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September 2017

Hiram Open mic

September 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hiram Community Center,
14 Historical Ridge
Hiram, ME 04041 United States
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Bring your songs, tunes, poems, stories, jokes, magic tricks, dances, skits, etc. Audience needed, too!!! All ages welcome. 10 min. maximum per act, please. Sign up the night of the show. Snacks and soft beverages available or BYOB. At the Community Center. Donations welcome. FMI: Katherine & David 625-4549 or katherinerhoda@yahoo.com

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Garland Contra dance

September 9, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garland Grange Hall,
Oliver Hill RD
Garland, Maine 04939 Select a Country:
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Contra dance at the Grange Hall on the Oliver Hill Rd . All dances are taught by John McIntire with music by Some Reel People. 7-10 PM. $7. FMI: 924-3925

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Winter Harbor Contra dance

September 9, 7:30 pm
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Hammond Hall,
427 Main Street
Winter Harbor, ME United States
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Old time contra dance with waltzes, polkas, schottisches, international, and contras with the Sheep Island Rovers. Dances called/taught by Jon Archer. at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St. 7:30 PM. $10 suggested, 12 and under free. FMI: 963-2569 or schoodicartsforall.org

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Monson Contra Dance

September 9, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Finn Hall,
Route 15
Monson, 04464 United States
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There will be  contra dance at the Finn Hall in Monson on Route 15, just a mile south of the Monson town center.  Dancing is from 7:30 to 10:00. Music by Two Fiddles with  Dudley Laufman calling. There will be lots of yummy desserts and no dancing experience is necessary! For more information call  997-3639.

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Brunswick – Concert

September 9, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Chruch of Brunswick,
1 Middle Street, Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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The UUCB Concerts for a Cause series presents the Lipbone Redding on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle Street, Brunswick. Storyteller, songwriter, guitarist and voice-instrumentalist, Lipbone Redding revs up a party with his original songs that effervesce with New Orleans jazz, swing, soul and funk.  He is most noted for his ability to vocally imitate trombones, trumpets, bass and percussion and incorporate them into an engaging, entertaining show for all ages and musical…

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Topsham Contra dance

September 9, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Topsham Grange,
Pleasant Street
Topsham, ME United States
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Contra dance at the Topsham Grange! Music by Dance Panther – that’s Glen, Bethany and Alden with caller Warren Doyle from TN. 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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Orono Contra Dance

September 9, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Keith Anderson Community Center,
19 Bennoch Road
Orono, ME United States
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Dance with Orono Contraband and caller Bill Olson! Beginner session at 7:30 PM, and full dance from 8-11:00 PM. $1 off beer at Woodman’s Bar & Grill next door with dance ticket. $8 admission for non-students; FREE for UMaine students! Sponsored by UMaine Student Government and the Traditional Music and Dance Club.

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Farmington – NO Contra Dance

September 9, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
ME
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No dance this month. The Farmington contra dance takes a summer hiatus from 2nd Saturday dances for summer fun and farming. Our dance season resumes on Saturday October 14. We look forward to seeing you then!

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Waterville Shape Note singing

September 10, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Unnamed Venue,
ME
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The monthly Waterville Shape Note Singing will be held  from 2-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1 Park Street.  The Shape Note singing is a free, participatory  event, not a performance. No experience is necessary and  beginners are warmly welcomed.  Books are available for loan or purchase. There will also be NO potluck meal after the singing, but feel free to bring snacks to share at the break.  The singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp, a shape…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

September 11, 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

September 12, 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

September 12, 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

September 13, 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

September 14, 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 Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings and caller Dugan Murphy at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Nashville-based Roochie Toochie are Aaron Jonah Lewis, Joy Patterson, Tim Findlen, Lindsay McCaw, and Matt Bell.  The sport the familiar fiddles, banjo, and ukulele, as well as less-familiar sound-makers like a row of squeezy toys and slide whistle.  They’re on tour in New England and thought they would try playing for a contra dance.  Why not?  Local caller Dugan Murphy will keep them in…

