodge, in West Gardiner, Maine Go to the MFC web page for lots more info: Maine Fiddle Camp

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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Peaks Island – Tiny Porch Concert: Louise Bichan

Tiny Porch Stage at Wharf Cove on Peaks Island 726 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME

Louise Bichan is a fiddle player and photographer who grew up in Orkney, a group of islands in the north of Scotland. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2011, and later attended Berklee College of Music. Her project “Out of My Own Light” explores her family ties to Canada, through photographs and […]

$18. – $80

Contra Dance in Dover-Foxcroft

Central Hall, Dover-Foxcroft 152 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Special guest caller Dudley Laufman, music by Some Reel People. All dances taught. Refreshments provided. Thanks to generous donors, admission is free but donations are encouraged.

Donation

Kennebec Contra Dance

Wind Dance Farm 63 Case Road, Winthrop, ME

The Kennebec Contra Dance is Coming Back! Come join us for an outdoor dance celebration and picnic at Wind Dance Farm (63 Case Road in Winthrop). The dance floor will be under a tent so we can dance rain or shine. Caller:  John MacIntire Band:  Ellen Gawler and Fred White Sound:  Alex Hennings Schedule: 2:30-3:00 […]

$10 – $20

Frigg in concert

Steamboat Landing Park 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

Bagaduce Music presents an outdoor concert: One of Finland’s hottest musical exports, the sizzling Scandinavian septet have carved themselves a top notch in folk with their heart-bursting, life-affirming, feelgood tunes and immaculate precision musicianship. Oozing charisma and theatricality in their high-energy music, Frigg has successfully crossed borders all around the globe. Named after the Norse […]

$20

Scandi Dance with Frigg

Belfast Boathouse at Steamboat Landing 34 Commercial St, Belfast, ME

Scandinavian Music & Dancing with renowned Finnish band, Frigg, at the Boathouse on Steamboat Landing. Learn some Scandi dances at the worskshop! Dance to stellar “Nordgrass” music! Before the event, look at the most recent BFS Public Health Policy (here). Suggested sliding scale admission $5-20. Circa 6:45/7:00 pm start time. (Come early to hear more […]

$5 – $20

Belfast—Scandi Dance w/ Frigg (Finnish supergroup) and Andrea Larson (fiddler and dance leader)

Belfast Boathouse at Steamboat Landing 34 Commercial St, Belfast, ME

Belfast Summer Nights & Belfast Flying Shoes present a Scandinavian dance with Finnish supergroup Frigg, Saturday, Aug 13, at 7:00 pm at the Belfast Boathouse on Steamboat Landing. The seven musicians in Frigg will thrill dancers as they deliver their hypnotic style of “Nordgrass” music on violin, mandolin, guitar, and double bass. The program begins […]

$5 – $20

Lewiston—Fiddlers’ Rendezvous

Gazebo at Kennedy Park Bates Street, Lewiston, ME

Seven top fiddlers of Maine will gather to perform their favorite genres of tunes, including bluegrass (Melissa Bragdon Caron). Irish (Alden Robinson, with Owen Marshall), Old-Time Southern Appalachian (Maisie Newell and Mary Fraser), Shetland (Ellen Gawler), and New England (Jessie and Greg Boardman).

Free

MAINE FIDDLE CAMP (in-person) SECOND AUGUST WEEK

Pilgrim Lodge West Gardiner, ME

Maine Fiddle Camp IS BACK at our new location, Pilgrim Lodge, in West Gardiner, Maine Go to the MFC web page for lots more info: Maine Fiddle Camp

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English Country Dancing in Brunswick, ME

People Plus 35 Union Street, Brunswick, ME

Two hours of ECD every other Tuesday, open to the public.  Recorded music.  $5   Great caller.   Dancers must be fully vaccinated and masked (for now).   Dancing starts at 7:00 For details and to confirm future dance dates, see https://folkdancers.org/BrunswickECD.html Plan to also schedule at least one dance in October.

