Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Little Brown Church
Castlebay Concert - 7:30pm
Rt 32
Round Pond, ME 04564 [map]
Price: $12 suggested donation

The Wednesday concerts at the Little Brown Church were started twenty-one years ago. Julia and I hosted these summer events for eleven years - over one hundred concerts! For the last six or seven years the host has been Alan Davis (thank you, Alan, for assuming the mantle!) We have made many, many friends over the years at these concerts and it is always a treat for us to perform in our village.

We start our third decade of Little Brown Church concerts with cushions on about 30% of the pews. If comfort matters to you be early!


Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Church Service - 10:00am
11 Glidden St
Newcastle, ME 04553 [map]

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Wayside Grange Theatre
Castlebay Concert - 7:00pm
851 North Dexter Road
Dexter, ME 04930 [map]

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Church Service - 10:00am
11 Glidden St
Newcastle, ME 04553 [map]

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Church Service - 9:30am
1 Shore Road
East Boothbay, ME 04544 [map]

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Bygone Ballads with a maritime theme
75 Mechanic Street
Rockland, ME 04841 [map]

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Castlebay Concert
Pemaquid, ME 04554 [map]

Details TBD

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Fort Edgecomb Park
Bygone Ballads - 1:00pm
Fort Road
Edgecomb, ME 04556 [map]

We will be performing some of the wonderful songs that Julia has found in her survey of Maine "song-catchers". And in addition we will be joined by our good friend Van Reid, novelist and raconteur extraordinary.

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Bremen Townhouse
Bygone Ballads - 3:00pm
560 Waldoboro road
Bremen, ME 04551 [map]

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Bygone Ballads - 1:00 & 3:00
Pemaquid, ME 04554 [map]
Price: FREE

We will be doing two one-hour shows on the parade ground. The hour in between is a good time to see the rest of the park.


Last year was our first rain out for this event, which we have done annually for eleven years. This if it rains on Sunday afternoon we have a rain date of Monday, September 3, same times.

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Merry Manor Inn
USS-Hyman DD-732 Reunion
South Portland, ME [map]

If you didn't serve on this ship you probably can't get in.

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Maine Music Cruise - 7:00pm
North End Shipyard
Rockland, ME 04841
800-648-4544 [map]

Join us for an adventure aboard the Schooner American Eagle. We will board Sunday evening and have an hour or two of informal music as we all get to meet our shipmates. This will be our fourth year doing the Maine Music Cruise.

We take up four berths with us and our equipment, which only leaves 22 places for guests. Reserve yours now so you won't be disappointed.

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Maine Music Cruise - afternoon, evening
somewhere on Penobscot Bay
800-648-4544 [map]

This will be our first full day aboard. We'll tell what we know of local history and culture (which is quite a bit, actually) probably play some tunes in the afternoon and have some songs after supper*

*dinner for folks outside of Maine

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Maine Music Cruise, continued - afternoon, evening
Somewhare Else on Penobscot Bay
800-648-4544 [map]

Today we might go ashore whilst the captain goes for lobsters. Otherwise it's more of the same, good conversation, great food, and music.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Maine Music Cruise, continued - evening
An Island Somewhere in Penobscot Bay
ME 04841
800-648-4544 [map]

Today is the day we all go ashore for a traditional lobster bake. There will be experienced lobster-eaters on hand to show how to get into these things. There will also be some vegetables also baked (steamed, actually) in the seaweed, the captain's (in)famous camp coffee, wine, and dessert.  We get to practice our rowing songs as we go from ship to shore.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Maine Music Cruise, concluded - Morning
11 Front Street
Rockland, ME 04841
800-648-4544 [map]

This is our last morning aboard. Generally we anchor near Rockland Harbor the night before. We won't get any breakfast today - don't worry. It's because we'll be having brunch instead. If there were lobsters left from the island adventure we might get lobster quiche. We'll have a few more songs as we head to the dock, then it's up the gangway and back to life on shore - until the next time.

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Concerts in Brief

  • Jul 18
    Little Brown Church,  Round Pond
  • Jul 22
    St Andrews Church,  Newcastle
  • Jul 28
    Wayside Grange Theatre,  Dexter
  • Jul 29
    St Andrews Church,  Newcastle
  • Aug 5
    Wilson Memorial Chapel,  East Boothbay