Celtic harp, photo show in Lincolnville

Jun 09, 2017
Alex Bigney

Lincolnville Center — The public is invited to a performance by Celtic harpist Alex Bigney Sunday, June 18, at 4 p.m. at United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road/ Route 173.

Bigney performs traditional Celtic tunes, along with many original compositions. Family tradition is at the heart of his music. His great-great-grandfather was the village fiddler in Kirkmount, Nova Scotia, and Bigney plays the harp with the same spiky rhythm and Scotch snap that got folks kicking up their heels in his grandpa's day.

Following the Bigney concert, there will be a reception in the Lincolnville Community Building that will feature the photography of the Rev. Susan Stonestreet, the soon-to-be-retiring UCC pastor. Stonestreet has looked through a camera lens for almost 30 years, seeing the often-overlooked wonders of nature and sacred places of all kinds. She has taken photographs in the United States, Russia, New Zealand, Thailand, Hong Kong and Ireland.

Stonestreet’s work will remain on display through June 25. Stonestreet invites those viewing her photographs to take those they like and make a donation to the United Christian Church. This will be her thank-you gift to the church upon her retirement June 25, after serving as pastor in Lincolnville for more than 18 and a half years.

The 1821 church is next door to the Community Building; both buildings are fully handicapped accessible. This event is sponsored by the United Christian Church. All are welcome. There is no admission fee for the concert, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 785-3521.

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

"The Dragonfly," an image by the Rev. Susan Stonestreet, is part of her photography show at the Lincolnville Community Building. (Susan Stonestreet)
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