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Friday, September 21
 

10:00am

Learn to Play the Spoons
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Mark Brandhorst

Mark Brandhorst
Mark BrandhorstMark Brandhorst213 Halls Pond RdS Paris, ME 04281


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

10:30am

Jonboy Nemo Band

Folk & Roll


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Jonboy Nemo Band

Jonboy Nemo comes from a small town in rural Maine and plays his own brand of "Folk 'n Roll," combining high-energy classics with candid originals. His songwriting draws on healthy amounts of humour and cynicism, nostalgias both whimsical and brooding, and an assortment of neuroses... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

11:00am

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string band music


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Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string music sure to keep your toes tapping or feet dancing!


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

11:30am

Martin Swinger

Singing & Storytelling


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Martin Swinger

From his website: "Martin connects with his audience. He's a performer you’ll be glad you experienced live. His talent is evident from the moment he walks onstage. He is simply an astounding musician with a comfortable presence, a powerful voice and creative guitar skills... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 11:30am - 12:15pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

12:00pm

Audrey Ryan

Indie Folk


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Audrey Ryan

A one-man-band using guitar, accordion, glockenspiel, violin, and percussion.


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:10pm
Amphitheater

12:30pm

Steamboat Gypsy

Folk, Bluegrass


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Steamboat Gypsy

Steamboat Gypsy is a band that meets at the crossroads of folk, bluegrass, old-time and country. Their varied sound includes crisp songwriting, driving fiddle tunes, traditional songs, subtle vocal harmony, and lonesome ballads.


Friday September 21, 2012 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

1:00pm

Learn to Play the Spoons
Speakers
MB

Mark Brandhorst

Mark Brandhorst
Mark BrandhorstMark Brandhorst213 Halls Pond RdS Paris, ME 04281


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

1:30pm

Maximum Blue

Old-tyme Fiddle


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Maximum Blue

Maximum Blue is a Bangor-based trio featuring Max Silverstein, age 15, as fiddler, with Jeff Silverstein on guitar and Nancy Merrill on bass. Offering high energy bluegrass, swing, old-tyme and celtic fiddle tunes, they\'ve played at many area festivals, fairs and events.


Friday September 21, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Amphitheater

2:00pm

Contra Dance
Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

2:00pm

Muddy Marsh Ramblers

High-Energy Bluegrass Music


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Muddy Marsh Ramblers

A five piece, all acoustic band comprised of guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, upright bass and vocal harmonies.


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

3:00pm

Putnam Smith

Old-time Eclectic


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Putnam Smith

Though steeped in the Appalachian tradition known as 'old-time,' Putnam Smith's songwriting is as eclectic as the different instruments he plays: banjo, fretless banjo, guitar, mandolin, piano. He often plays with the fiddle player Mariel Vandersteel, and/or cellist Seth Yentes (who... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:10pm
Amphitheater

3:15pm

Sorcha + Jo

Blues-Infused Folk-Jazz


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Sorcha + Jo

Sorcha on guitar, banjo and vocals and Jo Sorrell on cello/vocals. Together with spot-on vocal harmonies, fresh and original tunes and arrangements, their live performance is grounding, spontaneous, and toe-tappingly catchy.


Friday September 21, 2012 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

4:00pm

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string band music


Artists
BT

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string music sure to keep your toes tapping or feet dancing!


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

4:30pm

The Mighty Nat Hussey Band

Folk


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The Mighty Nat Hussey Band

The Mighty Nat Hussey Band plays original saltwater rock, folk, and blues drawn from the land, work, and characters of the Maine coast and islands. They usually perform as a 4 piece group with guitar, keys, bass and percussion.


Friday September 21, 2012 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Amphitheater

4:30pm

Velocipede

Traditional Fiddle


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Velocipede

Velocipede is: Julia Plumb - fiddle, viola, foot percussion, and Baron Collins-Hill - mandolin, tenor guitar. They play traditional fiddle tunes from New England, Quebec, Appalachia, Scandinavia, and the British Isles as well as contemporary tunes written in these styles.


