Maine Folklife Center at the University of Maine is offer 3 free workshops on British and American ballad collecting.
The programs are scheduled for:
- Tuesday, April 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library
- Tuesday, April 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the University Club in UMaine’s Fogler Library in Orono
- Tuesday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library.
The workshops will include a panel discussion and performance of several ballads collected in Maine. Pauleena MacDougall, who as director of the Folklife Center oversees an extensive UMaine collection of ballads and other folksongs, will present an overview of ballad collecting in the British and American tradition in Maine. UMaine Honors preceptor in English Sarah Harlan-Haughey will discuss ballads as literature. Performing as part of the workshops will be Julia Lane, a folksinger, ballad collector and member of Castlebay; her husband Fred Gosbee; and Jeff Mc-Keen, folksinger and ballad collector and a member of Old Grey Goose. Continue reading
Bangor Daily News reports that Rockland is taking steps to repair the base of a howitzer and perhaps the general display.
From the article:
The city sought a study on the cannons last year after a representative of the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt post of the American Legion, Donald Robishaw Sr., asked that the cannons be turned over to that organization so the cannons could be placed adjacent to the Midcoast Area Veterans Memorial. The memorial is located on the Legion property on upper Limerock Street. Continue reading
Mark your calendars for the Washburn Norlands Living History Center “Rally for Norlands!” event on June 8 & 9, 2013.
Visit their website for all the details:
Symposium speakers will present a wide-ranging discussion of the intersection of Maine coastal residents and the Civil War in ways you may not have previously considered.
41st Annual Maritime History Symposium is slated to be held on April 6, 2013. This years theme at the Maine Maritime Museum is “Maritime Maine and the Civil War“.
Visit the Maine Maritime Museum website for all the details: