FARMINGTON — The Farmington Historical Society’s North Church Concert Series will present Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pie social and jam session/

Mandeville and Richards create music that is original and evocative of a rich tradition. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass, their songs have been well received by audiences around the eastern United States since 2010.

Both artists are products of central Massachusetts mill and factory towns. Each summer for the past five years they have organized the Massachusetts Walking Tour where they hike the roads and trails of the Commonwealth, more than 100 miles in less than two weeks, in support of the arts in local communities along the way. Each evening they stop over in a town to present a free concert there, along with local performers and fellow artists who accompany them on their journey.

These annual two-week treks also raise awareness of the trails and greenways in Massachusetts, using music to make important connections.

The North Church is at 118 High St. in Farmington.

Show tickets are $15 for the general population, $10 for high school and college students. Preschoolers and any student participating in the jam session are free.

Reservations may be made by calling 207-778-2006.

 Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards 


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