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Skye Theatre kicks off Sunday's in Maine series
REGION -- Skye Theatre will present three Maine based performances in a special Sunday series starting with the Sandy River Rambler's and the Maranacook String Band at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Sunday at 7 p.m.
A pre-show jam session will start at 6 p.m. Audience members are invited to bring their instruments and join in for a few minutes with the performers.
The Sandy River Ramblers feature veteran banjoist Bud Godsoe of Madrid, mandolin picker Dan Simons, bassist Liz Keach and guitarist Stan Keach, who has written songs for many nationally known bluegrass bands. His co-written song, “Whispering Waters,” recorded by Audie Blaylock, was No. 1 on Sirius XM Satellite Radio in August, 2009.
Stan Keach has been a prominent member of the Old Time and dance music scene in Maine for over 30 years.
The Maranacook String Band is a talented group of high school students whose soaring three-part harmonies belies their youth. Directed by Maranacook teacher Stan Keach, these young musicians have performed a number of concerts around Kennebec County for the past year. The band is provided strong vocals by Julie Churchill and Lee Stetson.
Other concerts in the July series will include the Sebago-Long Lake Festival at Skye Theatre on Sunday, July 17, and Maine Icon Dave Mallett on Sunday, July 24.
Skye Theater is located three miles west of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Dr. off Winter Hill Road and Rt. 2 in South Carthage. Ticket price is $15 at the door. Call New England Celtic Arts at 562-4445 for reservations and directions.