New England Celtic Arts will present the Sultans of String Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. A pre-show jam session will start an hour prior to curtain.

Recently seen on MPBN, The Sultans of String return to Maine  with a tour that features Sultans founder Chris McKhool and multi-instrumentalist Devin Laliberté. McKhool met Laliberté just as the guitarist was coming off the road from touring around the world with Jesse Cook and across Canada with The Chieftains. When McKhool (who has performed with Jesse Cook, Pavlo and Club Django) first heard guitarist Laliberté’s rumba rhythm, their musical mind-meld created Sultans of String’s sound — an intimate and playful relationship between the violin and the flamenco guitar. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, creating soundscapes that seem impossible to be coming from just two people.

Tickets are $15; for reservations, call UCCPA at 948-7469.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or