Upcoming Dates

Friday, July 28th, 2017

17th Century Concert - 7:30
Pemaquid Historic Site
Bristol, ME 04554 [map]

We will be doing this concert of music from the 17th century as part of the annual 17th century craft encampment. There have been smiths, woodturners, 17th century physicians (scary!) Native American traders.  Last year there was a rope walk.  The artisans use period tools and dress as folk did in the mid-17th century.


Saturday, July 29th, 2017

First Congregational Church
Private Event - 3:00
Wiscasset, ME [map]

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Woolen Mill Park
Bygone Ballads - 2:00pm
Four Rod Road
Warren, ME 04864 [map]

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Bygone Ballads - 2:00pm
162 Main Street
Jonesport, ME 04649
207-497-3003 [map]

We have played here several times. It's always a full house. This is a free concert, I believe, but tickets are required to assure a space.


Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Union Church
Castlebay Choice - 7:00pm
25 East Main Street
Vinalhaven, ME 04863 [map]

It's always a joy to visit Vinalhaven, home of the world's biggest nauga preserve. We will be playing some of our favorite songs and tunes in this lovely church.

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Union Church
Church Service - 11:00
25 East Main Street
Vinalhaven, ME [map]

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Maine Music Cruise
11 Front Street
Rockland, ME 04841 [map]
Price: Contact Capt. Foss

This will be our third music cruise on the Schooner American Eagle. It's always a great adventure with good food, new friends, good food, lot's of music, good food, breathtaking scenery, and more good food!


Schooner American Eagle under sail

We will board on Sunday evening, meet and greet our shipmates, have an introductory concert. On Monday morning we will leave Rockland for adventures in Penobscot Bay. Julia and I will be on hand to sing ballads, explain coastal culture, history, and legends. There is always a lobster bake along the way. Space is limited, we take up four berths with us and our instruments leaving just twenty-two places for passengers, so it's a good idea to book early.



Monday, August 14th, 2017

Schooner American Eagle

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Schooner American Eagle

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Schooner American Eagle

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Schooner American Eagle
Back to Rockland by noon.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Maine Coast Music, with a historical bent - 5:00
3 Lindsay Road
York, ME 03909
207-363-1756 [map]

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

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

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Irish/Celtic Concert - 7:30-9:00
650 Congress Street #A
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-4111 [map]

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Bygone Ballads - 6:00
Harmony Fairground
Harmony, ME 04542 [map]
Price: FREE

This is Fred's hometown. His Mom, brother, and sister still live there, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and outlaws.


The Harmony Patriarchs Club was established in 1947, as a community betterment program. Since its inception, this charitable, nonprofit, all volunteer club has donated funds to many worthy community causes. Over the years, the Club has contributed monies toward the purchase of the Town's first fire truck, construction of the Recreation Park, and the acquisition of Harmony's first and second ambulances.

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Colonial Pemaquid Parade Ground
Bygone Ballads - 1:00 and 3:00
Colonial Pemaquid Drive
New Harbor, ME 04554 [map]
Price: FREE

This will be the eleventh year we have done this event. The concerts will be in the parade ground. People often bring their own chairs and picnics.



The weather has always been clear - let's see if our luck will hold for another season

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
Portsmouth, NH [map]

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Dowtown Portsmouth
Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival - various
Portsmouth, NH [map]

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Bound for Glory Live Radio - 8:30, 9:30, 10:30
548 College Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850 [map]

On a Sunday night in September 1967, Phil Shapiro made his first Ithaca broadcast on WVBR's Bound for Glory, presenting folk music of all sorts and kinds to the Central New York listening audience.

Now, fifty years and more than 1,500 concerts later, WVBR's Bound for Glory continues to provide free, live folk concerts on over thirty Sunday evenings per year. Stop by the Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall on the Cornell University campus, or tune in on WVBR, in Ithaca or on the Internet. The show runs from 8 to 11 pm (ET) and there are three live sets at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30.

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Samhain Concert - 7:00
9 Lower Main Street
Sunapee, NH
603-446-3426 x 11 (Vic Reno) [map]
Price: donation





We will be premiering some songs from the second in our series of Celtic Cross Quarter Day recordings.

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Concerts in Brief

  • Jul 28
    The Contented Sole,  Bristol
  • Jul 29
    First Congregational Church,  Wiscasset
  • Jul 30
    Woolen Mill Park,  Warren
  • Aug 6
    Peabody Memorial Library,  Jonesport
  • Aug 12
    Union Church,  Vinalhaven