Friday September 21, 2012 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

5:00pm

Contra Dance
Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop
 
Saturday, September 22
 

10:00am

Ladybugs
traditional folk, rural music

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 10:45am
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

10:00am

Women with Wings

Women's sacred music


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Women With Wings

Women with Wings is a mostly acapella singing circle, often with drumming accompaniment. The group is fluid in nature, oscillating between 20-30 women who appear each Thursday to sing in the group. They sing simple songs and chants from the heart in an informal and comfortable setting... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

10:00am

Highland Mary Morris

Morris Dancing!


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Highland Mary Morris

Cotswold Morris style dancing! Kit/Livery: White shirt, white trousers, maroon waistcoat, ribbons of blue, purple and green on bell pads


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Roving

11:00am

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string band music


Artists
BT

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string music sure to keep your toes tapping or feet dancing!


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

11:00am

Women With Wings

Acapella Singing Group


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Women With Wings

Women with Wings is a mostly acapella singing circle, often with drumming accompaniment. The group is fluid in nature, oscillating between 20-30 women who appear each Thursday to sing in the group. They sing simple songs and chants from the heart in an informal and comfortable setting... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roving

12:00pm

Sacred Harp Shapenote Singers

Sacred Harp Music



Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

12:00pm

Ryan Flaherty & the Burners
Gypsy Guitar

Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Amphitheater

12:30pm

Toughcats

Atlantic Americana


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Toughcats

Toughcats: folk music of Maine's Atlantic island communities and so much more -- unforgettable, rootsy, indie-grass-acoustic-rock with a wild and engaging stage show that never fails to have people laughing and "wow!"-ing from the get-go, dancing throughout, and hollering for more... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

1:00pm

Earth Jams

Family music


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Matt Loosigian

Earth Jams


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

1:00pm

Folk Dance and Balkan Women's Choir
International Folk Dance


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

1:00pm

Maine Squeeze Accordian Ensemble

Accordion


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Maine Squeeze Accordian Ensemble

The Maine Squeeze plays eclectic music from around the world in hand clapping, foot tapping accordion tradition. Fair goers are encouraged to join their wandering minstrels, as they often bring smiles, singing and dancing throughout the fairgrounds to all ages. Their roving band has... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Roving

1:45pm

Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman

Traditional NE fiddle tunes and folk songs


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Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman

The traditional music of New England can be as warm and comforting as a winter fire or as potent and exhilarating as a summer thunderstorm. Lissa Schneckenburger and Bethany Waickman are masters of both moods, bringing new life to old ballads; skillful, dynamic fiddlers who capture... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

2:00pm

Contra Dance
Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

2:00pm

Mike Bennett & Balantama

West African Music


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Mike Bennett & Balantama

Mike Bennett and Balantama are made made up of three local percussionists who have all studied percussion for many years, studying music in West Africa. The band plays balafon/ african xylophone music from the Balanta tribe with a serious groove. The group also plays djembe ensemble... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Amphitheater

3:00pm

Evergreen

Acoustic Roots Rock


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Evergreen

Evergreen - Maine's premier accoustic American roots music ensemble has performed all over Maine and New England for over 20 years. Their eclectic style spans many genres: folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, country, celtic, swing, jazz, old time and more. Evergreen is also known for their... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

3:30pm

Jim Gallant & The Proper Perspectives

Acoustic guitar


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Jim Gallant & The Proper Perspectives

A mix of uptempo original and cover material primarily in the Americana blues tradition brought to us by Jim Gallant on vocals, guitar and slide guitar; Mark Burns on vocals; Billy Belskis on bass and vocals; and Rick Masters on lead guitar and vocals.


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:30pm - 4:40pm
Amphitheater

4:00pm

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old Time String Band Music


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

4:00pm

Planet Steel Drum Band

Steel drum music for all!



Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

4:15pm

Darlin' Corey feat. Erica Brown & Matt Shipman

Folk, Fiddle & Bluegrass


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Darlin' Corey

Darlin' Corey is the duo of Erica Brown and Matt Shipman, bringing us some bluegrass, folk, and originals on various combinations of guitars, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin along with their signature vocal harmonies for which they have become known.


