American Folk Festival takes over Bangor Waterfront

Posted Aug. 25, 2012, at 1:37 p.m.
Dale Ann Bradley performs bluegrass on the Railroad Stage Saturday night, Aug. 25, 2012, at The American Folk Festival in Bangor.
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Dale Ann Bradley performs bluegrass on the Railroad Stage Saturday night, Aug. 25, 2012, at The American Folk Festival in Bangor. Buy Photo
Blues band Marquise Knox performs on the Railroad Stage Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor.
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Blues band Marquise Knox performs on the Railroad Stage Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor. Buy Photo
Aerial photo shot of the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront during a flyover between 2:30-3 p.m Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
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Aerial photo shot of the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront during a flyover between 2:30-3 p.m Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Buy Photo
Maeve Pelletier, 2, of Orrington peeks out of her dad, Jay's, pack basket as he carries her around the American Folk Festival Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012.
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Maeve Pelletier, 2, of Orrington peeks out of her dad, Jay's, pack basket as he carries her around the American Folk Festival Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012. Buy Photo
Sandra Tijerina and her son Santiago, 11, take a rest from the American Folk Festival on a hillside by the Dance Pavilion Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, in Bangor.
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Sandra Tijerina and her son Santiago, 11, take a rest from the American Folk Festival on a hillside by the Dance Pavilion Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, in Bangor. Buy Photo
Salsa band La Excelencia performs at the Dance Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor.
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Salsa band La Excelencia performs at the Dance Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor. Buy Photo
Salsa band La Excelencia performs for a large crowd in the Dance Pavilion Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor.
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Salsa band La Excelencia performs for a large crowd in the Dance Pavilion Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor. Buy Photo
Lissa Widoff of Freedom and Peter Baldwin of Brooks share a dance to salsa band La Excelencia in the Dance Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor.
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Lissa Widoff of Freedom and Peter Baldwin of Brooks share a dance to salsa band La Excelencia in the Dance Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor. Buy Photo
Members of the Old Bay Ceili Band perform during the American Folk Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Bangor Waterfront.  Pictured are (from left) Sean Clohessy, Danny Noveck and Josh Dukes.
Members of the Old Bay Ceili Band perform during the American Folk Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Bangor Waterfront. Pictured are (from left) Sean Clohessy, Danny Noveck and Josh Dukes. Buy Photo
The tamburitza band Otrov performs during the American Folk Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Bangor Waterfront.
The tamburitza band Otrov performs during the American Folk Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Bangor Waterfront. Buy Photo
Jim Poole of Kenduskeag (right) drops money into a donation bucket held by festival volunteer David Pelkey during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Poole and his girlfriend Jessica Paschal said people who enjoy the festival and want it to happen again should all donate money.
Jim Poole of Kenduskeag (right) drops money into a donation bucket held by festival volunteer David Pelkey during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Poole and his girlfriend Jessica Paschal said people who enjoy the festival and want it to happen again should all donate money. Buy Photo
People dance to the music of the Old Bay Ceili Band at the Dance Pavilion during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
People dance to the music of the Old Bay Ceili Band at the Dance Pavilion during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Buy Photo
People of all ages dance to the music of D.L. Menard & Friends at the Dance Pavilion during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
People of all ages dance to the music of D.L. Menard & Friends at the Dance Pavilion during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Buy Photo
Megan Leveille, 11, of Bucksport spent almost two hours creating her artwork using sidewalk chalk at the Children's Village Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor.
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Megan Leveille, 11, of Bucksport spent almost two hours creating her artwork using sidewalk chalk at the Children's Village Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, at the American Folk Festival in Bangor. Buy Photo
Cajun music legend D.L. Menard performs at the Dance Pavilion during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Cajun music legend D.L. Menard performs at the Dance Pavilion during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25. Buy Photo
Luke Huval performs in the D.L. Menard & Friends Cajun music band at the Dance Pavilion during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
Luke Huval performs in the D.L. Menard & Friends Cajun music band at the Dance Pavilion during the 2012 American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Buy Photo
Star Chief Eagle performs a traditional hoop dance at the Two Rivers Stage during the American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The Star and her father Dalls from South Dakota perform the ancient dance of the Lakota people.
Star Chief Eagle performs a traditional hoop dance at the Two Rivers Stage during the American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The Star and her father Dalls from South Dakota perform the ancient dance of the Lakota people. Buy Photo
The Saturday early afternoon start of the American Folk Festival in Bangor brought a good crowd.
The Saturday early afternoon start of the American Folk Festival in Bangor brought a good crowd. Buy Photo
Vendors light up as night falls on the American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
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Vendors light up as night falls on the American Folk Festival in Bangor on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Buy Photo
Tom Sawyer leads the Anah Highlanders as they march toward the Railroad stage at the American Folk Festival in Bangor on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
Tom Sawyer leads the Anah Highlanders as they march toward the Railroad stage at the American Folk Festival in Bangor on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Buy Photo
Bluesman Marquise Knox (left) and his bass player jam on the Railroad stage during the opening of the 2012 American Folk Festival on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
Bluesman Marquise Knox (left) and his bass player jam on the Railroad stage during the opening of the 2012 American Folk Festival on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Buy Photo
A train passes through the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront Saturday night, Aug. 25, 2012.
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A train passes through the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront Saturday night, Aug. 25, 2012. Buy Photo

BANGOR, Maine — The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront continued at noon on Saturday.

Saturday’s festivities were slated to include presentations about American guitar traditions, Maine’s singing guide Randy Spencer, and Lakota hoop dances, as well as performances by Colombian band Grupo Rebolu and Irish dancing with the Old Bay Ceili Band.

It will end with salsa dancing with La Excelencia, Cape Breton fiddling with Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, and Malian band Cheick Hamala Diaba.

For a full schedule, visit americanfolkfestival.com. You can also stay up to date with all American Folk Festival events on bangordailynews.com.

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