‘Cider’ author, local tunes in Lincolnville

Mar 10, 2014
Clayton Clemetson and Abby Leidenfrost will perform together at Lincolnville Community Library.

Lincolnville — The winter series of presentations and concerts continues Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St./routes 173/52 in Lincolnville Center.

Author John Ford will be guest speaker. Raised along the shores of Mousam Lake in York County in a little town called Emery's Mills (Shapleigh), he served as a District Game Warden in the Waldo County area from 1970 to 1990. In 1983, Ford created and marketed “The Sportsman’s Wildlife Calendar” as a hobby, using his own wildlife art.

After retiring from the Warden Service, Ford was elected Sheriff of Waldo County, a position he held from 1991 to 1999. He wrote a bi-weekly article for The Republican Journal/VillageSoup from 2000 to 2009, detailing many of the memories recorded in his Warden's diaries. Today he is a contributing columnist for North Woods Sporting Journal and has released two memoirs, “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good” and “This Cider Still Tastes Funny.”

The concert portion of the evening will feature the Abby & Clay duo. Clayton Clemetson is primarily a New Age pianist and composer who studied Cape Breton accompaniment with Maine Fiddle Camp teacher Neal Pearlman. He has performed at venues in Maine and New Hampshire, both as a solo pianist and an accompanist for fiddle players. Abby Leidenfrost started playing violin 10 years ago; after seven, she migrated from classical music to a more fiddle/Celtic approach. She has been performing in competitions and as a soloist with orchestras under the influence of many great teachers.

Tickets are $10, available in advance by calling Rosey Gerry at 975-5432.

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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