Summer finale at Rockville Chapel

Aug 18, 2014
Belfast Bay Fiddlers

Rockport — Belfast Bay Fiddlers will present the final concert of the summer series at the Rockville Community Chapel Sunday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public, with donations greatly appreciated. Homebaked goodies will be available on the lawn during intermission, with proceeds going toward an outstanding new-roof loan.

Everyone is invited to come tap their toes and clap their hands to the Fiddlers’ infectious, repertoire that includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas and waltzes performed on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, whistle, banjo, bass, piano and other instruments. The Belfast Bay Fiddlers is a group of amateur musicians from Midcoast Maine who play traditional dance tunes from New England, French and Atlantic Canada, Ireland, Scotland and other regions.

The Belfast Bay Fiddlers evolved from its weekly jam session in Belfast into a popular group that plays at regional festivals, community events, contra dances, schools and senior centers. The Fiddlers have performed at New Year’s by the Bay, the Maine Celtic Celebration, Arts in the Park and HarborFest.  Its weekly Sunday evening jam sessions at Waterfall Arts in Belfast are open to anyone who enjoys playing or listening to traditional music.

The Rockville Community Chapel has been recently renovated, and the Rockville Community Chapel Association is striving to make it self-sufficient. The chapel is the only public building left in the tiny village of Rockville. The Rockville Community Chapel is located at 87 Old Rockland Street, off Route 17 behind the Green Thumb. For more information, visit rockvillemechapel.org and check out its Facebook page.

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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