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Boothbay Harbor concert

September 14, 7:30 pm
Boothbay Harbor Opera House,
86 Townsend Av
Boothbay Harbor, ME United States
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Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist. Their first album together, Before the Sun Goes Down, was nominated for a 2016 Grammy as Best Bluegrass Album. At the Opera House. 7:30 PM. $25. FMI: 633-6855 or boothbayoperahouse.com

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Brunswick Int Folk dance

September 15, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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! Fridays, one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Belfast concert

September 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage,
25 Village Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Singer-songwriter Annalise Emerick will be appearing in the Common House at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage at 7:00 PM. Fans of Brandi Carlisle, Patty Griffin, and Eva Cassidy will appreciate her literate approach to songwriting and her smooth-as-silk style. Refreshments provided, suggested donation $10 – $20.To make a reservation for this show and to see listings of upcoming events in the series, www.mainecohousing.org or 218-1027.

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Trenton Contra Dance

September 16, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Trenton Grange Hall,
Routes 3 and 230. Next to the Bar Harbor Airport.
Trenton, ME 04605 United States
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Contra dance at the Trenton Grange Hall, located at the traffic light intersection on Rte. 3 and 230. Twisted Strings will provide wonderful,energizing music and Lani Palm will call the dances. 7:30 walk-through, dance from 8-11 pm.  All welcome. No experience or partner needed. Come listen to great live music and join the fun.  Nice snacks and drinks provided. $8. FMI: 244-4193

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Bowdoinham Contra dance

September 16, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bowdoinham Town Hall,
School St
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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Contra dance with music by Calliope, Tamora Goltz on fiddle, John Pranio of fiddle, banjo, harmonica; David Stimson on guitar piano concertina, flute.. Calliope was the house band at the North Whitefield dance for a decade or more..  Caller will be Dela Murphy. Come join the fun!! Beginners workshop 7:30, dance 8-11. donation $10 ($7 students and seniors). FMI: 666-3709

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Portland concert

September 16, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Ari Hest has toured worldwide to support his records, most recently in Germany as well as several European countries and built the kind of loyal fan base any musician would envy. While his newest album, 2014’s Shouts and Whispers, is an excellent indication of what Hest is capable of, his live show leaves even more of an impression. See him live at One Longfellow Square. 8-11 PM. $18. FMI: 761-1757.

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Boothbay Harbor concert

September 17, 7:30 pm
Boothbay Harbor Opera House,
86 Townsend Av
Boothbay Harbor, ME United States
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Scotland’s Dougie MacLean at the Opera House. 7:30 PM. $28. FMI: 633-6855 or boothbayoperahouse.com

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Portland concert

September 17, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the early 1970’s. His work  with such renowned performers as Arlo Guthrie, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band  and the release of his far-reaching solo album, “If the Cap Fits” established him as a first class musician.  During his long musical career Kevin has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk music’s…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

September 18, 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

September 19, 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

September 19, 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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Outdoor Portland Intown Contra Dance at Congress Square Park

September 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park,
Corner of High and Congress
Portland, ME United States
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Outdoor contra dance with music by Dave langford, Bethany Waickman, and Glen Loper and caller Dugan Murphy in Congress Square Park.  This dance is free and open to the public – just walk up and dance! Nationally renowned Dave Langford is visiting from Western Mass and teaming up with local stars, Glen Loper and Bethany Waickman.  See the PICD website for more info. This event is made possible through a partnership between Portland Intown Contra Dance and Friends of Congress Square Park. Dance roles…

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

September 20, 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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Stockton Springs Open mic

September 20, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Sandy Point Community Hall,
684 US Rt. 1
Stockton Springs, ME 04981 United States
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Our monthly series continues with a 7 pm open mic welcome to all levels of talent. We have had poets, story tellers, jokesters, and musicians of all stripes. At 8:15 our featured performer will be Bennett Konesni, who has traveled the world over collecting work songs. For centuries these songs have energized people and lightened the load of their labor. Come learn, listen, and sing! At the Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 US Rt. 1. $3-$18. FMI: 567-4044.

