Wayside Theatre to host Castlebay July 28
DEXTER — Castlebay plays at the Wayside Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Since 1986, Castlebay has been weaving together Maine’s nautical and British Isles legacies transporting their audience through time and across the Atlantic. Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee’s traditional and original songs are supported with Celtic harp, 12-string guitar, fiddle and woodwinds.
Lane has been playing the Celtic harp since 1989. Self-taught, she rapidly became a skilled and exciting player, winning many international competitions. Lane also wrote the book and score for “The Grand Design,” a play based on a 1740 shipwreck of Scot-Irish immigrants on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy. She is currently transcribing Maine songs from field recordings that are in the Flanders Collection at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Gosbee, singer, songwriter and storyteller, plays classic and 12-string guitar, violin, viola and Irish flute. He learned many traditional songs from his family, who worked as lumbermen in the forests of New Brunswick and Maine and settled in Harmony. Gosbee engineered many of Castlebay’s recordings and built Lane’s harps and many other instruments.
Castlebay has toured the eastern U.S. and Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Kosovo performing at festivals, museums, schools and folk clubs. To date, they have released over 36 recordings, many of which received international airplay. These are available in over 250 music and books stores throughout the northeast. For more, please go to CastlebayCDs.com.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. — no reservations — with a door prize and 50/50 raffle. Home baked goodies and pretty good coffee sold are at intermission. For more information please contact Joe Kennedy at 277-3733 or Chester Bekier at 270-1166 or on Facebook see “Wayside Grange & Theatre.” The theatre is located at 861 North Dexter Road (Route 23).
CASTLEBAY AT WAYSIDE THEATRE — Castlebay, comprised of Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee, will perform at the Wayside Theatre in Dexter at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Since 1986 Castlebay has been weaving together Maine’s nautical and British Isles legacies transporting their audience through time and across the Atlantic.