Maine Heritage: People and Places

Over the coming weeks, the library will be hosting a series of programs, loosely based around the theme, “Maine Heritage: People and Places.” The series was put together to celebrate the culture, music, people, and spirit of Maine.

On Tuesday, July 10th at 7pm, Acadian fiddler, Gus La Casse will be performing a mix of standards and original material at the library. From his website:

With both speed and savage energy, Gus La Casse’s repertoire reflects his innovative spirit and dedication to the Cape Breton and Acadian fiddle traditions, playing both standards of the genre and his original material.

Based in Downeast Maine, Gus maintains an active performance schedule as a solo artist and with other musicians including guitarist Peter Lindquist.

Gus’ music has also taken him beyond Maine. He was the 2014 student in residence at The Acadia School of Traditional Music, appearing on the Canadian international television broadcast from the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014. He traveled to Ireland as part of the Young Tradition Vermont touring group in 2016, and has enjoyed playing the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. 

The following Tuesday, July 17th at 7pm, local author Tim Caverly is presenting a program titled, “So You Think You Know Maine.” According to Caverly’s website:

Tim Caverly has spent his life in Maine’s outdoors. Growing up shadowing his father who was a fire warden with the Maine Forest Service and his brother, a ranger in Baxter State Park, it was natural for him to seek a career in the outdoors. Tim is originally from Skowhegan, Maine and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a teaching certificate from the University of Maine at Machias.

Finally, save the date for a very special music and poetry program on August 7th at 7pm. More details will be coming soon.

See you at the library!