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

September 21, 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 Dave, Bethany, and Glen and callers Gretchen Hanes and Elsa Rowe at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. When Dave Langford of the nationally-renowned Latter Day Lizards comes to Maine he likes to play music with local stars Glen Loper and Bethany Waickman.  Gretchen Hanes (formerly Gretchen Carroll) will be calling the first half of the evening and new caller Elsa Rowe will call the second half.  They are both calling under the mentorship of Dugan Murphy.  See the…

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Greenwood Fiddle Jam

September 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Greenwood Town Hall,
Rte. 26
Greenwood, ME 04255 United States
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Fiddles and more coming together for Traditional, Scotts, Irish, Quebecois, and contra dance tunes. Every second and fourth Friday beginning June 9th through September 22nd. 6-9 pm, slow jam 6-7, old Greenwood Town Hall, Rte. 26, in the village of Locke Mills. FMI: Monica, 381-7730.

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Brunswick Int Folk dance

September 22, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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! Fridays, one block west of Maine St. All are welcome. FMI: 200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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N. Whitefield Contra dance

September 22, 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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David Langford on fiddle, Bethany Waikman, guitar and Glen Loper on mandolin with Chrissy Fowler calling at St Denis Parish Hall. 8-11 PM. $6-10 sliding scale. FMI: 338-0296.

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Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

September 23, 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 at Moore Community Center, 125 State St. Beginners welcome, no partners needed. Learn a Turkish wedding dance, a Greek warrior dance, or a Romanian cradle dance. Instruction: easier dances 4:00 – 4:30, intermediate/advanced dances 4:30 – 5:00, followed by requests. FMI: 518-7473

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Bar Harbor Contra dance

September 23, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library,
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 Select a Country:
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Contra Dance with Big Moose band at the Jesup Library. Caller Mike Fay will teach all dances. Beginners,families and experienced dancers all welcome. 6:30-9:30 PM. $8, under 12 free, Family max $25. FMI: 460-2401

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Bowdoinham House concert

September 23, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whittlesey’s Barn,
182 Ridge Road
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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Ari and Mia Friedman playing their wonderful tunes for a house concert in the Barn at 182 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham. Potluck at 6:30, music at 7:30 PM. $10. FMI: 522-4118

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Rockland concert

September 23, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Strand Theatre,
345 Main St
Rockland , ME 04841 United States
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Acclaimed folk rock duo Aztec Two-Step will present their classic duo’s show at the Strand Theater, 345 Main St. Maine native Rex Fowler and his music partner Neal Shulman just completed an album of all-original songs called Naked, their first in over a decade. 7:30 -10 PM. $25-30. FMI: 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com

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Portland concert

September 23, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. At One Longfellow Square. 8-11 PM. $35 advance, $40 door. FMI: 761-1757.

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Waldoboro Sacred Harp Singing

September 24, 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
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St. Paul’s Chapel,
1055 Dutch Neck Road
Waldoboro, ME United States
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The Midcoast Area 4th Sunday Sacred Harp Singing occurs on 4th Sundays. This month, we will be singing at St Paul’s Chapel on dutch Neck Rd. As always, one and all are welcome to join us in song – including beginners, curious friends, and passing strangers, with no prior musical ability or experience expected or required. We sing unaccompanied in 4 part harmony, primarily from The Sacred Harp (1991 Denson edition) tunebook, with loaner books available to use during the…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

September 25, 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

September 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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

September 26, 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

September 27, 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

September 28, 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 Sassafras Stomp and callers Dugan Murphy and Annabel Dryden at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Sassafras Stomp is Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell, joined here by Jamie Oshima.  Dugan Murphy will call the first half.  Emerging caller, Annabel Dryden, will call the second half under Dugan’s mentorship.  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…

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Brunswick Int Folk dance

September 29, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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! Fridays, one block west of Maine St. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Winter Harbor Coffeehouse

