POLAND – Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, affectionately known as Mac & Hutch, have recently joined forces to sing and play songs from Ireland, the mountains and the sea.

They will perform some of their favorites from The Northeast Winds as well as some old-time traditional country music Monday, Aug. 9, for the Poland Spring Preservation Society’s Summer Concert Series.

Mac and Hutchins were the original founders of The Northeast Winds, traveling and recording with the group for nearly 15 years.

For the last 15 years, McHale has headed up Mac McHale & The Old-Time Radio Gang; Hutchins has been an integral part of The Angel Band, a world famous Irish musical group.

Monday’s program is sure to include popular sea songs, a good number of hot-picking instrumentals and some singalongs. McHale and Hutchins will play the banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina and harmonica.

All concerts are open to the public and are at the All Souls Chapel in Poland Spring. An added feature this year is a raffle to support the restoration of the chapel’s Skinner organ. Show time is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: $5. All proceeds going to support the Poland Spring Preservation Society.



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