Rick City Café, 316 Main St., offers an acoustic weekend. On Friday, Sept. 30, Alex Bigney returns with his Celtic harp; and on Saturday, Oct. 1, jazz/blues duo Hurry Down Sunshine makes a return visit, as well. The live music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. both nights.

When Bigney was a young boy, his father, an artist, traded a painting for a small harp. Bigney took an interest in it and his parents started him in classical training; younger brothers were learning  violin and cello at the same time. At the Valley of the Moon Fiddle Camp in California, the siblings studied with fiddling masters Alisdair Fraser, Buddy MacMaster and Jerry Holland.

The three boys came home and started playing Celtic music together and decided to call themselves Kirkmount, after the village in Nova Scotia where their great-great-grandfather had been a renowned fiddler. They gained a national audience when they won the “Talent From Towns Under Two Thousand” contest on “A Prairie Home Companion.” They toured and recorded, producing four albums, until life drew them in different directions. But Bigney continues to perform and compose; his first solo album, “Solstice Harp,” came out in 2010.

Hurry Down Sunshine’s Brian Kavanah and Stan Davis play jazz standards, the blues, love songs and other songs about life. Kavanah’s singing, Davis’ storytelling and their two guitars weave a tapestry of deep, emotional vocals and improvised acoustic guitar melodies.

Food is available until closing. For more information on these and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123 or find it on Facebook.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.