FARMINGTON — The Farmington Historical Society’s North Church Concert Series will present Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pie social and jam session

This will be singers second appearance in 2017. With connections in Temple, the they are frequent visitors to the Farmington area.

Mandeville and Richards are inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), their songs have been well received by audiences around the eastern United States since 2010. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer-songwriters like Ian and Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own.

Both are products of central Massachusetts mill and factory towns, and for all their national exposure they are passionately dedicated to the region and what it has to offer. Each summer for the past five years they have organized the “Massachusetts Walking Tour” where they hike more than 100 miles on roads and trails of the Commonwealth in less than two weeks in support of the arts in local communities along the way. Each evening they stop over in a different town, putting on a free concert 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 green ways. 

 The North Church is at 118 High St.

Show tickets are $15 for the general population, $10 for high school and college students and $5 for elementary students. Preschoolers, as well as any students participating in the jam session, are free.

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

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