FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Sumner McKane and “In The Blood” at North Church in Farmington for the Farmington Historical Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2.

A traditional logging camp style baked bean supper with corn bread will be available at 5:30 p.m. and a jam session begins at 6:15. Audience members are encouraged to bring their musical instruments to the jam sessions.

“In The Blood,” by filmmaker and composer Sumner McKane, is a documentary film and multimedia presentation that illustrates the life, history and character of turn-of-the-century Maine lumbermen and river drivers by creating a virtual journey into the historic Maine woods.

“In The Blood” takes the audience into this rugged environment: into the camp, onto the haul roads, landings and yards, rivers and lakes. By combining archived films, photographs and oral histories told by the men themselves with live music by Sumner McKane and Joshua Robbins, “In The Blood” creates a vivid world and brings the lumberman’s 19th century reality to life.

North Church is located at 118 High Street Farmington. For reservations call 207-778-2006. Ticket price is $8 for the supper and $15 for the concert. More info is available at

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