September 29, 7:00 pm
Hammond Hall,
427 Main Street
Winter Harbor, ME United States
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David Dodson and the Lowdown at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St. Great desserts and locally roasted coffee too! 7 PM. $15 suggested, 12 and under free. FMI: 963-2569 or schoodicartsforall.org

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Portland concert

September 29, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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From the foothills of Western Maine comes Golden Oak, a folk group whose genre-blending sound has them steadily emerging as a musical force in New England. Members include Zak Kendall (guitar, lead vocals), Lena Kendall (percussion, lead vocals), Seth Wegner (cello, vocals), and Eloise Schultz (trumpet, vocals). With The Appleseed Collective at One Longfellow Square, 8-11 PM. $10 advance, $12 door. FMI: 761-1757

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E. Vassalboro Contra dance

September 30, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Vassalboro Contra Dance,
East Vassalboro Maine 04935
East Vassalboro, 04935 United States
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Our eleventh annual blueberry buckle contra dance takes place at the gorgeous East Vassalboro Grange. Music by the ever  popular Scrod Pudding with caller Bill Olson. Potluck 6:30, Main dance 8 pm with 7:30 practice dance.  Blueberry buckle and fresh cream included in price and served at break time. $8. $6 students, $20 family max FMI: 649-2765

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October 2017

Portland – Dances of Universal Peace

October 1, 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. All are welcome! We meet in the Stroudwater area of Portland at the Creating Space Yoga Studio (1717 Congress St) with ample, free, off-street parking. 2-4pm. $5-$15 sliding scale. FMI: 207-869-5751

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

October 2, 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 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 3, 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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Belfast – Concert

October 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage,
25 Village Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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The Hanz Araki Band will be performing at 7:00 PM in the Common House at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 25 Village Road (off Tufts Road) in Belfast. Refreshments provided. Suggested donation $15-$20. FMI and to make a reservation, please visit our Common House Concert Series website, or contact Steve, forest.audio@gmail.com.

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Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

October 4, 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

October 5, 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 New Brew and caller David Millstone at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. From Rochester, New York, New Brew is Jane Knoeck, Tom Santarsiero, and Eileen Nicholson Kalfass.  David Millstone from Vermont is joining them on this tour to Maine.  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…

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Trenton – Storytelling Gathering

October 6, 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 character, to telling with puppets, to bringing folk tales from other cultures to life. We are delighted by minstrelsy, mime, tales for elders, adults, children, teens, and more. Our meetings…

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Belfast Community Dance

October 6, 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.) in Belfast 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’l Folk Dance

October 6, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 20, 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! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance

October 6, 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 David Millstone, and music by New Brew. Sound by Glen Loper. 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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Lewiston – Family Dance

October 7, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saint Mary’s Nutrition Center,
208 Bates Street
 Lewiston, Select a Country:
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Family dance, potluck and jam!  Dancing at 5, potluck at 6, followed by informal jam.  Calling by Greg Boardman, music by an open band. At the Saint Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St. FMI: Greg, 344-3106.

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Bryant Pond Contra Dance

October 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Franklin Grange,
32 Main St, ( Rte 26 )
Bryant Pond, ME 04219 United States
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Last contra dance of the summer series. Franklin Grange, 32 Main St (Rte. 26) in Bryant Pond Village. 7-9 p.m. Music by the Better Late Than Never Band with Maggie Robinson calling. $8/$20 family max. Beginners are welcome with or without a partner. Bring clean shoes for dancing. FMI: Monica 381-7730.

