one of three free St. Patrick’s Day events in the village

Castlebay performs St. Paddy’s concert in Waldoboro, March 17

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    WALDOBORO — Celtic folk duo Castlebay will perform a concert of traditional Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, at 4:15 p.m., at Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St. in Waldoboro. Julie Lane and Fred Gosbee will sing ballads and blarney gleaned from Maine’s rich Irish tradition, with a 12-string guitar, Celtic harp, fiddle, and tin whistle.

    For decades, the two musicians have been exploring the archives of music collected in Maine, gathering hundreds of traditional songs, many of which came from the Irish who immigrated and made their homes here.

    In between songs, Castlebay will share the lore and history of Maine’s musical legacy of ballads of romance and rogues, shipwreck and survival, and humor and blarney.

    Many of the songs, transcribed and “mended” by Castlebay, are in their first book, Songs of Ships and Sailors, and part of their series, “Bygone Ballads of Maine.” Castlebay has toured the eastern U.S., Scotland, England, and Ireland and released over two dozen recordings. For more information, see:

    This concert is one of three free St. Patrick’s Day events in the village: the film Riverdance 25, from 2-4 p.m., at the Waldo Theatre, 916 Main; live local music from 3-5 p.m., at Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, 99 Old Rte. One; and Castlebay, from 4:15 -5:45 p.m., at Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main, where donations are accepted.


    Broad Bay Congregational Church United Church of Christ is an open and affirming congregation. “No matter who you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. United Church of Christ.

    Event Date: 

    Sun, 03/17/2024 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm

    Event Location: 

    Broad Bay Congregational Church


    941 Main St. in
    Waldoboro, ME 04572
    United States