The Wailin’ Jennys, a contemporary folk-pop trio known for their gorgeous three-part harmonies and arrangements of both original and traditional songs, will return to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., for a performance Sunday, July 31 at 8 p.m.

Recognized across musical genres, the Jennys captivate audiences and critics alike with luminous songwriting and vocal and instrumental performances. Soprano Ruth Moody (banjo, accordion, bodhran, guitar), mezzo Nicky Mehta (harmonica, percussion, guitar) and alto Heather Masse (vocals, upright bass) incorporate traditional old-time, bluegrass, Celtic and Cajun music into their own unique, dynamic style. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

Bolstered by their frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor’s public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” The Jennys have exploded onto the international roots music scene, performing at packed venues across North America and throughout the world. Their live performances are known for show-stopping harmonies, impressive instrumental prowess, breathtaking songs and witty stage banter. Their perfect mix of Americana, pop and traditional folk has made the Wailin’ Jennys one of the most popular acts with Strand Theatre audiences.

Tickets are $29, and seating is general admission. For tickets or more information, call 594-0070 or visit

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