Family night barn dance at Pineland Farms

Folque Musicians to Appear at Pineland Farms

A half-dozen or so of our Folque Co-op musicians will provide the fuel for dancers' feet at Family Night at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester this Thursday evening (August 27) from 5 to 7 p.m.

Designed to evoke the spirit of an old-time barn dance, the event will feature a variety of dance tunes  -- from jigs & reels to waltzes & two-steps --  performed on fiddles, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and upright bass.

Leading attendees in an assortment of basic circle dances, square dances and contras will be caller Cindy Larock of Lewiston, who can be counted on to add some extra rhythmic dash to the music with her wooden spoons. “No prior dance experience is required to participate,” she emphasizes, “just a sense of fun, and a comfortable pair of shoes!”

Cathryn Anderson, who coordinates Pineland Farms' education programs, encourages people of all ages to attend, including those who would prefer to just sit out and tap their feet while they watch the fun on the dance floor. “We will have other fun activities for younger tots to enjoy,” she says. Picnicking on the grounds is also welcome.

The Family Night event will be held rain or shine in Pineland Farms' special-events tent. Admission is $5 per person with tickets available at the welcome center. Pineland Farms is located in on Farm View Road in New Gloucester, off Morse Road. Further information is available online at www.Pinelandfarms.org or by calling 207-650-3031.

Earlier on Thursday afternoon, the Folque Co-op musicians will also perform a lively program of jigs-&-reels music for the residents at Clover Manor Retirement Community in Auburn.

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