St. Patrick's Day Fêted with a French Flair in Augusta

Sunday, March 17, 6 -7:30 p.m. at the Calumet Club in Augusta (334 West River Road): a Franco-Irish St. Patrick's Day Party, featuring old-time fiddle tunes and jigs-&-reels dancing with the Sizzling Shamrocques & Friends. Tickets: $5/$3 students age 5-22 (pre-schoolers free), available in advance at the Calumet Club lounge. Doors open at 5:30 for traditional Franco supper & socializing; food & beverages sold separately. For more information: (207) 623-8211.

New England contra dancing to the band Tidal Wave (Raz de Marée) from Quebec.

Friday, Aug. 9, in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library (200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston); 6:30-7:45 p.m.: a fun-&-easy French-Canadian-style barn dance with live music by local fiddlers and friends; admission: $2 adults, $1 for youth (up to age 22).; 8 to 11 p.m.: traditional New England contra dancing to the band Tidal Wave (Raz de Marée) from Quebec. Admission: $8, $5 for students (up to age 22). All dances taught; no experience necessary. Come with or without a partner.

Winthrop Event

Saturday, August 10, 1 p.m. at the Winthrop Performing Arts Center (211 Rambler Road in Winthrop), a concert by the Quebecois folk group Tidal Wave (Raz de Marée) and friends, featuring French Canadian songs and dance tunes performed on fiddle, accordion, piano, string bass and voice, plus folk dance demonstrations. Admission: $8, $5 for students up to age 22. For more information call: 782-0386.

A family barn dance featuring fun & easy French Canadian contra and square dances

Friday, Dec. 13, in Lewiston: Community Contradance featuring the Great Falls Folk Orchestra and friends under the direction of Doug Protsik, with callers Cindy Larock & Hannah Otten. Bates College, Muskie Archives (70 Campus Ave.); 6:30-7:45 p.m.: a family barn dance featuring fun & easy French Canadian contra and square dances.

Up-tempo New England contras plus a few choice waltzes

Friday, Dec. 13, in Lewiston: Community Contradance featuring the Great Falls Folk Orchestra and friends under the direction of Doug Protsik, with callers Cindy Larock & Hannah Otten. Bates College, Muskie Archives (70 Campus Ave.); 8-10:30 p.m.: up-tempo New England contras plus a few choice waltzes. Admission: $5, $2 for students (up to age 22). FMI: 782-0386 or cindylarock@gmail.com.

In concert: Ten Strings & a Goatskin

PEI folk trio performs in Auburn 12/29 (& Folk Orchestra joins them!)