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Special Extra Portland Intown Contra Dance

October 7, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
State Street Church,
189 State St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Special Saturday night contra dance with music by New Brew and caller Dela Murphy at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. On a tour of New England from Rochester, New York, New Brew is Jane Knoeck, Tom Santarsiero, and Eileen Nicholson Kalfass. See the PICD website for more info. This event is a special extra Saturday night dance put on by the Portland Intown Contra Dance series. Dance roles are gender-free. New and experienced dancers of all ages are invited. $12 at the door.  Enter through the courtyard. Lesson for first-time…

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Boothbay Harbor – Concert

October 7, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boothbay Harbor Opera House,
86 Townsend Av
Boothbay Harbor, ME United States
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The Sweetback Sisters are a fresh take on the golden age of country music featuring vibrant vocal harmonies in a six-piece rockin’ country band. They’ve been called “Americana darlings [with a] roadhouse edge”by National Public Radio. Join us this Columbus Day Weekend as we discover our past, and the future, with the Sweetback Sisters. At the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. 7:30-9:30pm. $20. FMI: Cathy, 207-633-6855

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Portland – Concert

October 7, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Neil Young said of the overwhelming success of the single “Heart of Gold” from 1972’s Harvest: “This song put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore, so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there.” Three albums were released that are commonly referred to as the “Ditch Trilogy”: Time Fades Away (1973), On the Beach (1974) and Tonight’s the Night (1975). While all three of these records…

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Waterville Shape Note singing

October 8, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Unnamed Venue,
ME
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The monthly Waterville Shape Note Singing will be held  from 2-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1 Park Street.  The Shape Note singing is a free, participatory  event, not a performance. No experience is necessary and  beginners are warmly welcomed.  Books are available for loan or purchase. There will also be NO potluck meal after the singing, but feel free to bring snacks to share at the break.  The singing is primarily from the The Sacred Harp, a shape…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

October 9, 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 10, 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 10, 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 11, 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

October 11, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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The Brother Brothers and Oliver the Crow at One Longfellow Square. The Brother Brothers is the twin brother duo of Adam and David Moss. Adam loves and plays in the Klezmer, Bluegrass, Old-time and swing traditions which lends itself to a very unique and innovative style in performance setting. David Moss began his musical journey playing cello and singing in various formats from a very young age. Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals) have been making folk music…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

October 12, 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 Ron Blechner at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. Catatrophe is Dana Hartshorn, Jamie Oshima, Kyra Bleicher, and Ness Smith-Savedoff.  Ron Blechner is visiting from Western Mass.  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.…

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Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

October 13, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 20, 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! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Brunswick Coffee house

October 13, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Falmouth Congregational Church,
267 Falmouth Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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This second-Friday-of-every-month coffee house features local music artists, great coffee, non-alcoholic beverages and other treats. It’s an uplifting experience in a small and intimate setting. Our Coffee House is appropriate for all ages. Donations gratefully accepted. FMI contact: fccdesk@maine.rr.com or call (207)781-3413. This month features Putnam Smith and Ashley Storrow. Both Putnam and Ashley are talented and accomplished folk musicians who have written and recorded their own songs. It’s a pleasure to have them together, backing each other’s vocals.

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Garland – Contra Dance

October 13, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garland Grange Hall,
Oliver Hill RD
Garland, Maine 04939 Select a Country:
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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. 7:00 ~10:00 pm. Admission: $7 singles, $12 families. FMI: Jim, 924-3925.

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Bates – Techno Contra

October 13, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Muskie Archives,
70 Campus Av
Lewiston, ME United States
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Bates is kicking off its monthly dance series with a Techno Contra! Contra dancing, electronic music, lights, it’s going to be a party! Music will provided by Electro Heart, featuring Jamie Oshima, Sean Oshima and Julie Vallimont with calling by Ron Blechner. Dance will begin at 8:00pm with a beginner lesson at 7:30. At the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Admission: Sliding scale of $5.00-8.00, all proceeds go directly back to the musicians. FMI: freewillfolk@gmail.com.

