The Friends of Music Concert Series at the First Congregational Church of will present the duo known as Naia Sunday, July 24 at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary at 55 Elm St./Route 1.

Comprised of harpist Danielle Langord and flutist Nicole Rabata, Naia plays traditional Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Quebec, along with the duo’s own traditionally-inspired compositions. Rich harmonies blend with delicate melodies to create Naia’s unique sound. Based in Portland, they perform throughout New England and have appeared in various ensembles and as soloists throughout the United States and on international stages.

Some of Naia’s recent appearances include the International Flute Festival of Lund, Sweden; the Magic Flute Festival in Stockholm; the Hebridean Celtic Festival in Scotland; and the Hammersmith Irish Center in London. In addition, both musicians have been heard recently on National Public Radio’s “Thistle and Shamrock.” Rabata and Langord serve on the applied music faculty at Colby College; and teach clinics and workshops throughout New England.

A reception will follow the concert in the church’s Mayflower Room with light refreshments and an opportunity to meet and discuss the music with the musicians. As always, the concert is free and open to the public, although donations to sustain the series and to support a recently established music scholarship program are welcome at the door. For more information, call 236-4821.

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