IRISH AND NORTH AMERICAN FOLK: Hidden Fifth to perform at North Church

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FARMINGTON — The Farmington Historical Society’s North Church Concert Series in conjunction with the Catholic Rural Life Festival taking place in the community will present Hidden Fifth at North Church at,  7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a dessert social and jam session.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for high school and college students, $5 for elementary students. Preschoolers as well as any student participating in the jam session are free.

Catholic Rural Life is a national Catholic nonprofit organization dedicated to the vitality of the American countryside. The parishes of St. Joseph in Farmington and St. Rose in Jay are holding a festival celebrating their rural heritage and are hosting this Irish-American folk music group. The community is invited to an evening of socialization over home-baked deserts and fast-paced musical entertainment. A portion of the proceeds will benefit hunger relief in the local area.

 From the extended Family of Celtic Spring, Hidden Fifth brings energy and youthful exuberance to a new generation of folk music tradition reaching back through family roots.  Celtic Spring fiddler-dancer Deirdre Wood and husband, Max Becher, lead the group through innovative renditions of Irish and North American folk music with contemporary rhythm and drive.    

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 The band was born out of Deirdre and Max’s love for folk music and dance, beginning in their teenage friendship and evolving into the current band today. Deirdre incorporates the fiddling and dancing of her Celtic Spring family heritage, while Max and the band add new instruments and their own musical twist.  At its roots, Hidden Fifth is a family endeavor.  Deirdre and Max take the tradition one generation further, bringing their own young children with them on this exciting musical adventure.  With dynamic flute-fiddle duos, rhythmic step dancing, and rich piano/guitar accompaniment, Hidden Fifth’s music stirs the soul, and puts the call to dance in your feet. 

 The North Church is at 118 High St.

Preschoolers as well as any student participating in the Jam Session are free.

 Ticket are available at SugarWood Gallery. Reservations may be made by calling 207-778-2006. Tickets will be available at the door.

Members of Hidden Fifth, from left, Tom Becher, Margaret Ryland, Max Becher and Deirdre Wood Becher.

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