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Portland – Concert

October 13, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Sam Amidon w/ Max Gracia Conover at One Longellow Square. Sam Amidon’s third album for Nonesuch, The Following Mountain, is ostensibly his first of self-penned songs. But in his decade-long career as a recording artist, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has always managed to create work that’s utterly original, even when, on previous discs, he was digging through the sounds and stories of traditional American music from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Accepting invitations to that session, much to…

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Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

October 14, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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. Instruction: easier dances 4:00 – 4:30, intermediate/advanced dances 4:30 – 5:00, followed by requests. FMI: 518-7473

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Lubec – Contra Dance

October 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crow Town Gallery,
406 South Lubec Road
Lubec, ME 04652 United States
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Traditional New England Contras and Squares every 2nd Saturday.  Music by O’McCrelli, with caller Alba Briggs.  Crow Town Gallery, 406 South Lubec Road in Lubec, Maine.  Refreshments by Pot luck.  Dance 6:00 to 9:00 (winter hours).  Admission: $10 Individual; $20 Family.  FMI: 733-2280.

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Topsham – Family Dance

October 14, 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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Farmington – Contra Dance

October 14, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
West Farmington Grange,
126 Bridge St.
Farmington, ME United States
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Welcome back to the Farmington dance after our summer hiatus! Velocipede will play with Cynthia Phinney calling. At the West Farmington Grange, 126 Bridge St. Family dance from 6:30-7:30. Evening dance 8-10:30. All dances taught. No partner necessary. All are welcome! Family dance: $2adults/$1children OR $6 adults/$5 students.$15/family max. FMI: Kim, 491-9928.

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Hiram Open mic

October 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hiram Community Center,
14 Historical Ridge
Hiram, ME 04041 United States
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Bring your songs, tunes, poems, stories, jokes, magic tricks, dances, skits, etc. Audience needed, too!!! All ages welcome. 10 min. maximum per act, please. Sign up the night of the show. Snacks and soft beverages available or BYOB. At the Community Center. Donations welcome. FMI: Katherine & David 625-4549 or katherinerhoda@yahoo.com

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Winter Harbor Contra dance

October 14, 7:30 pm
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Hammond Hall,
427 Main Street
Winter Harbor, ME United States
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Old time contra dance with waltzes, polkas, schottisches, international, and contras with the Sheep Island Rovers. Dances called/taught by Jon Archer. at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St. 7:30 PM. $10 suggested, 12 and under free. FMI: 963-2569 or schoodicartsforall.org

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Orono – Contra Dance

October 14, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Keith Anderson Community Center,
19 Bennoch Road
Orono, ME United States
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Dance with Orono Contraband and caller Pam Weeks! At the Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Rd. Beginner session at 7:30 PM, and full dance from 8:30-11:00 PM. $1 off beer at Woodman’s Bar & Grill next door with dance ticket. FREE for UMaine students! $8 admission for non-students. Sponsored by UMaine Student Government and the Traditional Music and Dance Club. FMI: (207) 991-2947.

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Topsham – Contra Dance

October 14, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Topsham Grange,
Pleasant Street
Topsham, ME United States
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Contra dance at the Topsham Grange! Music by Catastrophe – Dana, Kyra, Jamie & Ness with caller Ron Blechner. 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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Portland – Concert

October 14, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. “Still Green,” Patty Larkin’s 13th album, plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea that travels from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. 8-11pm. $25 advance, $30 day of. FMI: onelongfellowsquare.com.

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Passadumkeag Harvest Festival

October 15, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nibezun,
18 Nepisikwit Drive
Passadumkeag, ME 04475 United States
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Please join us for this Fund raising Harvest Festival for Nibezun. This is going to be an AMAZING day of music, food, and fun. Drumming and dancing begins the day at noon. Followed by multiple bands throughout the day, including the Justice for the River Band and Soul Benders. We will have childrens activities, food vendors, Native Artisan booths, and a spectacular silent auction. $25 dollar gate fee, children under 12 free. Please share this with all of your friends…

