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October 2019

Introduction to Drawing with Tanya Harsch

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 5, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Tuesdays, September 17–November 5 Teaching artist Tanya Harsch is back by popular demand! From contours to perspective, shading, and hatching, you can learn how to draw! The class, which is open to all ability levels, will focus on assigned lessons, with a balance of presentations and individual instruction, as well as personal projects as the course progresses. Teenagers welcome. Tanya Harsch studied classical drawing and painting at both the Florence Academy in Florence, Italy, and the Ravenswood Atelier in Chicago,…

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Introduction to Watercolors with Erica Qualey

October 24 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 15, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, October 24–November 14 Learn the basics of how watercolors work on paper. Build thumbnail sketches and color and value studies into paintings while discovering techniques such as masking, building dynamic washes, stamping, and pouring and splattering paint. Erica Qualey is an artist living in midcoast Maine. She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and works as an artist, illustrator, and studio instructor. Her work has been exhibited in Maine and New Hampshire and is in private collections…

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Felting Festive Foliage Workshop with Kathleen Gass

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Saturday, October 26, 9 am–noon Celebrate the vibrant colors of fall. Craft felted colorful leaves into pins, embellishments for scarves, or even autumnal crowns. In this workshop, you'll learn needle-felting and blend handwork techniques of embroidery and beadwork to create one-of-a-kind felted art. All materials provided. Instructor Kathleen Gass studied drawing and fiber arts at the State University of New York and has studied creativity at the University of Maine. She has been an art educator for more than 30…

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Introduction to Drawing with Tanya Harsch

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 5, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Tuesdays, September 17–November 5 Teaching artist Tanya Harsch is back by popular demand! From contours to perspective, shading, and hatching, you can learn how to draw! The class, which is open to all ability levels, will focus on assigned lessons, with a balance of presentations and individual instruction, as well as personal projects as the course progresses. Teenagers welcome. Tanya Harsch studied classical drawing and painting at both the Florence Academy in Florence, Italy, and the Ravenswood Atelier in Chicago,…

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Introduction to Watercolors with Erica Qualey

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 15, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, October 24–November 14 Learn the basics of how watercolors work on paper. Build thumbnail sketches and color and value studies into paintings while discovering techniques such as masking, building dynamic washes, stamping, and pouring and splattering paint. Erica Qualey is an artist living in midcoast Maine. She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and works as an artist, illustrator, and studio instructor. Her work has been exhibited in Maine and New Hampshire and is in private collections…

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November 2019

Reduction Linocuts with Sherrie York

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 9:30 am

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3 Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be created with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand, at your kitchen table! Reduction printing allows the artist to develop a multi-color image through successive cutting, inking, and printing of a single block. In this two-day workshop, you will learn:                 • How to design an image for reduction printing                 • How to transfer your design to the linoleum block…

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Reduction Linocuts with Sherrie York

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 9:30 am

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3 Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be created with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand, at your kitchen table! Reduction printing allows the artist to develop a multi-color image through successive cutting, inking, and printing of a single block. In this two-day workshop, you will learn:                 • How to design an image for reduction printing                 • How to transfer your design to the linoleum block…

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Introduction to Drawing with Tanya Harsch

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 5, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Tuesdays, September 17–November 5 Teaching artist Tanya Harsch is back by popular demand! From contours to perspective, shading, and hatching, you can learn how to draw! The class, which is open to all ability levels, will focus on assigned lessons, with a balance of presentations and individual instruction, as well as personal projects as the course progresses. Teenagers welcome. Tanya Harsch studied classical drawing and painting at both the Florence Academy in Florence, Italy, and the Ravenswood Atelier in Chicago,…

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Introduction to Watercolors with Erica Qualey

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 15, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, October 24–November 14 Learn the basics of how watercolors work on paper. Build thumbnail sketches and color and value studies into paintings while discovering techniques such as masking, building dynamic washes, stamping, and pouring and splattering paint. Erica Qualey is an artist living in midcoast Maine. She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and works as an artist, illustrator, and studio instructor. Her work has been exhibited in Maine and New Hampshire and is in private collections…

