At the Blink of a Hat, a new traditional music trio, will perform Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St. The concert promises to be a perfect prelude for Samhain.

Julia Plumb, Baron Collins-Hill and Will Brown form this exciting new trio will present a varied program of traditional fiddle tunes as well as songs of Americana, the British Isles and the folk genres with arrangements that are quick, playful and a delight to hear.

Plumb grew up in Nobleboro and has a wealth of knowledge about traditional tunes and dances of the British Isles, France, the Maritimes and Appalachia. Her light, lilting touch on the fiddle is, as the infamous story goes, not “too soft” and not “too hard,” but “just right.”

Collins-Hill grew up in the Waterville area and plays mandolin, tenor guitar and harmonium. A graduate of Hampshire College with a degree in music performance and ethnomusicology,  he is a master of crooked tunes, rhythms and instrumental playfulness.

Brown lives in Lincolnville and enjoys keeping up with Plumb and Collins-Hill in both anchoring and interpreting tunes and songs while adding his own fingerstyle picking on guitar to create distinctive melodic phrasing throughout the evening’s repertoire.

Together, they all have a dose of the coyote in them which interprets as a playful exchange that is evident in their arrangements. Plumb and Collins-Hill also are known as the popular duo Velocipede, while Brown also plays with the groups Meteora, Wildage and The Night Owls.

There is a suggested donation of $10, $8 for senior citizens and students; free for kids.  Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 789-5276 or email

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