FARMINGTON – Hannah Sloane-Barton and Andy Buckland will perform Friday, June 10, at the GI Coffee House. They will play an eclectic mix of Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, old time and even a Beatles tune. They also play waltzes, jigs and reels.

Sloane-Barton began studying classical violin at the age of 4 and added fiddling to her repertoire 5 years ago under the direction of Kevin McElroy of South Freeport.

A member of the Franklin County Fiddlers and a student of fiddler Ed Howe of Belgrade, she has also studied with the well-known Scottish fiddler, Alasdair Fraser, and with J.P. Cormier from Cape Breton. She has performed in Farmington, Scotland, and Cape Breton and was the featured fiddler in the North of the Border Scottish concerts in Farmington and in Boothbay Harbor.

Buckland is a well-known Farmington musician and educator. He specializes in traditional and popular music and was the guitarist and backbone of North of the Border Scottish concerts. He studied music at the Berklee College of Music and with jazz guitarist, Randy Roos. He teaches music in SAD 9.

The free coffee house is for veterans, their families and friends. It located is at Old South Congregational Church and is open from 7 to 10 p.m. Donations of items like sunscreen, sunglasses and personal care items are collected and sent to troops overseas. For more information, call 645-4755 or 293-8520.


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