Jim Sharkey Submitted photo

“Music for Mavis” Tuesdays at the Gazebo music series presents will host Jim Sharkey, an Irish and American singer-songwriter, folk musician, from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at the gazebo in Turner.

Sharkey grew up in County Roscommon, Ireland, and came to the US in 1982 when he joined the US Navy in London, England. He spent five years as a photographer on the USS Dixon in San Diego, California, and twenty years working in television and video production in California, North Carolina, and Maine, receiving numerous awards for his work including three Regional Emmy nominations. He taught children with special needs in Westbrook; Roanoke, Virginia; The Arts Based School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Lexington Middle School in North Carolina, before moving to Portland in 2022.

Sharkey’s original songs blend Celtic traditional ballad influences with contemporary issues that are often set in the area he resides. He has released four albums of original songs. His latest “Our Old Village,” was released in February.

The show will go on rain or shine. Bring a chair, a blanket, and a friend. We pass the hat to pay the musicians. Suggested donation $10. For more information, call 207-754-0954 or 207-249-8046 or visit the Music for Mavis page on Facebook. The gazebo is located off Route 117 near the Turner Public Library at 98 Mathews Way, Turner.

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