Author talk, music in Lincolnville

Oct 08, 2012
Castlebay

Lincolnville Center — Author Van Reid will be guest speaker and present several of his books; and Celtic duo Castlebay will perform Wednesday, Oct. 10 beginning 7 p.m. sharp at Lincolnville Community Library (formerly Grampa Hall’s), corner of Main Street and Heal Road/routes 173 and 52.

Advance reserved tickets are $10. For this program only, a limited quantity of tickets also will be sold at the door. For more information, call Rosey Gerry at 975-5432.

Three sides of Reid’s family have been living on the coast of Maine since the mid-18th century; the fourth side came from Norway 900 years after the Vikings. In relating the annals of “The Moosepath League,” Reid hopes to celebrate the state he loves and the people, past and present, he has come to know.

Castlebay has been musically weaving together the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands since 1987. Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music for most of their lives, and they blend history, legend and experience into their personable performance style. Their concerts feature poignant ballads sung in Lane’s ethereal soprano and Gosbee’s rich baritone interspersed with joyous dance tunes played on Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle.

Castlebay has toured the Eastern United States, Ireland, England and Scotland, playing at festivals and arts centers as well as on radio and television. The duo maintains a commitment to cultural education, exchanging music and lore with colleagues. They provide folklore and music programs for schools, museums, libraries and Elderhostels, exploring Celtic lore and tradition throughout the eastern U.S. and the British Isles.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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