Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor featured over 120 of Maine’s top producers with cooking demonstrations, lots of tasty treats and many great stories. We were impressed!
Mattagash, Maine is a fictional town filled with fictional people, but it might as well be real.
The Chocolate Church, in Bath, will host a holiday show Saturday evening when the “Irish Christmas In America” troupe comes to town. This year’s performance features Lumiere (an Irish duo made up of Pauline Scanlon and Eilis (ay-leesh) Kennedy) with Seamus Begley (Ireland’s 2013 Traditional Singer of the Year); Oisin Mac Diarmada (oh-SHEEN mac DAR-muddah) the show’s creator/producer and fiddle player; Sean Garvin (on flute and uillieann pipes), Grainne (GRAHN-ya) (on harp); and two step dancers, Brian Cunningham and Samantha Harvey. In a recent telephone interview from her home in Dingle in County Kerry in the Southwest of Ireland, Kennedy spoke about the upcoming show in Bath while responding to the opening question.
“I don’t think there’s any point in being Irish if you don’t know that sooner or later the world is going to break your heart.”
NEW THIS WEEKBELFAST
Films playing in the area
AUGUSTA — A Model Railroad Celebration and free admission is planned for the Maine State Museum.