Kallet, Larson return to Midcoast for folk arts concert

Sep 05, 2019
Grey Larson, left, and Cindy Kallet.

ROCKLAND — Sparkling original songs, distinctive settings of traditional Irish music, Scandinavian fiddle duets, old-time fiddle and guitar tunes, and much more are on tap on Friday, Sept. 13, when folk musicians Cindy Kallet and Grey Larson return to Midcoast Maine for a Rockland Folk Arts concert at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum. Each well known and loved for their decades of individual music-making, Kallet and Larson have spent more than a decade as joyful partners in music and life.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and their concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is $15 at the door, cash or checks only, please. Plenty of free parking is available at the museum, which is located at 75 Mechanic St.. For more information, call 593-8068 or visit facebook.com/RocklandFolkArts.

Kallet is a superb singer, guitarist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Larson is one of America’s finest players of the Irish flute and tin whistle, as well as an accomplished singer and concertina, fiddle, piano and harmonium player. As composers, both are well known for their contributions to contemporary folk music. Their songs brim with tenderness, passion, humor and hope as they translate life events, relationships, social issues and their love of the natural world into shimmering musical portraits of our shared human experience. Both have recorded extensively as soloists; the couple also has two CDs as a duo.

Scott Alarik of The Boston Globe calls Cindy “…one of folk music’s most respected songwriters… provocative, heartwise, and original …a brilliant guitarist….” Mike Joyce of the Washington Post calls Grey “… a gifted multi-instrumentalist who consistently demonstrates his melodic finesse.”

Rockland Folk Arts is an all-volunteer collaborative dedicated to presenting live folk music in Midcoast Maine. The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum is a tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) educational organization founded and maintained by Capt. Jim Sharp and his wife, Meg. This concert is part of a series being sponsored at the museum by the two organizations.

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