Castlebay performs, talks bygone ballads in Wiscasset Feb. 11
The Feb. 11 program of the Lincoln County Historical Association’s 2018 Winter Lecture Series will feature musicians Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee performing as Castlebay. The program is at 1 p.m. in the Communications (or 911) Building behind the Lincoln County Court House in Wiscasset.
In this special one-hour presentation, they will perform and discuss the origins and significance of bygone ballads collected from Maine’s seafaring communities and logging camps. Castlebay's exuberant and haunting vocals, supported with Celtic harp, 12-string guitar, fiddle and woodwinds, will make the afternoon entertaining and informative.
Julia Lane has studied piano, classical and flamenco guitar, and voice. A self-taught player of the Celtic folk harp, her unique style has won three international competitions. Fred Gosbee currently sings and plays classic and 12-string guitar, viola, fiddle, and Irish flute and tin whistle, and he enjoys experimenting with traditional and ethnic instruments. Their 24 recordings include original music as well as the bygone ballads they have found in their research. In July 2015, they released "Bound Away, Seafaring Songs of Maine.”
Coffee and pastries will be served. Suggested donation is $5.