There will be a rare opportunity to hear sea songs and stories by Maine's well known duo, Castlebay on Monday evening, August 17 at 6:30 pm ET (7:30 pm AT) at the downtown waterside parking lot next to The Commons Eastport. Please bring a folding chair. This performance will benefit the Whale Rescue Association (donations accepted).
The Whale Rescue Association is a dedicated group -- mostly from Campobello Island -- committed to the safety of our ever-growing community of whales that come to the Head Harbour Passage area for the summer.
Please let your friends know about this hour-long special event. It'll be a nice treat. A Street Concert in Eastport!
Linda, Nancy, Meg, Sue, and Patricia
The Commons Eastport
Castlebay is traveling and was close enough that they asked if we'd like them to do an informal concert in Eastport, They have a wonderful sound and present a rousing good time. Since time is of the essence, please spread the word as quickly as you can.
Castlebay has been musically weaving together the timeless traditions of Maine's nautical legacy and it's British Isles heritage since 1987. Fine, expressive vocals are supported by Julia Lane on Celtic harp, and Fred Gosbee on 12-guitar, fiddle, flute, and whistles. In their concerts and recordings they also perform evocative instrumental selections, treating the audience to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic.
Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music for most of their lives and blend history, legend, and experience into their personable performance style.
"What captivated [the audience] were Julia and Fred's musicianship, the apparent casualness with which they weave their listeners into magical worlds of storytelling, song, and harp, and their down-to-earth (and sea) Maine coast and Celtic tunes, tales, and salty humor."
Castlebay regularly tours the east coast of the U.S. from Maine to Florida, performing at art centers, concert series, festivals, and schools. They also maintain close ties with colleagues in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and England where they have been touring annually since 1993.