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Bygone Songs of Maine

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Curtis Memorial Library – Morrell Meeting Room
23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick , Maine 04011
United States

Midcoast Senior College presents its FREE “Winter Wisdom” series sponsored by The Highlands. Each week presents a new topic and speaker.

Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee of the folk duo Castlebay have recently published a book, Bygone Ballads of Maine Vol 1 – Songs of Ships & Sailors, a compilation of 165 folk songs gathered from collections gathered from Maine’s international archives, museums and libraries. They will present their findings in an entertaining lecture with musical examples, exploring the social history of Maine through music. They will tell the stories not only of the songs, but also of the intrepid collectors who preserved them and the singers who carried on the tradition.  Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have deep family roots in New England and the Anglo-Celtic lands. They performed with their personable performance style to audiences nationwide and across the Atlantic. Supporting their vocal expertise with Celtic Harp, 12-string guitar, viola & flute, the duo “Castlebay” has toured the U.S., Ireland, England and Scotland performing folklore and music programs for concert halls, schools, and museums.

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Winter Wisdom Series - Midcoast Senior College

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