FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present the Dave Rowe Holiday Special on Saturday, Dec. 9, at North Church with the Farmington Historical Society.

The pie social will start at 6:15 p.m., and the show at 7 p.m. 

Since the early 1990s, Dave Rowe and Phil House have been performing a holiday concert together at the First Universalist Church in Auburn. The first four or five years, Rowe was joined on stage by his late father, Tom (of Schooner Fare) in their duo called Rowe by Rowe. After several years, Denny Breau joined in the fun when he joined the Rowes’ band, becoming a trio called Turkey Hollow. Tom Rowe passed away in early 2004, and since that year, Rowe has continued the tradition with Denny and Phil.

Over the past six years, the event has been in Franklin County, first appearing at Skye Theatre, and now at the Farmington Historical Society’s North Church.

“It’s a family affair in every sense,” explained Rowe. “Phil House and I have been performing this show together for so long, and now Denny Breau has since 1998. It’s just like getting together with family and friends for a little music over the holidays.”

North Church is at 118 High St. Tickets are $15. Reservations are highly suggested.

FMI, reservations: 207-778-2006,

Dave Rowe’s Christmas Special will be performed on Dec. 9 at North Church in Farmington. From left are Phil House, Rowe and Denny Breau.

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