$5.00
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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

Wiscasset Schoonerfest

Wiscasset Waterfront Wiscasset, ME

Four days celebrating the maritime heritage of Wiscasset, including the Hesper and Luther Little, which were part of the town waterfront for so many years, with schooner cruises, music, art, reenactors, kids activities, a triathlon, food and drink.

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Contra Dance at Monson Finn Hall

Monson Finn Hall Dances Route 15, just south of town Monson, Maine 04464, Monson, ME

Allison Aldrich Smith calling with Some Reel People. All dances taught. Come dance at beautiful, historic Finn Hall.

Donation
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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

Norway—Alan Day Community Garden contra at the market – MOVED INDOORS

Alan Day Community Garden 253 HALLS POND RD, SOUTH PARIS, ME

NOTE: Due to weather forecasts, this event has been moved to The Grange at 15 Whitman St. in Norway. The Garden Variety Band with Kathryn Larson calling will be having an outdoor contradance on the grass at the Alan Day Community Garden Farmer's Market, 26 Whitman Street, Norway Maine, 5-8pm Friday August 26. You need […]

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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free
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Monson Finn Dance

Monson Finn Hall Dances Route 15, just south of town Monson, Maine 04464, Monson, ME

Finnish dancing, family fun, polka, schottish, waltz, hambo, foxtrots and specialty dances at the Finn Hall, Rte 15, Monson. All dances taught. Live music: Alexandra: accordion, Kermit: mandolin, Sam: guitar, Stuart: fiddle,  Terrific desserts. 7-10pm. $8.

$8
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4th Sunday New Gloucester Slow Jam

New Gloucester First Congregational Church 19 Gloucester Hill Rd., New Gloucester, ME

Playing jigs, reels, hambos, waltzes, marches, etc.  Music traditions include contradance tunes, Irish, Scottish, Quebecois, Swedish, Southern.  Fiddles, guitars, accordions, concertinas, mandolins, dulcimers, etc. welcome.  We also have a keyboard available. Many of our tunes come out of the on-the-go collections - Portland, Waltz Books, Fiddlers Fake Book, Fiddlers Repertoire.   We love to try tunes […]

$3

Common Floor Contra Dance in Topsham

Topsham Grange 47 Pleasant Street, Topsham, ME

IMPORTANT: THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDING THIS EVENT. PLEASE READ THEM BEFORE ATTENDING: https://www.commonfloorcontra.dance/policies A contra dance... Calling by Harris Lapiroff Music by Ed Howe and Friends Beginner lesson at 7pm Dancing from 7:30 to 10pm $10 to $20 sliding scale (cash or venmo) More details on our web page: https://www.commonfloorcontra.dance/ Interested in volunteering? https://www.commonfloorcontra.dance/volunteer

$10 – $20
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English Country Dancing in Brunswick, ME

People Plus 35 Union Street, Brunswick, ME

Two hours of ECD every other Tuesday, open to the public.  Recorded music.  $5   Great caller.   Dancers must be fully vaccinated and masked (for now).   Dancing starts at 7:00 For details and to confirm future dance dates, see https://folkdancers.org/BrunswickECD.html Plan to also schedule at least one dance in October.

$5.00
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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

Flying Shoes Community Dance at YMCA Pavilion

Waldo County YMCA 157 Lincolnville Ave, Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes presents a Community Dance on Fri, Sept 2, in the outdoor pavilion at the Waldo County YMCA. Chrissy Fowler calling with Benjamin Foss, Toki Oshima, and the All Comers Band. Musicians warm up at 5:30, dance 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The All Comers Band is open to all musicians, instruments, and skill […]

$5 – $20
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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Cherryfield Contra Dance

Cherryfield Academy 53 Main Street, Cherryfield, ME

The Cherryfield Academy Community Center, at 53 Main Street in Cherryfield, will be hosting a Contra Dance on September 3rd, 2022 from 7pm to 10pm!   The fabulous Gus LaCasse and his fiddle will be making magic, motivational music!  Shepsie Eaton will be directing and teaching the motion!  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Watchers, who […]

