FARMINGTON – A gathering of musicians and dancers will present “North of the Border 2,” a new edition of last year’s record-breaking, sold-out Farmington celebration of Scottish song and dance.

This year, the concert will be presented in November both at the Boothbay Opera House in Boothbay Harbor and in Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine at Farmington. The Nov. 13 concert in Farmington will feature even more of the popular fiddling, piping and dancing than last year’s show.

The program will include bagpipe music, fiddles, guitar, viola de gamba, recorder and hammer dulcimer. Vocal music that is both lyrical and rousing will range from the middle ages to the present, and from the Scottish Highlands to Cape Breton and the mountains of Kentucky. Dances will feature Highland jigs, reels and strathspeys, and several kinds of Scottish step-dancing.

Performers include singers Dale Hill, Jane Parker (also playing the fiddle), Sarah Sloane, Jeff and Lisl Fuson, and Andy Buckland (guitar), Anne Parker (hammer dulcimer) and fiddler Hannah Sloane-Barton. John and Kathryn Sytsma will add recorders and viola da gamba to the mix.

Appearing once again will be the popular Highland Soles, a family of musicians and dancers from Portland, featuring their rousing, toe-tapping fiddle tunes and Scottish dances.

In addition, bagpiper Scott Walmer, well-known for performing locally in Farmington and now appearing in Boston and throughout the country, will once again present a bravura performance of both traditional pipe tunes and his own compositions.

“North of the Border 2” in Nordica Auditorium at UMF will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

Tickets, $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children, are available at Mickey’s Hallmark in Farmington. FMI: call Sarah Sloane, 778-4770.


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