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Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic

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105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
www.coa.edu

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June 2017
$26.50

Kicking the Top Off the Box!

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Kicking the Top Off the Box

April Verch, Colin Grant & Scott MacMillan, Cróga, Lillian Chase April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions. Touring the world to share songs from her 11th album (The April Verch Anthology), Verch's performances combine her delicate voice, energetic footwork, and stunning playing, a trifecta of talents she brings together simultaneously. Guitar and fiddle duo Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant represent the heart and soul of Cape Breton music. Irish band Cróga,…

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Island Shores

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Island Shores

Cillian Vallely, Kevin Crawford, The Alt, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Spencer Tate  This evening is a celebration of two great islands of Celtic music, Cape Breton and Ireland. Cillian Valley and Kevin Crawford, from Irish mega band, Lúnasa, share the stage with The Alt — John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O’Leary. Sisters Cassie and Maggie MacDonald rock the house with hot Cape Breton jigs, reels, strathspeys and songs. Acadia Trad School master student Spencer Tate will open. Tickets $25 advance*…

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Contra Dance

June 26 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Come on down for our first of two contradances this week, with music by Bob and Amy Buckingham. Caller: John MacIntyre. Tickets $10 at the door. (Sorry, no online ticketing available for this event.)

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Trad Blend

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Trad Blend

Liz Carroll, Kieran Jordan, Riley Baugus, Duncan Wickel, Nicole Rabata, Glencoe Lads  This evenings concert blends the best of the best into an unforgettable night of entertainment. Chicago Irish fiddle great Liz Carroll, brings her powerful fiddling to our stage, while Irish dancer Kieran Jordan shows how music transcends sound with her brilliance of physical movement. World-renowned banjoist and singer Riley Baugus takes us back to the hills in times long past. Cellist and multi instrumentalist Duncan Wickel shares his unique tunes.…

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Upping The Ante

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Upping the Ante

Kimberley Fraser, Troy McGillivray, Jenna Moynihan, Màiri Chambeul, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Madelyn Morell  It’s the middle of the week, and we’re pulling out the stops. Kimberley Fraser & Troy McGillivray prove that the laws of physics don’t apply in Cape Breton, while Scottish fiddle and harp duo, Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chambeul push the boundaries of tradition making the music feel modern and alive. Matt and Shannon Heaton will share songs and tunes with Irish roots. Maine fiddler and…

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Contra Dance

June 28 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Bring your dancing shoes to this traditional New England Contra Dance. Velocipede (Julia Plumb and Baron Collins-Hill) will keep you moving with their unique style of high energy dances and tunes. The dance will be called by Chrissy Fowler, one of New England's most beloved callers. Tickets $10 at the door. (Sorry, no online ticketing available for this event.)

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Musical Cousins

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Musical Cousins

Vishtèn, David Greely, Andrew Finn Magill, Alexander Allison, Gus La Casse  Prince Edward Island powerhouse band Vishtèn captivates audiences around the world with their intricate harmonies and percussive dance. Grammy nominated Cajun fiddler David Greely brings Louisiana’s version of Acadian music to our stage. Irish fiddler Finn McGill’s albums illustrate the evolution of music from living room sessions to the modern stage.  Acadia Trad students Alexander Allison and Gus La Casse will open each half of this grand evening of entertainment. Tickets…

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Farewell to Friends

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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In many respects, this is the most special concert of the week. For the entire Festival week, students and faculty have lived side-by-side and worked together intensely, building strong bonds and community. Now it is time to say goodbye — at least until next year. The audience will be treated to music acts comprised of students at all levels, many performing with their instructors. Expect to hear some great music and lots of laughter. Tickets $5 advance purchase* / $8 at the door. Online ticketing closes at…

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