Tickets for L-A tradition
will be available at the door

AUBURN —Dave Rowe, Denny Breau and Phil House will present their annual holiday concert at the First Universalist Church at 169 Pleasant St.,  on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. This holiday concert is a Lewiston-Auburn tradition that dates back 25 years. The show will start with the performers taking their turns on stage and coming together for some selected tunes. 

This event is part of the Concerts for a Cause series at the church, which seeks to raise money to promote good works in the community while bringing world-class concerts to the congregation’s stage.

Rowe, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter who is the music director at the church, will be playing favorite holiday selections, traditional Christmas music, and selections from his numerous recordings.

Guitar master and songwriter Denny Breau is a Lewiston-Auburn hometown boy who has made a name for himself as much for his jaw-dropping guitar work as for is ease and gentle on-stage humor. He and Rowe were bandmates in Turkey Hollow with Dave’s dad, Tom Rowe of Schooner Fare. 

Phil House, pianist extraordinaire and organist at the church, will present his holiday offerings on the church’s refurbished 1886 Chickering grand piano and historic Hook & Hastings pipe organ. The concert will culminate with Rowe and House performing their annual rendition of “O Holy Night” in English and French, which always leaves the audience breathless. 

This L-A holiday tradition was begun by Tom Rowe who organized the first concert featuring himself, Dave and Phil in 1992. At that time, Tom and Dave were  performing as Rowe by Rowe. The holiday concert has been  an annual event ever since. 

“It’s a family affair in every sense,” explained Dave Rowe. “Phil and I have been performing this show together for so long, and now Denny has since 1998. It’s just like getting together with family and friends for a little music over the holidays. I don’t think any of us would miss this for the world!”

CD recordings of the 2005 concert will be available for sale at the concert. 

Admission for the concert is $18 and can only be purchased at the door. All seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. More information is available by calling 207-619-FOLK (3655) or at <> and <>. 


Phil House, Dave Rowe and Denny Breau