Doug Protsik  Submitted photo

Doug Protsik’s fiddle and Louise Strong’s piano playing will return to the Oasis of Music at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Trinity Commons in Lewiston.

Protsik’s music has delighted Maine audiences for more than four decades, from playing piano for classic silent movies, to playing his fiddle, accordion and piano with the Pine Hill Band, Maine Country Dance Orchestra, the Ben Guillemette Ensemble and Old Grey Goose, the last of which has taken him to four continents sharing the folk music of our area with musicians and audiences far and wide. He continues to direct Maine Fiddle Camp, a popular Summer event hosting campers from all over the state, country and world.

Strong has been playing piano for dances and accompanying vocalists since her teenage years in Nova Scotia with her fiddling Grandma. With her husband Stephen they have shared a love of various folk, contra, square dancing since the 1950s. She has been a full time music director in her retirement years at various communities throughout the country, as well as jamming at countless music festivals, especially Bluegrass. Now settled in Maine, she loves playing along with Protsik’s fiddling in the old classic style and repertoire she grew up with.

The Oasis of Music is a weekly music series of performances of roughly thirty minutes, running from September to May. Admission is free, with donations accepted. The musical genres vary greatly, in largely, but not exclusively, acoustic formats. Trinity Commons is located at 247 Bates St., Lewiston. For more information, call 207-344-3106.

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