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

5:00pm

Contra Dance
Saturday September 22, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

5:00pm

Post Provost

Indie-Folk


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Post Provost

Post Provost are "indie-folk", though much more musically diverse than any single genre can define. The group is composed of seven members, most of whom are multi instrumentalists and move around to different instruments throughout the show. Instuments include: acoustic and electric... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Amphitheater

5:30pm

Maranacook String Band

Bluegrass


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Maranacook String Band

The Maranacook String Band is a talented group of high school students whose soaring three-part harmonies belies their youth. Directed by Maranacook teacher Stan Keach, these young musicians have performed a number of concerts around Kennebec County for the past year. The band is... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse
 
Sunday, September 23
 

10:00am

Fiddlers' Showcase
Open to all musicians - sign up at 9:30 am on Sunday


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

10:30am

Meteroa

Original, contemporary, and traditional Folk


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Meteroa

Meteroa are singers who take turns with the leads, accompanying themselves on guitars(3), banjos(3), organ, accordian, piano, laud, percussion. They love harmony and blend in acapella at times, all having been solo performers in their previous incarnations.


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

11:45am

The Gawler Family

Traditional Folk


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The Gawler Family

John and Ellen Gawler, with their daughters, Molly, Edith and Elsie Gawler, bring you an assortment of old and new sounds from many folk traditions. They accompany their warm interweaving family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, wooden banjo, cello, guitar, ukulele and piano as well... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:45am - 12:45pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

12:00pm

Sacred Harp Shapenote Singers

Sacred Harp Music



Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

12:00pm

Milkman's Union

Eclectic Folk


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Milkman's Union

The Milkman's Union is an enigmatic three-piece based in Portland, Maine. While their sound can most easily be characterized as folk music, idiosyncrasies abound. Drawing from classical, jazz, electronic, and various non-western musics, the band infuses rock grooves with deft melodic... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Amphitheater

1:00pm

Cinder Conk

Acoustic Folkdance


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Cinder Conk

Drawn from the Black Sea, the wellspring of EuropeÕs deepest and most diverse musical traditions, Cinder Conk mixes frenzied, haunting accordion riffs and warm double bass counterpoint with a classic bardic lyricism that invites and transcends.


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

1:00pm

Rattle the Windows Clog Dancing

Clog Dancing


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RT

Rattle the Windows Clog Dancing

Rattle the Windows Clog Dancing
Bill ShamelRattle the Windows Clog DancingPO Box 166Grand Lake Stream, ME 04637207-796-8199


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

1:30pm

Inanna

Ethnic Music, Drum Melodies


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Inanna

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is a percussion and vocal ensemble that explores the heritage and rhythms of West Africa, through original arrangements and compositions invoking ancient traditions of the drum. They have recorded and released five, full-length albums and have performed... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Amphitheater

2:00pm

Learn to Play the Spoons
Speakers
MB

Mark Brandhorst

Mark Brandhorst
Mark BrandhorstMark Brandhorst213 Halls Pond RdS Paris, ME 04281


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

2:15pm

Jud Caswell

Folk


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Jud Caswell

A singer/songwriter who perform originals and Irish/Celtic covers with Alfred Lund on percussion. I play guitar, banjo, cittern, and tin whistle.


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

3:00pm

Family Contra Dance

Downeast Friends of the Folk Arts invites dancers of all ages to join us for a Sunday afternoon contra dance.


Sunday September 23, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

3:30pm

David Dodson & The Lowdown

Americana


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David Dodson & The Lowdown

David Dodson is one Maine\'s favorite original songwriters. Performing as four piece band with upright bass, guitar, mandolin and banjo, David and the Lowdown play the songs of David Dodson, which cover a range of styles; folk blues, country and acoustic rock.


Sunday September 23, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

3:30pm

The Rugged

Garage rock


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The Rugged

An original garage rock band with hook-heavy songs. The mood softens (at times) through sweet, harmony laden folk ballads, and rich, rural lyrical imagery. All three members grew up in Waldo County and now reside in Jackson.


Sunday September 23, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Amphitheater