july

 

TUE 7.19  7:30PM

A special Tuesday evening concert!

THE COLLEEN RANEY BAND

A special Tuesday evening concert with singer Colleen Raney; Ryan Davidson, bouzouki, vocals and Hanz Araki, flutes, whistles, vocals.

A recent transplant to Portland, Maine, Colleen Raney is a gifted traditional singer who has recently released her fourth album, titled "Here This is Home" which was produced by guitarist and singer Aidan Brennan and engineered by Trevor Hutchinson over the summer of 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

As a former member of the thriving Irish music community in the Pacific Northwest, Colleen has been fortunate to appear alongside Johnny B. Connolly, Hanz Araki, Cary Novotny, Magical Strings, Tom Creegan, Dale Russ, and Colm MacCárthaigh in addition to her touring work with the West Coast Celtic band Story Road with John Weed and Stuart Mason.  Tradconnect.com writes that Colleen is "one of America's best traditional voices." (Sept 2013)

Colleen has toured extensively, both at home and abroad. Highlights have included The KVMR Grass Valley Celtic Festival, Winston-Salem Celtic Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, and Seattle's respected Northwest Folklife Festival, where she has been a performer since 1980.  Her music can be heard on radio from Italy, to Ireland, to New York, to Hawaii, to Japan and all parts in between.

Colleen's open-minded and -hearted approach to her repertoire was inherited from, and instilled by, her upbringing in Seattle's celebrated Raney Family, steeped in step-dancing and song.  She breathes new life into the old tunes, finding facets in the music that haven't been heard before and performing in the company of gifted friends who illustrate both the most delicate and upbeat aspects of her winning style.  It's earned her a following both among longtime adherents of Celtic music and younger fans who are new to the genre.


"Among the best in her genre." Irish Music Magazine, 2013        $12/advance $15/door      BUY TICKETS

 

SAT 7.23  8:00PM (PRE-CONCERT talk @ 7:15pm)

SOGGY PO’ BOYS CELEBRATE THE LIFE & MUSIC OF FATS WALLER


Dance Hall favorites, The Soggy Po Boys, will continue their 2016 performance-lecture series "Honoring a Tradition" with a tribute to Fats Waller Saturday, July 23 at 7:15pm. "Honoring a Tradition" is a three-part music series organized and orchestrated by the Seacoast's own New Orleans-inspired group. The seeds for the series were planted last year when the band organized a performance of all Louis Armstrong music that was framed and punctuated by short lectures in which band members contextualized Armstrong's music with social, cultural, and biographical commentary.


By popular demand, the Soggy Po Boys are excited to continue this enriching project and further sink their teeth into the towering muffuletta that is New Orleans music culture. Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm, followed by two sets of music starting at 8pm. 


The Soggy Po Boys are:

Eric Klaxton-Saxophone

Zach Lange-Trumpet

Nick Mainella-Saxophone

Mike Effenberger-Piano

Stu Dias-Guitar and Vocals

Brett Gallo-Drums

Nicholas Phaneuf-Bass

                          $12/advance $15/door      BUY TICKETS

 

SUN 7.24  6:00PM

POP-UP DINNER WITH CHEF MICHELE DUVAL


Nationally celebrated chef, former restaurant owner, wine fest organizer and sommelier Michele Duval will present a Pop-Up Dinner at the Black Birch Restaurant in Kittery to benefit the Dance Hall.


At $100 per person all inclusive, admission to the charity event features a reception in the restaurant’s garden, followed by a three course dinner paired with select spirits, wine or beer. Featuring locally-sourced ingredients and high-end beverages, the menu has French, Middle Eastern and Italian influences, reflecting Duval's ethnic background.

There are a limited number of tickets available and must be purchased in advance.


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THURSDAY-SUNDAY 10.6-10.9

DJANGO BY THE SEA FEST!


2ND ANNUAL DJANGO BY THE SEA FESTIVAL, the premiere Gypsy Jazz festival in New England featuring internationally renowned musicians in a truly intimate setting.


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