ROCKPORT — As part of Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Arts on the Hill program, the Finntown Road band will perform Sunday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m. at the top of Beech Hill.

A terrific local band, Finntown Road is a new musical venture among old friends. Brian Dunn (mando, mandola and banjo) is well-known in the Midcoast area for his charismatic renderings of Irish folk, music of the sea and sailing, and a handful of sparkling originals recorded with The Alehouse String Band. Laura Buxbaum (cello) is an accomplished instrumentalist and choral singer, who for the past several years has partnered with Dunn at local gigs. John Monterisi (guitar) came from a 7-piece soul/Motown band in the Boston area, and loved learning the rich body of bluegrass and folk music he now shares with this group. John Couch (guitar, harmonica) came from a series of folk-rock and bluegrass bands in Connecticut before teaming up with Buxbaum, Dunn and Monterisi at taverns, private gigs and lobster bakes. Finntown Road sounds exactly like what it is: the camaraderie of good friends sharing their favorite old tunes with a beer or two under their belts.

Overflow parking will be available at the field next to the trailhead lot at 316 Beech Hill Road. Please do not park on the town road. Plan to arrive early to allow time for the .75 mile walk up to Beech Nut. All Arts on the Hill performances are free and open to all ages, but please leave your dogs at home. Refreshments and reception will follow the performance.