$10
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Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

Recurring

Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Common Floor Contra Dance – a Friday in Topsham

Topsham Grange 47 Pleasant Street, Topsham, ME

You're invited to another Common Floor Contra Dance... When: Friday, September 9th (yes, it's a friday) Beginner lesson at 7pm Contra from 7:30 to 10pm $10 to $20 sliding scale (cash or venmo) Where: The Topsham Grange (Directions) Calling: Maggie Robinson Music: Rose Jackson and friends Internet Hyperlinks: ❱ Requirements for Attending (covid stuff, unchanged since July) ❱ […]

$10 – $20

Winthrop—Kennebec Contra Dance

Wind Dance Farm 63 Case Road, Winthrop, ME

Come join us for our next OUTDOOR dance Sunday afternoon, September 11, 2022           RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 18 2:30-3:00 Newcomers’ Orientation 3:00-6:00 Contra Dance 6:00-sunset Potluck picnic social Come early to pick apples from our orchard* Caller:  Bill Olson Music:  T-Acadie (Pam Weeks, Jim Joseph, Bill Olson) Suggested donation:  $15 to $25.  Pay more if […]

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English Country Dancing in Brunswick, ME

People Plus 35 Union Street, Brunswick, ME

Two hours of ECD every other Tuesday, open to the public.  Recorded music.  $5   Great caller.   Dancers must be fully vaccinated and masked (for now).   Dancing starts at 7:00 For details and to confirm future dance dates, see https://folkdancers.org/BrunswickECD.html Plan to also schedule at least one dance in October.

$5.00
Recurring

Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

Recurring

Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free
Recurring

Searsport—Wednesdays at the Shores

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

From June 15th through Mid-September musicians, cooks, makers, and admirers gather for an evening under the stars or in the garden kitchen for an old-fashioned picking party and sing-a-long. Bring your instrument and take part in a guided jam session This is a community celebration so please pack a picnic and invite friends & family along. […]

Recurring

Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Genticorum – Peaks Island House Concerts

New Brackett Church 9 Church Ave, Peaks Island, ME

With multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, as well as Juno and ADISQ nominations, GENTICORUM have earned a reputation as a leading voice in the evolution of Québécois traditional music. For over twenty years, the trio has earned a place of privilege on world, traditional, folk and Celtic music stages. Known for their unbridled energy, their […]

$20
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4th Sunday New Gloucester Slow Jam

New Gloucester First Congregational Church 19 Gloucester Hill Rd., New Gloucester, ME

Playing jigs, reels, hambos, waltzes, marches, etc.  Music traditions include contradance tunes, Irish, Scottish, Quebecois, Swedish, Southern.  Fiddles, guitars, accordions, concertinas, mandolins, dulcimers, etc. welcome.  We also have a keyboard available. Many of our tunes come out of the on-the-go collections - Portland, Waltz Books, Fiddlers Fake Book, Fiddlers Repertoire.   We love to try tunes […]

$3
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English Country Dancing in Brunswick, ME

People Plus 35 Union Street, Brunswick, ME

Two hours of ECD every other Tuesday, open to the public.  Recorded music.  $5   Great caller.   Dancers must be fully vaccinated and masked (for now).   Dancing starts at 7:00 For details and to confirm future dance dates, see https://folkdancers.org/BrunswickECD.html Plan to also schedule at least one dance in October.

$5.00
Recurring

Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A weekly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free

Cherryfield Contra Dance

Cherryfield Academy 53 Main Street, Cherryfield, ME

The Cherryfield Contra Dance invites YOU to come and welcome musicians Tamora Goltz and David Stimson with caller Chrissy Fowler, to beautify and exalt our American Legion Hall in Cherryfield with their talent and gifts on Saturday, October 1st from 7 to 10pm.  This Dance will be held, NOT in our traditional home at the […]

$10