Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., will present a concert of Celtic music by Castlebay Saturday, June 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium.

Refreshments sponsored by Atlantic Baking Company and Shaw’s supermarkets. Tickets are $10, with children admitted free. This concert kicks off Lincoln Street Center’s Summer Concert Series. Next month, the center will bring in bluegrass by the Katahdin Valley Boys on July 16; and folk duo Hymn For Her on July 30.

Castlebay has been musically weaving together the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands since 1987. Round Pond’s Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music, with a blend of history, legend and experience coming through during concerts featuring Lane’s ethereal soprano and Gosbee’s rich baritone. They will perform Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle in this special theme concert on various Celtic lore.

Castlebay has toured the Eastern United States, Ireland, England and Scotland playing at festivals and arts centers, as well as on radio and television. The duo maintains a commitment to cultural education, exchanging music and lore with colleagues. They have provided folklore and music programs for schools, museums, libraries and Elderhostels exploring Celtic lore and tradition throughout the eastern U.S. and the British Isles. The duo has released 27 recordings including both original and traditional songs, Christmas harp recordings and the “Tapestry” collection, a six-part instrumental series.

Tickets are available online at and may also be purchased in advance by stopping by the office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; calling 594-6490 with credit card; or by mailing a check made out to Lincoln Street Center to Lincoln Street Center, P.O. Box 1631, Rockland, ME 04841.

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