Music on the corner
Rockland — Rockland Main Street, Inc. will present a concert by Celtic musicians Kirkmount Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Winslow-Holbrook Park on the downtown corner of Park Drive and Main Street.
"This is a free concert, with hopes that donations from concertgoers will allow us to do more concerts and continue to bring our great events like Festival of Lights and Summer Solstice to the community," said Lorain Francis, executive director of Rockland Main Street, Inc.
Kirkmount takes its name from a forgotten village in the hills of Nova Scotia. Although the white-washed church on the hill and the little graveyard are still there, much of MacLellan's Mountain has once again returned to woods and barrens. The Bigney brothers play the kind of music their grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather played there and that Scotch snap, the irregular spiky rhythms and lingering notes of the driven bow once again paint memories and make feet tap.
The Bigney brothers have been featured musicians at Harvard Square’s Club Passim; on “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor; in “Music and the Spoken Word” with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; and as resident musicians at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort. Their original tunes have been featured themes in many productions including Ken Burns’ “National Parks, America’s Best Idea.”
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.