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Rockport – Square Dance

October 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport Opera House,
6 Central Street
Rockport, Maine 04856 United States
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{Put your} Hoe Down! A raucous square dance party celebrating the new farmer movement in Maine!  Featuring Vermont caller Will Mentor with old-time fiddle music by Sassafras Stomp (farmers/musicians Adam Nordell & Johanna Davis).  Starting 4pm onward, BYO picnic supper to  enjoy the views of Rockport Harbor from nearby parks.  Then kick up your heels on the gorgeous Opera House floor (6 Central St).  Bring friends, water bottles, and comfortable dancing shoes… but leave your weeding tools behind. 6-9pm. FMI:…

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Belfast Scottish Country dance

October 16, 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 17, 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 17, 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 18, 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

October 18, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Cleaves’ earthy narratives stand oak strong. Few writers frame bruised souls as clearly, and fewer still deliver a punch with such striking immediacy. At One Longfellow Square. 8-11pm. $25 advance, $30 day of. FMI: onelongfellowsquare.com.

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Bowdoin House concert

October 19, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home of Pam Weeks,
Bowdoin, ME United States
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In 1991, JEAN PAUL LOYER and ANDRE MARCHAND released Détournement Majeur, a collection of instrumental music played on the guitar featuring traditional tunes from Quebec as well as compositions by the two members of the duo. American multi-instrumentalist PETE SUTHERLAND was invited to build arrangements around the guitar tracks, while always keeping them as the focus. The resulting album was produced in small quantities and quickly sold out. Since then, the few copies in circulation have attained mythical status, being…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance

October 19, 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 Ellen and Neil and caller Frannie Marr at the State Street Church near Longfellow Square. The widely-traveled Frannie Marr from Southern California is visiting us this evening.  Our band is an intergenerational duo: Ellen Gawler (fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (piano). If we’re good, they may be joined by Elsie Gawler (bass). 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…

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Bowdoin House concert

October 20, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home of Pam Weeks,
Bowdoin, ME United States
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Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher (from PEI) will be performing a house concert Bowdoin on Oct 20.  For more than two decades, Richard Wood has impressed audiences all across Canada, as well as in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia. Highlights include TV guest appearances with Shania Twain on “David Letterman” and “Good Morning America,” Carnegie Hall with Irish legends The Chieftains. Come out tonight to welcome this  UNBELIEVABLE Irish Fiddler to Maine! Jam session at 5PM followed by potluck. Concert at 7PM.…

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Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

October 20, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 20, 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! Fridays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St., one block west of Maine St., Brunswick. Donation $5. All are welcome. FMI: 207-200-7577, brennan.mk @ gmail.com, or www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

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Topsham – Concert

October 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orion Performing Arts Center,
66 Republic Ave
Topsham, ME 04086 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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Bowdoinham – Contra Dance

October 21, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bowdoinham Town Hall,
School St
Bowdoinham, ME United States
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Tonight, Velocipede is back at Bowdoinham: Julia Plumb on fiddle and foot percussion, Baron Collins Hill on tenor guitar and mandolin. Calling by Dereck Kalish from Boston. This is going to be a really great dance, so bring some friends and come on out!! At the Bowdoinham Town Hall on School St. Admission $10 ($7 for students and seniors). Beginners’ workshop at 7:30, dance 8-11PM. FMI: Pam, 207-666-3709.

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Trenton – Contra Dance

October 21, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Trenton Grange Hall,
Routes 3 and 230. Next to the Bar Harbor Airport.
Trenton, ME 04605 United States
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Contra dance at the Trenton Grange Hall, located at the traffic light intersection on Rte. 3 and 230. Gus LaCasse and Peter Lindquist will provide amazing energizing dance music and John McIntire will call the dances. 7:30 walk-through, dance from 8-11 pm.  All welcome. No experience or partner needed. Come listen to great live music and join the fun.  Snacks and drinks provided. $8. FMI: 244-4193

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Yarmouth concert

October 21, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Parish Congregational Church Yarmouth,
116 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Italian mandolin Master Carlo Aonzo performs with his trio at First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth on Saturday, October 21st 7:30 PM.

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Portland – Concert

October 21, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One Longfellow Square,
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards Album Release Show at One Longfellow Square. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision for their band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese’s poignant and powerful singing.…

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