Cinder Conk will return to the Midcoast this week to perform Friday, June 10 at the Union Farmers’ Market, which runs from 2 to 6 p.m. on the Common; and Lily Bistro, 421 Main St. in downtown Rockland, for a set that will being at 9 p.m.

Cinder Conk plays music drawn from the Black Sea, the wellspring of Europe’s deepest and most diverse musical traditions. It is the sound of celebration and lament of those who have lived on its coast over thousands of years —the Roma, Jews, peasants and nationalists.

Cinder Conk weaves frenzied accordion riffs (Matthew Schreiber) with warm double bass counterpoint (Xar Adelberg) to create a sound that is energetic, gripping, winsome and haunting. Already a fixture in the Midcoast music scene, Cinder Conk also has been busy elsewhere. Their recent touring schedule has had them on stage in New York (at Barbes) with Slavic Soul Party; in Boston with Bulgarian legend Petar Ralchev; in Vermont with California-based Fishtank Ensemble; and co-billed with The Toughcats out on North Haven. To hear tracks from their new CD, “Kukeri,” visit the Cinder Conk Facebook page.

There is no cover charge for the Lily Bistro show. Dinner is served until 9 p.m.; for reservations, call 594-4141.

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