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Musicians to Perform at the CCLC’s RiceFest

Valerie Lawson
Posted Sept. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:45 p.m.
Valerie Lawson

This year’s RiceFest celebration at the CCLC, Saturday, October 12 will feature a fabulous lineup of musicians who will perform from 12:00-4:00pm in the outdoor bandstand, and starting at 4:30pm during the spaghetti supper.

The entertainment opens with the Orange River Jazz Band with special guest Mark Tipton at 12:00pm. A favorite on the CCLC stage, the Orange River Jazz Band, has graced musical events in this region for over sixty years. This lively band delivers an evening of toe-tapping fun! Mark Tipton (Trumpet), Executive Director at the Portland Conservatory of Music, performs a wide range of musical styles from Jazz to World Folk as well as original compositions and experimental improvisations with the Mark Tipton Quartet.

O’McCRelli takes to the stage next with Kara McCrimmon, Jim O’Neil and John Viselli, who have been performing together for years. This virtuoso trio displays a mastery of numerous instruments with Kara McCrimmon on whistle, piano accordion, guitar, bodhran and bagpipes; Jim O’Neil on guitar, bass, button accordion, dobro,uilleann pipes and 4-string banjo and John Viselli on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, harmonica and banjo. Together they play a unique blend of Celtic, Folk and New England Fiddle tunes.

Performing at 1:15pm will be The Fremont Street Band, a Bluegrass/Folk band, with Mike Giudilli, Ryan Martin, and Ryan French on banjo, upright bass, and guitar. At 1:45 pm Old Grey Goose will perform, with Jeff McKeen on accordion, guitar, and the bones; Doug Protsik on fiddle, piano, and accordion; and Eric Rolfson playing guitar, mandolin, and harmonica; John Gawler on banjo and guitar. Old Grey Goose plays old-time dance tunes; sings songs of love, work, diversity, and achievement from the vast repertoire of American folk history.

Traditional folkie Michael Cooney will perform at 2:20. Michael Cooney spent two years hopping freight trains and hitchhiking across the country after graduating high school. Cooney finally settled in California, and by 1963 was performing regularly at the Palo Alto club, occasionally sharing the stage with a group of high school students who would later form the nucleus of the Grateful Dead. By 1964, Cooney again took to the road, living at various points throughout the northeast and appearing at virtually every major folk festival across North America.

The Sunrise County Ramblers follow at 2:55pm. The group formed in 2010, when Kris Paprocki, Megan Paprocki, and Ally Talbot began performing together at venues around Washington County. Although their studies separate them during the school year, they come together during the summer to perform, with sweet vocals accompanied by guitar, banjo, fiddle, and piano. The band is well-known for their traditional favorites with a blue-grass flavor and soulful vocals and harmonies. They play ballads, fiddle tunes, and popular music of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Rounding out the afternoon will be the Monday Night Music Crew with Friends. The Monday Night Music Circle is a cornerstone of the CCLC’s events, on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Monday of every month.

Dinner music during the Spaghetti Supper at 4:30pm will be provided by Dave Wilder, a veteran of Monday Night Music at the CCLC and a long-time supporter of the First-Friday Music & Pizza Nights, along with Michael Cooney, Kris Paprocki, Mark Tipton, and Alan Furth, CCLC Executive Director.

Other Saturday events include Kid’s Activities, a Marine Touch Tank, Artisan Demonstrations and sale of crafted goods, a Whoopie Pie Contest, Cake Walk, and more. The Lubec Masons will provide all you can eat food all afternoon. The Rice family will offer a Spaghetti Supper starting at 4:30pm. The Cobscook Community Learning Center is located at 10 Commissary Point Rd in Trescott. Admission to RiceFest is free. For more information, contact event coordinator, Michael Brown at 454-8026, email michael.brown@thecclc.org or visit our website: www.cclc.me.

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