St. Paddy’s concert of ballads and blarney with Castlebay

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Maine’s premier Celtic folk duo Castlebay will perform a concert of traditional Irish music at Broad Bay Congregational Church at 941 Main St. in Waldoboro on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, at 4:15 p.m.

Julie Lane and Fred Gosbee will sing ballads and blarney gleaned from Maine’s rich Irish tradition, with 12-string guitar, Celtic harp, fiddle, and tin whistle. For decades, the two musicians have been exploring the archives of music collected in Maine, gathering hundreds of traditional songs, many of which came from the Irish who immigrated and made their homes here. In between songs, Castlebay will share the lore and history of Maine’s musical legacy of ballads of romance and rogues, shipwreck and survival, and humor and blarney.

Many of the songs, transcribed and “mended” by Castlebay, are in their first book, “Songs of Ships and Sailors,” 2021, Loomis House Press, and part of their series, “Bygone Ballads of Maine.” Castlebay has toured the eastern U.S., Scotland, England, and Ireland, and released over two dozen recordings.

No charge but donations gratefully appreciated. For more information on the musicians:

Event Date: 

Sun, 03/17/2024 - 4:15pm


941 Main Street
Waldoboro, ME 04572
United States