September 13th: Old Time Music Concert and Square Dance

Community Happenings
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground
216 West Main Street
Sep 13, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Photo by: Nate Paine, old-time fiddler from southern New Hampshire and Vermont.

The Strung Together: Bluegrass and Old Time Music Jam Festival in Searsport, Maine is hosting a concert and square dance for the public on the opening night of the festival, September 13th beginning at 7PM. The concert will feature the wonderful Old Time fiddling of Nate Paine and the Mudslingers followed by a square dance called by Pat Dancen in the new music barn!

Nate is an old-time fiddler from southern New Hampshire and Vermont.

He was especially musically inspired by his folky, hippy folks and later in life by his dear friend and master fiddler, Jon Bekoff.  When he is not at home raising his two daughters or doing carpentry, he is out fiddling for square dances, farmers markets, concerts, and his cat Zorro.

He loves driving rhythm and sweet, old melodies, and hopes you love them too.

Nate’s fiddling will make this night a celebration of Old Time Music at it’s best!

Pat will follow the concert by hosting a square dance with live music provided by the Strung Together House Band. Pat ’s contagious smile and energetic whimsical calling spread the passion of dance wherever she goes.  Her clear and concise teaching and welcoming smile will engage both new and experienced dancers and keep them dancing all night long!  Pat’s repertoire includes squares, circles, traditional reels, and contras.  She has called dances at camps, festivals, and established dances throughout Colorado, Maine and in several other states.

Her passion for dance and music is evident as she hosts jams, co-organizes community dances, and leads dance workshops.  In addition to calling, Pat plays double bass and guitar, and performed with a clogging troupe for 12 years.

“I absolutely love seeing people smile and having a great time on the dance floor!”

The evening is hosted by the Maker’s Guild of Maine and held on the grounds of Searsport Shores Campground, 216 West Main St., Searsport, Maine. The Strung Together Music Jam Campout will be going on all weekend. FMI 207-548-6059  $5-10 dollar donation suggested.