Little River Community Farm, a project of Belfast Cohousing, is in the process of purchasing a tractor to help in its CSA-type farming experiment and invites everyone to support them and celebrate community and farming in Maine with a benefit concert Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller St.

Performers will include the Fine Companions featuring award-winning clawhammer banjo player Bill Smith, Maine Fiddle Camp favorite Sandy Davis and the hilarious and talented Sarah Smith on recorder and bass. Their singing is joyous, drawing on an abiding love of traditional music. For this concert, they will be joined by Ellen Gawler, one of Maine’s most revered and respected fiddlers.

Also performing in the concert will be Edith & Bennett; and Steve and Barbara Chiasson. Bennett Konesni and Edith Gawler love to work, sing and farm. They bring these threads together in the music they offer, collecting and singing work songs. The couple use use these songs as they engage in their farming enterprises and, as Edith & Bennett, are passing on the tradition to eager learners here in Maine and elsewhere. They sing with gusto and also are terrific instrumentalists.

Steve Chiasson, a 20-year veteran of the acoustic music scene in Maine, will be joined for this concert by his wife and singing companion, Barbara. Steve is a gifted songwriter and guitarist whose expressive tenor voice has delivered some of the renowned folk band Evergreen’s most enduring songs.

Tickets will be $10 at the door, with proceeds going to LRCF’s purchase of a Kubota L440 tractor.

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