The Downeast Fiddlers Jamboree will return to the historic Waldo Theatre, Main Street/Route 220, Saturday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. The show once again will be hosted by The Old Grey Goose and will feature the world-class fiddling of Don Roy and Frank Ferrel.

Also performing will be young championship fiddler Milo Stanley from Richmond. Old-time songs, dance tunes and step dancing will be part of this tribute to our region’s traditional music.

Ferrel is widely regarded as a composer; the classic Cape Breton jig “Spin-N-Glo” is one of his compositions. He is considered to be one of the leading North American fiddlers performing today, dubbed by The Boston Globe one of the finest living masters of the genre.

Roy, a native of Rockland, is a Franco-American ace fiddler who has been called the dean of Franco-American fiddling in Maine.   ethnomusicologist Bau Graves called his fiddling simultaneously precisely controlled and wildly danceable.

The Old Grey Goose performs the old-time country dance music and songs from Maine and the Maritimes, singing and playing fiddles, accordions, pianos, guitars, banjos, harmonicas, fiddlesticks, bones and more. The group also teaches the county dances of New England including quadrilles, contras, circles, polkas, waltzes, two-steps and schottiches. The Old Grey Goose features Jeff “Smokey” McKeen, Carter Newell and Doug Protsik, whose goal has been to preserve an irreplaceable aspect of Maine’s social and cultural heritage.

Tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens and students, and can be reserved by calling 832-6060 and leaving a message or reserved online at

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to