Each year, Treworgy Family Orchards hosts our Orchard Concert Series featuring some of the best of New England folk music. Our concerts occur on fall weekends between 1pm and 4pm and are free to the public. Make sure to mark your calendar to come and enjoy excellent music at the orchard this fall!
2012 Orchard Concert Series artists and dates:
Greg and Jessie perform with a host of various folk instruments including: Fiddles, viola, cello, guitar, whistle, pump organ and vocals. They are versed in classical and folk (New England, French Canadian and Maritime) traditions, and love them equally. Greg is the founder of Maine Fiddle Camp and has been awarded a Traditional Arts Fellowship by the Maine Arts Commission.
Sunday September 16: Perpetual e-Motion
Perpetual e-Motion begins with the simple statement of traditional, often recognizable dance tunes from Europe and Americas, and proceed to notch it up into a thrilling composition of complex poly-rhythms, melody and counter melody scaffolding exotic and lush chord structures into an amazingly satisfying musical performance drawing from Celtic, bluegrass, jazz and electronic influences. The duo is highly regarded throughout New England for their ability to provide hours of driving, pulsating music for contra dances, which rely on traditional dance tunes as a backdrop.
Sunday September 23: Frigate
Frigate is a Maine based rockin’ contradance band with heavy New England, French Canadian, old timey, and maritime influences. Fiddler Steve Muise, mandolin player Glen Loper, and guitarist Fred White send hard driving, swinging tunes with inspired improvisation your way. This band is tailor made to get people dancing!
Saturday September 29: String Field Theory
String Field Theory is a band of veteran musicians/songwriters who perform original music. Their diverse tastes and backgrounds blend into a seamless mix of Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Rock, Blues and Country. When they are not performing excellent music, they are working at Stutzman’s Farm in Sangerville Maine! Hooray for local farmers and musicians!
Sunday September 30: Katie McNally & Eric McDonald
Katie McNally and Eric McDonald seek to functionally push the envelope of traditional music, using original music and modern sensibilty to add new color to the familiar style of tunes that have been passed down for generations. While based heavily in the scottish tradition, their music is infused with influences from two diverse and educated musical backgrounds, where carefully arranged traditional pieces seamlessly give way to original compositions.
Saturday October 6: Lissa Schneckenburger
The traditional music of New England can be as warm and comforting as a winter fire or
as potent and exhilarating as a summer thunderstorm. Fiddler and singer Lissa
Schneckenburger is a master of both moods, a winsome, sweet-voiced singer who brings
new life to old ballads and a skillful, dynamic fiddler who captures the driving rhythm
and carefree joy of dance tunes old and new.
Sunday October 7: Ari and Mia Friedman
Ari & Mia are a soulful and spirited acoustic accompanied duo exploring the traditions of Southern Appalachia, Northeastern fiddle music, and the realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their hearts also lie with early American swing, jazz, and bluegrass music. Combine this with their bold approach to song and tune-writing and their interpretations of traditional music and the result will open hearts and dance floors. Ari & Mia’s “intricate arrangements, soaring harmonies, infectious grooves and intuitive improvisations combine an old-time sensibility with a truly adventurous spirit,” says Hankus Netsky of New England Conservatory.