Sean Fleming and the Dam' Rag Scotta Orchestra benefit gig

Posted:  Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 2:15pm
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U.S. Route 129
South Bristol  Maine  04568
United States

Join Sean Fleming and his nine-piece Dam' Rag Scotta Orchestra for the “Real Ragtime Concert,” a collection of classic, early 20th century Rag tunes, on Saturday, March 10 at 4 p.m. at the Union Church of South Bristol.

With music performed in the original styles and tempos, the concert will feature compositions by Confrey, Hayden, Joplin, Lamb, Morton, Scott, and Shepherd. Included will be several works from the "Red Back Book," a collection of Ragtime orchestral arrangements published in the early 1900s. Upbeat favorites such as Joplin's "The Entertainer," "Maple Leaf Rag," and "The Easy Winners" will be mixed with slower pieces such as Lamb's "Ragtime Nightingale" and Joplin's "Solace." The piano solo "Jelly Roll Blues," an early jazz piece, will be played, as well as the novelty piano piece "Dizzy Fingers," which is played as fast as its title would indicate. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages.

The Dam' Rag Scotta Orchestra includes the very talented musicians Linda Brunner, flute; Mitch Kihn, clarinet;  Allen Millett, drums;  Sean Fleming, piano; Carol Preston, Carolyn MacDonald and Helen Newell, violins; Richard Francis, cello; and Chuck McGregor, bass.

The concert will be free, with donations accepted to pay for repairs to the Union Church. Refreshments will be served after the concert in the parish hall opposite the church. For more information, please call 207-563-3915.

Come and help usher in the start of the spring season in the charming Union Church, nestled on beautiful Rutherford Island at 2178 ME-129, South Bristol.