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Eric McDonald and Katie McNally. Photograph by J. Michael McNally.
Rescheduled Bates College Folk Music Festival takes place May 9-11

Friday, May 3, 2013 9:37 am

The third annual Bates College Folk Music Festival presents three days of contradancing, workshops and performances beginning May 9.

Alba's Edge. From left, Doug Berns, bassist; Neil Pearlman, pianist; Lilly Pearlman, fiddler; Jacob Cole, percussionist. At Bates, Katie McNally will fill in for Lilly Pearlman.
POSTPONED: Third annual Bates Folk Music Festival

Thursday, January 31, 2013 4:36 pm

The third annual Bates College Folk Music Festival takes place Feb. 8-9.

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Bands from afar heading for second annual Community Folk Festival

Friday, January 27, 2012 3:56 pm

Contradancing, workshops and performances by musicians from as far away as Montana are among attractions at the second annual Community Folk Festival.

Folk fest features fiddler Erica Brown, Celtic fusion band the Bridgebuilders

Friday, February 4, 2011 8:43 am

Lewiston fiddler Erica Brown, the Boston-area folk-fusion band the Bridgebuilders, and local and Bates College performers appear at the Bates Community Folk Festival starting at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Following the festival in Chase Lounge at 8 p.m. is the college's regular second-Friday contradance, featuring caller Chrissy Fowler and the bands Playgroup and Perpetual e-Motion.

Monthly contradance at Bates welcomes new music

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 9:40 am

Matching Orange, a new high-energy folk band from the Boston area, makes its first performance at the monthly Bates College contradance at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Freewill Folk Society presents Old Time Fiddle Festival

Friday, August 29, 2003 10:56 am

Folk music players and fans from around the region will converge in Lewiston on Friday evening and Saturday, Sept. 12-13, for the first annual Old Time Fiddle Festival. Featuring respected musicians from Maine, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia and Ireland, the festival's workshops, mini-concerts and a contradance will be held on campus, while a Saturday evening concert by the band BeĆ²lach takes place at nearby Lewiston Middle School.

Concert launches CD for Lewiston contradance faves Wake the Neighbors

Thursday, May 2, 2002 9:34 am

Wake the Neighbors, a Lewiston band known for its take on Celtic and world musics, performs a CD release concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell Street, Lewiston. Admission to this concert sponsored by the Freewill Folk Society is $5.

Catharsis to perform Contradance

Wednesday, September 1, 1999 12:00 am

Contradance band Catharsis will perform at Bates College (Friday) Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. Sponsored by the Bates Freewill Folk Society, the contradance will be called by John McIntyre. Soft- soled shoes are recommended, but not required. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Wake the Neighbors featured at contradance

Thursday, September 3, 1998 3:37 pm

Wake the Neighbors, a Lewiston-based contradance quartet, will perform with caller John McIntire from 8:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept. 18, in Chase Hall Lounge.

Mighty Cloud of Fiddlers to play for contradance

Wednesday, January 14, 1998 12:28 pm

The Mighty Cloud of Fiddlers, under the direction of Greg Boardman, performs for a contradance at Bates at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in Chase Hall. Beth and Tony Parkes will call easy dances early and more challenging dances from 8:45 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $5 and free for children under 12.

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