Pam Weeks

 

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Bowdoin House Concert Series
 
The Bowdoin House Concert Series occurs every now and then. In the last couple years, Pam has hosted Kevin Burke, David Greely, Raz de Maree, the Nordic Fiddler's Bloc, Andrea Beaton, Ten Strings and a Goatskin, Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy, Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz, Brendan Taaffe. The concert is almost always preceded by a jam session and potluck, and often socializing continues afterwards. It's always TOP talent and always a great time!! Reservations are encouraged for all concerts, to reserve a seat or for more info: Pam - pam@pamweeks.com, or call 207-666-3709
 
What's in the works:
 
hoping for three unbelievably talented young women, the Lula Wiles sometime soon.
 
   
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 
Jeremiah McLane and Tim Cummings in concert at 7PM
Jam session 5PM, followed by potluck dinner (bring a dish)
Donation $20
Jeremiah at Maine Fiddle CampJeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings are a high-powered, Vermont-based duo who share music deeply rooted in the traditional dance repertoire of Northern Europe and North America.  Wielding an accordion and bagpipes (and often whistles and piano), they create a beguiling blend which utterly subverts the common stereotypes of their Old World instruments.  McLane & Cummings —affectionately nicknamed "Wheezer & Squeezer"— draw from a broad repertoire that includes bourrées from Central France, gavottes from Brittany in Northwestern France, dance tunes from the Scottish Border region, and original compositions reflecting North American influences.  This rare, captivating duo commands both feet and spirits to dance!
 
 
Many folks in Maine know Jeremiah from Maine Fiddle Camp or contra dance bands he has played in over the years: the Clayfoot Strutters, Nightingale just to name a couple. This collaboration should be REALLY interesting!! Let's all come out and welcome them to Maine!! The concert will be preceded by a jam session at 5PM, and potluck dinner after that. For info, directions or reservations for the concert contact Pam, contact info above...
 
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
Lisa Ornstein with Andre Marchand and Normand Miron, "Le Bruit Court dans la Ville" in concert at 7PM
Jam session 5PM, followed by potluck dinner (bring a dish)
Donation $20
 
 
Hi everyone! This is going to be a treat!! Lisa Ornstein was a presence in Maine for many years when she taught at U of Maine in Fort Kent. Here's a blurb from the "Le Bruit" website:
 
Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (translated as: "The Buzz Around Town"). Lisa Ornstein, Normand Miron, and André Marchand are legends of Quebec’s traditional music scene. Fiddler Lisa and guitarist/singer André first met as bandmates in La Bottine Souriante, the iconic trad super group which kickstarted Quebec’s folk music revival. Normand is a marvelous singer and accordionist who grew up surrounded by family musicians in Lanaudière, the epicenter of Quebec’s folk music scene. As a trio, Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville produce a music which is at once deeply-rooted, innovative, nuanced, and spontaneous. André’s meticulous accompaniment and gorgeous vocals compliment Normand’s pulsing accordion, grit-and-polish vocals and irrepressible spirit, while Lisa’s fiddle combines soaring harmonies with fiery tunes until dawn learned over years of kitchen visits with old masters.
 
As usual there will be an opportunity to meet the band and jam before the concert. This is a rare opportunity to meet with and listen to three of Quebecois music icons!!!
 
Reservations are encouraged for all concerts, to reserve a seat or for more info: pam@pamweeks.com, or call 207-666-3709