Upcoming Dates

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

TBD in Bremen
Old Maine Songs - Some from Bremen - 6:00pm
Bremen, ME 04551 [map]
Price: Free!

The concert will be preceeded by the Bremen Historic Society annual meeting at 4:00, a potluck dinner at 5:00. The concert will be either at the Bremen town house or the Bremen town office (the old school). Both venues are on Rt 32 in Bremen.

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Bar Harbor, ME [map]

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

ME [map]

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Little Brown Church
Summer Concert - 7:30
King Ro
Round Pond, ME 04564 [map]

We started this Wednesday evening concert series in 1998 and ran it for eleven summers. After a couple of years running with nobody in charge Alan Davis stepped up and has been doing a great job ever since. So 2017 is the twentieth summer of concerts at the Little Brown Church. During that time we have seen the installation of screens, a new front door, indoor plumbing, a new roof, a new undercroft, a new kitchen. The current effort is to have pew cushions made for all the pews.

This is always a good time and we have made many friends here over the years, some of whom arranged performances in their winter homes.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Historic Ballad Concert - 3:00
23 Courthouse Road
Dresden, ME 04342 [map]

Come Visit the Only Pre-Revolutionary Court House in Maine. The Pownalborough Court House still stands on its original site on the banks of the Kennebec River in Dresden. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Court House is a remarkable example of colonial New England architecture.


If the weather is good we'll be outside, if not we may be up in the courtroom or below in the tavern. Courthouses used to be full-service institutions!

Monday, July 24th, 2017

37 Preservation Way
Poland Spring, ME 04274
207-998-4142 [map]

If the weather is fine we will be in the Gazebo. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and the setting. If it is rainy we will be in the chapel, where we have played many times in previous years.

Saturday, July 29th, 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]

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]

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Concerts in Brief

  • Jun 25
    TBD in Bremen,  Bremen
  • Jul 1
    Private,  Bar Harbor
  • Jul 9
  • Jul 19
    Little Brown Church,  Round Pond
  • Jul 23
    Pownalborough Courthouse,  Dresden