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PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street
Camden, Maine 04843 United States
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Presenters Hodding Carter, Emily Davis, Kathleen Florance, Linden Frederick, Janine Gates, Jennifer O’Connell, Daphne Pulsifer, Lesia Sochor, and Tom Weis share their processes and inspirations in a fast-paced, fun format. The Farnsworth is a proud partner organization.Cost: $5 at the door

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Music @ Noon—The Thoreau Piano Trio

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Three internationally acclaimed artists, with concert appearances on four continents and numerous accolades including a Grammy nomination, Thoreau Piano Trio are an ensemble of "depth, brilliance and conviction" (Boston Voyager Magazine). Violinist Susan Jensen, cellist Darry Dolezal and pianist Paul Jacobs created the trio with a mission to transform conventional viewpoints, and explore links between music, art, literature and philosophy. Buxtehude Trio Sonata Op. 2 No..2 in D MajorLeonard Bernstein Piano TrioMendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66 Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer a…

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Introduction to Watercolors with Erica Qualey

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 15, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, October 24–November 14 Learn the basics of how watercolors work on paper. Build thumbnail sketches and color and value studies into paintings while discovering techniques such as masking, building dynamic washes, stamping, and pouring and splattering paint. Erica Qualey is an artist living in midcoast Maine. She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and works as an artist, illustrator, and studio instructor. Her work has been exhibited in Maine and New Hampshire and is in private collections…

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December 2019

Holiday Cards with Margaret Rizzio

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Create one-of-a-kind holiday cards with artist Margaret Rizzio and learn about the surprising world of ephemera and mail art. She will show examples of her own mailings and give examples for your own holiday creations. Spend an evening learning collage techniques to make the most unique holiday cards and spread art/joy in the form of mail. Artist Margaret Rizzio graduated from Bennington College in Vermont with a BA in visual arts followed by an MFA from Purchase College in New…

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Gingerbread House Decorating

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gamble Education Center, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art can be edible! Children will be provided with a small, preassembled gingerbread house ready to be decorated with an assortment of candies and fresh frosting.  Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation)

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Gingerbread House Decorating

December 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Art can be edible! Children will be provided with a small, preassembled gingerbread house ready to be decorated with an assortment of candies and fresh frosting.  Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation)

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Knitting Outside the Box with Bristol Ivy

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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One of the most interesting and best parts about knitting is the huge variety of patterns available. But where does the inspiration for those patterns come from? In this class, we’ll talk about different forms of inspiration and different ways of thinking about knitting, and then explore methods and theory to bring those ideas to reality. This is a great class if you’re interested in designing, or just want to experiment with all the possibilities knitting has to offer! Must…

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Homestead at the Holidays: A Candlelight Experience

December 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Meet in Farnsworth Library United States

Join us for a small and exclusive candle-lit tour of the historic Farnsworth family homestead. Warm up with hot cider and gingerbread in the library while enjoying time to craft a classic Victorian ornament. Materials included. Ages 10 and up. Cost: $50; $35 museum members REGISTER FOR THE 3 P.M. TOUR REGISTER FOR THE 3:30 P.M. TOUR REGISTER FOR THE 4 P.M. TOUR REGISTER FOR THE 4:30 P.M. TOUR

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Homestead at the Holidays: A Candlelight Experience

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Meet in Farnsworth Library United States

Join us for a small and exclusive candle-lit tour of the historic Farnsworth family homestead. Warm up with hot cider and gingerbread in the library while enjoying time to craft a classic Victorian ornament. Materials included. Ages 10 and up. Cost: $50; $35 museum members REGISTER FOR THE 3 P.M. TOUR REGISTER FOR THE 3:30 P.M. TOUR REGISTER FOR THE 4 P.M. TOUR REGISTER FOR THE 4:30 P.M. TOUR

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DIY Gifts with Annie Bailey, Kim Bernard, Karen Francomano, and others

