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August Week I

  • Frets Halligan

    Frets has been playing and teaching ukulele and guitar privately and in groups for many years. He was surprised that while he was rediscovering the ukulele, so was the rest of the world! Over the past few years the ukulele … Continue reading

  • Daniel Hawkins

    The music of Boston-based cellist and composer Daniel Hawkins springs first of all from the dense forests, rolling hills, and crumbling cities of his childhood Pennsylvania. After leaving the Keystone State, Daniel earned undergraduate degrees in composition (studying with Paul … Continue reading

  • McKinley James

    McKinley James is a cellist living in the Boston area. She has performed across the Northeast with her band, the Irregulars.¬†Performance highlights include performing at the Dance Flurry weekend and New World Festival. The Irregulars also won First Place in … Continue reading

  • Bennett Konesni

    Bennett Konesni grew up in Appleton, Maine, 10 miles downstream of Maine Fiddle Camp.¬† He was naturally drawn into the strong communities of old-time music, sailing, and farming in the area.¬† At thirteen he shipped as a deckhand aboard local … Continue reading

  • Glen Loper

    Glen gives private lessons for mandolin and tenor banjo from his home in Portland, ME, and plays for contradances throughout the Northeast, and at festivals across the country with bands such as Frigate, Riptide, The Steampacket, and The Sharktones. Visit … Continue reading

  • Elaine Malkin

    Elaine Malkin has played the violin since the age of five and prefers a clean, crisp, yet ripping, New England fiddle style. She was a part of the resurgence of contra dances in the early seventies in Maine, having learned … Continue reading

  • Owen Marshall

    Vogue magazine calls musician Owen Marshall “A guitar/mandolin/banjo player rivaled in character only by the occasional three-pronged carrot” (Vogue 2009). Owen has accompanied and collaborated with many of traditional music’s top performers including Aoife Clancy, Liz Carroll, Darol Anger, John … Continue reading

  • Sylvia Miskoe

    A new Hampshire native, Sylvia has been playing her accordion since college where she began playing for square and contra dancing. Today she plays for contra dancing but also Scottish and English Country Dance. Sylvia was one of the founders … Continue reading

  • Steve Muise

    Steve Muise has been fiddling his family’s Downeast Style for many years. (His parents are 1st and 2nd generation Nova Scotians) He founded the Franklin County Fiddlers, a group of high school musicians that tours around Maine and way beyond … Continue reading

  • Kaity Newell

    Kaity teaches fiddle in Damariscotta and has played for dances for many years with The Maine Country Dance Orchestra, and with the band The Lady Bugs. A native of Great Britain, Kaity has brought many a fine tune from the … Continue reading