Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 18th, 2019

10 White Oak Drive
Exeter, NH 03833 [map]

Postponed from February 12 due to the storm!

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Church Service - 10:00am
9 Cleaveland Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 [map]

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Bards & Blarney - 7:00pm
132 Sough Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
508 830 4250 [map]

Celebrating the Irish Bardic tradition, this concert includes ancient poetry and legends accompanied by harp as well as songs based on old stories and lore with lyrics by modern poets. Mystery, romance and blarney combine with music for a delightful program which includes not only sprightly dance tunes and haunting ballads, but also the legends, lore and engaging rapport with which the duo has always delighted audiences.

Jennifer Harris  215  jharris@townhall.plymouth.ma.us

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Bards & Blarney - 7:15pm
200 Seabury Drive
Bloomfield, CT 06002 [map]

We have performed here many times over the last twenty years. There is a really nice vibe here.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Bygone Ballads - 8:00pm
1055 Joppa Toad
Towson, MD 21204 [map]

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Bards & Blarney - 7:00pm
128 West Ring Factory Road
Bel Air, MD 21014 [map]

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Church Service - 10:30am
5112 Whethersfield Road
Baltimore, MD 21207
Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church 410-448-2666 [map]

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Bards & Blarney - 7:30pm
Well Spring Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410 [map]

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Bards & Blarney - 7:00pm
1575 John Knox Drive
Colfax, NC 27235 [map]

We've been here several times over the last ten years. It's always a pleasure to perform here.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Bards & Blarney - 7:00pm
109 Penny Road
High Point, NC 27260
(336)821-4000 [map]

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Children's Concert - 4:00pm
650 South Mechanic Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
864-646-3045 [map]

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Bards & Blarney - 7:00pm
300 North McDuffy Street
Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 260-4500 x102 [map]

We have played almost every year since 2003.

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Castlebay Choice - 7:30pm
1430 Park Avenue
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
(904) 601-2118 [map]
Price: $20

We haven't been here before but the place looks incredibly interesting. The food gets good reviews, too!

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Church Service and mini-concert - 10:45am
7405 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 725-8133 [map]

We will be providing music for the service and afterwards will do a short concert. The sanctuary has a glass wall which brings nature right into the church.
This is their motto: "By serving compassionately and connecting authentically, we change the world."
Good words to live by.

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Bygone Ballads - 4:00pm
4600 A1A South
St Augustine, FL 32080
904 471 6663 [map]

We have been here every year since 2006.


Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

South Tampa House Concert
Castlebay Choice - 7:30pm
(Westshore/Gandy area)
Tampa, FL 33616 [map]
Price: $15-$20 donation
We haven't been here for a while. It's a nice venue, plenty of parking, light refreshments.
Email Gloria for info  gshello@tampabay.rr.com

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Private Event
Wimauma, FL [map]

This is a belated birthday celebration for our friend, Robin, who has opened her heart and home to us.


Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Private Home
House Concert - 7:30pm
Orlando, FL [map]
Price: $15-$20 suggested

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Bygone Ballads - 2:00pm
205 West Interlake Blvd
Lake Placid, FL 33852
518 523 3200 [map]

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Castlebay Choice - 2:00pm
439 East Norvell Bryant Highway
Hernando, FL 34442
(352) 746-7161 [map]

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community
Bygone Ballads - 7:15pm
Ashville, NC 28803 [map]

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Bygone Ballads - 8:00pm
830 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-243-6997 [map]

We have played here many times over the last fifteen years but this will be our first time in the new auditorium. We're looking forward to it!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Bygone Ballads - 2:00pm
830 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-243-6997 [map]

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Judy McDowell Home
Castlebay Choice - 7:00pm
588 Allen's Mill Road
Yorktown, VA 23692
757-876-1299 [map]
Price: $10-$15 suggested

There will be pot luck dessert at the interval.

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Westford Congregational Church
Music of the Maine Coast - 7:30pm
368 Westford Hill Rd
Ashford, CT 06278 [map]
Price: $12

This looks like a lovely place. Doors open at 7:00 for the concert

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Bygone Ballads - 2:00pm
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330 [map]
Price: $10, students and ages 13-18, $5, and children 12 and under free

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Bygone Ballads of Maine - 12:00 noon
250 East Street
Mansfield, MA 02048 [map]
Price: See NEFFA web site

The festival runs from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. there are 200+ presentation in addition to dance-till-you-drop sessions in four locations, We're on for an hour in High School room 177. There's plenty more to see and hear.

The NEFFA site has links for directions, parking, accommodation, schedule, and more. After 75 years they are pretty well organized!

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

House Concert
Our Choice.
South Portland, ME [map]

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Castlebay Choice - 7:30pm
360 Fleetwood Road
Bowers, PA 19511 [map]
Price: $7/$5 with student ID/ 12 and under FREE

We might be doing Robert Burns for this show

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Castlebay Choice - 7:00pm
Brackney, PA 18812 [map]
Price: $15-$20 suggested

We've played here before, but not in the barn (it was late autumn) Nice venue, nice people. RSVP required to attend.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Blue Irish Music - 7:30pm
650 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
207-774-4111 [map]

They tell that Blue has expanded. We haven't seen the new layout yet. Should be fun. There's an Irish session following our show that should start about 9:00

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Castlebay Choice - 2:00pm
162 Main Street
Jonesport, ME 04649
207-497-3003 [map]

This concert has always been SRO. Get there early!

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Harper's Wood
Bygone Ballads
Rt 32
Round Pond, ME 04564
2075295438 [map]

This will be a private performance and discussion with students from Mt St Joseph University.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Little Brown Church
Castlebay Choice - 7:30pm
Rt 32
Round Pond, ME 04564 [map]
Price: $15-$20 suggested

This is our home venue. We started the Wednesday concert series about 20 years ago and ran it for eleven years. For the last eight or nine years it has been organized by Alan Davis, who has brought a variety of wonderful artists to Round Pond.

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Bar Harbor Inn
Bar Harbor, ME [map]

We have provided appropriate music for private events (mostly weddings but also memorials, birthdays, and receptions of various kinds) for thirty years. We somtimes describe the music wee play at these events as "elegant but not stuffy". Our repertoire is drawn partly from the 18th century and partly our own compositions, performed on Celtic harp with violin, viola, or Irish flute.

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Castlebay Musical Sailings - 6:00pm
11 Front Street
Rockland, ME 04841
800-648-4544 [map]

This will be our fifth cruise with Captain Foss on the Schooner American Eagle As of January 9 there are 15 reservations. If you want to be part of this adventure you can make your reservation on the Eagle web site.


The cruise is from Sunday evening through Thursday noon. We will be enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of Penobscot Bay and sharing songs, stories, and history of the Maine coast. The food is always terrific and includes a lobster bake on an island.


Monday, September 16th, 2019

Castlebay Musical Sailings - All day
11 Front Street
Rockland, ME 04841
800-648-4544 [map]

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Castlebay Musical Sailings - All day
11 Front Street
Rockland, ME 04841
800-648-4544 [map]

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Castlebay Musical Sailings - All day
11 Front Street
Rockland, ME 04841
800-648-4544 [map]

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Castlebay Musical Sailings - until noon
11 Front Street
Rockland, ME 04841
800-648-4544 [map]

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Concerts in Brief

  • Feb 18
    The Ridge,  Exeter
  • Mar 3
    First Parish Church,  Brunswick
  • Mar 4
    Plymouth Public Library,  Plymouth
  • Mar 5
    Seabury,  Bloomfield
  • Mar 6
    Blakehurst,  Towson