Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Celtic Christmas with Castlebay - 7:00pm
98 Main Street
Madison, Me 04950
207-696-5800 [map]
Price: $15 advance/$18 at the door

Events At Somerset Abbey 

Here at the Abbey we love to have a good time and we want you to join us! Come on down and enjoy one of our exciting events. All of our events will have locally made food & snacks along with a wide range of Maine brewed beer and hand crafted spirits.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

MONTPELIER
Christmas Open House - 1:00PM
30 High Street
Thomaston, ME 04861
207.354.8062 [map]
Price: FREE

There will be music all weekend. We will be only be performing from 1:00-2:00 on Saturday in the Oval Room (wonderful acoustics!)

 

Knox Museum presents its annual holiday open house at Montpelier – the big white house at the turn to Saint George in Thomaston – on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, from 1 to 4 pm. Two floors will be specially decorated in this year’s theme of Silver Bells, with holiday trees in every room, and live entertainment and complimentary refreshments provided. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend. Canned or dry goods will be accepted at the door for distribution through Thomaston Food Pantry.

 

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Advent Concert with the Maine Harp Circle - 3:00pm
78 Pleasant St
Auburn, ME 04210 [map]

We have been doing this concert in Auburn for several years on the first day of Advent. The Maine Harp Circle always opens the show with some harp ensemble pieces - a unique sound. Then we will complete the afternoon with some of our seasonal repertoire.

The lilting sound of Irish flute, Celtic harp, fiddle and guitar will mingle with vibrant songs of revelry and wonder in a program that will include joyous and mysterious seasonal songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland and the British Isles, as well as more familiar holiday favorites.



The Maine Harp Circle is a group of local Celtic harp enthusiasts led by Melanie Lee. Ancestor of the orchestral harp and a vehicle for musical celebration for over a thousand years, the Celtic harp is one of the most venerable instruments of the British Isles, used by bards and minstrels from at least the 4th century.

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

St Columba's Episcopal Church
Irish Choir music for Christmas - 7:00pm
32 Emery Lane
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 [map]

This is a new adventure for us. We will be accompanying the Downeast Singers in a selection of songs arranged by Dr. Desmond Earley, University College Dublin. Dr. Earley has established a reputation as one of Ireland's foremost choral directors.
We will also be doing a few of our own Christmas arrangements to round out the program.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Castlebay Choice - 5:30pm
59 Eagle Hill Road
Steuben, ME 04680 [map]
Price: $20 / $15 for Friends of Music

Concerts at Eagle Hill

Each concert evening begins with a reception at 4:30. This is a pleasant time to mingle with guests over complimentary juice, iced tea, or a glass of wine. The concert room now has 12 café tables, each seating 4 guests. Beverages may be enjoyed during the performances.

Concerts begin at 5:00 and run for about and hour and a half, including an intermission.

Concert tickets are $20 ($15 for members of the Friends of Music).

Each concert is followed by an optional dinner for guests who choose to make an extended evening of it. A discount applies for Dinner Club members. Reservations need to be made by 10AM of the program day.

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Irish Choir music for Christmas - 2:00pm
6 Central Street
Rockport, ME [map]

This is a new adventure for us. We will be accompanying the Downeast Singers in a selection of songs arranged by Dr. Desmond Earley, University College Dublin. Dr. Earley has established a reputation as one of Ireland's foremost choral directors.
We will also be doing a few of our own Christmas arrangements to round out the program.

 

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Concerts in Brief

  • Dec 1
    Somerset Abbey,  Madison
     
  • Dec 2
    MONTPELIER,  Thomaston
     
  • Dec 3
    St Michael's Episcopal Church,  Auburn
     
  • Dec 7
    St Columba's Episcopal Church,  Boothbay Harbor
     
  • Dec 9
    Eagle Hill Institute,  Steuben