Folk-rock trio The Edna Project will present Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poetry set to music Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Proceeds of the concert, co-presented by Rockland Historical Society, will benefit the restoration of the Edna St. Vincent Millay birthplace house at 198-200 Broadway.

The Edna Project (wife and husband Liz Queler and Seth Farber, with son Joey Farber) features two-time Grammy nominees performing an eclectic melding of folk, bluegrass, rock and jazz, presented with humor and outstanding harmonies. They have brought this performance to museums, libraries, clubs, concert halls and festivals, including Newport Folk and Alice Tully Hall (New York City’s Lincoln Center).

Their concerts include projections of Millay, her home and artifacts; and Queler, frustrated by writer’s block, opened a volume of Millay’s poetry and decided to compose music to the lyrics she read. Soon enthralled by the life and works of the unconventional, bohemian Millay (1892-1950), she immersed herself in Millay’s world and was inspired to create The Edna Project with her husband.

Queler (vocals/guitar/mandolin), a native New Yorker and the daughter of renowned opera conductor Eve Queler, has performed on esteemed stages from the Newport Folk Festival to Carnegie Hall. Her voice and compositions have been heard on countless jingles, as well as TV and film soundtracks.

Seth Farber (keyboards/accordion/vocals) was musical director to the late, great Odetta for 10 years, producing three CDs, two of which were nominated for Grammys. He also was assistant conductor at the Broadway musical "Hairspray" for its six-year run.

Joey Farber is fast amassing his own impressive credits, boasting three national jingles, an Off-Broadway show and appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night With David Letterman.”

Both Liz and Seth currently tour with Grammy-nominated children's rock band Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. Along with Joey, they were featured on Rosie O'Donnell's HBO special "A Family is a Family Is A Family."

Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Rockland Historical Society’s project Saving A Literary Landmark – Restoring the Edna St. Vincent Millay Birthplace. The mission of the Historical Society’s Millay House Committee is to honor the life and preserve the legacy of the great American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay via restoring and sharing her birthplace in Rockland; fostering a literary organization to perpetuate that legacy; promoting creativity and heritage tourism in Midcoast Maine.

General admission tickets are $20. To buy tickets or for more information, visit; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email

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