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Old South Church Concert Series Kick Off

Date: May 20, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Old South First Congregational Church, 235 Main Street, Farmington

Live music returns to Old South Church located at 235 Main Street in Farmington on Friday, May 20th featuring Seán Heely and Beth Patterson, along with guest fiddler, Owen Kennedy of Readfield, the 2021 US Jr National Scottish Fiddle Champion. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Concert 7 pm. There will be no jam session. Adults $20, Students and Seniors (65+) $15. Tickets available at the door, by calling 207-491-5919 or messaging through the Old South Concert FB page. Current Covid precautions require face masking for age 3 and older. General seating. Seats reserved for groups of 5 or more. Handicapped accessible at Main Street entrance.

This duo brings a high-energy repertoire to the table, largely consisting of Scottish and Irish tunes and songs. Champion fiddler and singer, Seán Heely is one of the most creatively versatile and captivating young artists of his generation. He is a U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, an award-winning Irish fiddler, and a singer in the folk and Gaelic traditions of Scotland/Ireland.

Louisiana native Beth Patterson has played bouzouki (an Irish adaptation of a traditional Greek instrument) professionally for thirty years. Beth studied traditional music and ethnomusicology at University College Cork, Ireland, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University, New Orleans. She has performed in twenty countries, appearing on over two hundred recordings, including eight solo albums of her own. Seán and Beth met during one of her gigs in Norfolk, VA in 2020 and since then they have been creating new music together as well as breathing new life into their vast Celtic music repertoire.