The Sail, Power and Steam Museum will host a special concert with world-famous singer and musician Gabriel Donohue and Celtic music colleagues Saturday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The museum is at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St.

While Donohue specializes in Irish music, his concerts include a broad range of material from serious Celtic instrumental music to rock and Broadway highlights. If there is a stage, chances are Donohue has played on it, from the dance halls of Dublin to the East Wing of the White House; the hallowed commons at Yale/New Haven or the Irish pubs of Manhattan. Donahue has played them all, even London’s Royal Albert Hall. He is well-known for his lovely guitar playing and great singing voice.

At the museum, Gabriel will be joined by Seamus Connolly, director of Irish studies at Boston College and 10-time All Ireland champion fiddler; as well as Marian Makins and a few other friends including Tom and Susan Judge. Makins and Donohue are know to charm audiences with their mix of songs and tunes. This concert will feature sea songs, war songs and bawdy songs, as well as the fiddle music of Ireland.

Tickets are $10. Doors will open for coffee and kibitz at 7 p.m. Donohue also is expected at the free weekly Sunday music jam at the museum Aug. 29, starting at 2 p.m. For more information on this concert and the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, call 701-7627; send e-mail to; or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to