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Steel House, 711 Main St.
Rockland, Maine 04841 United States
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Red gift box with white ribbon and bow. Vector 3d illustration. A collective of local artists will facilitate simple holiday projects for the gift-giving season. Come for an hour or stay for all three. This program is a collaboration with The Steel House. Annie Bailey is a multimedia visual artist born and raised in Tenants Harbor, Maine. Described as “hovering between abstraction and impressionistic realism,” her work celebrates the range of one’s creative potential, from control to chaos, through the…

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Anonymous Art Making/Giving with Annie Bailey

December 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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What’s better than making art? Surprising someone with it! We can’t spill the beans; you’ll have to come play to find out! Annie Bailey is a multimedia visual artist born and raised in Tenants Harbor, Maine. Described as “hovering between abstraction and impressionistic realism,” her work celebrates the range of one’s creative potential, from control to chaos, through the lens of maritime culture. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010.  Cost: Free ($10 suggested…

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Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers Listen to seasonal music, including arrangements set to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells” (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day). The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers play five octaves (61 bells) of English handbells and five octaves of choir chimes. The group, led by bell choir director Doris Krueger, consists of young musicians in grades 9 through 12. They have performed throughout New England, Europe, and South America. Cost: Free…

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Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers Listen to seasonal music, including arrangements set to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells” (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day). The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers play five octaves (61 bells) of English handbells and five octaves of choir chimes. The group, led by bell choir director Doris Krueger, consists of young musicians in grades 9 through 12. They have performed throughout New England, Europe, and South America. Cost: Free…

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Make Your Own Wrapping Paper with Annie Bailey and Sherry Frazer

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Ditch store-bought wrapping paper and make your own instead! A wide variety of simple printing and paper design techniques will be used. Annie Bailey is a multimedia visual artist born and raised in Tenants Harbor, Maine. Described as “hovering between abstraction and impressionistic realism,” her work celebrates the range of one’s creative potential, from control to chaos, through the lens of maritime culture. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010.  Sherry Frazer is a…

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Candlemaking with Annie Bailey

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Celebrate light on the darkest day of the year! All are welcome to craft hand-dipped candles in this meditative workshop. Annie Bailey is a multimedia visual artist born and raised in Tenants Harbor, Maine. Described as “hovering between abstraction and impressionistic realism,” her work celebrates the range of one’s creative potential, from control to chaos, through the lens of maritime culture. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation)  

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January 2020

Music @ Noon—Meneses and Galbraith

January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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A rare collaboration between two Grammy nominated soloists, AntônioMeneses, cellist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio and Paul Galbraith, one of the foremost classical guitarists of our time. Described by San Francisco Classical Voice as "Musically compelling . . . a highly virtuosic and engaging performance that drew audience raves," the duo’s program includes a new arrangement of Schubert‘s "Arpeggione" Sonata, Brazilian composer Radamés Gnattali’s (1906-1988) Sonata for Guitar and Cello and Five Places from an Imaginary Brazil written for the duo by the celebrated young Brazilian composer André Mehmari. Presented…

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February 2020

Music @ Noon—Portland Piano Trio

February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Since their critically acclaimed debut in 2016, the Portland Piano Trio’s enlivening tautness and precision have delighted and inspired audiences throughout New England. Pianist Anastasia Antonacos, violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and cellist Wayne Smith have appeared on numerous chamber music series and were twice awarded a residency at the prestigious Avaloch Music Institute in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Their program focuses on a single masterwork. Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 n E-flat Major, D929 Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer a midday break in…

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March 2020

Music @ Noon—Matthew Smith, cello and Peipei Song, piano

March 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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This highly lauded duo are regular guest artists at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China as well as enjoying U.S. performing and teaching careers. Matthew is a member of Palaver Strings, the much-loved Maine-based chamber orchestra committed to enriching lives by sharing music with diverse audiences. This program is anchored by Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata in G Minor, a work that explores the two instruments’ capacity for expressive tenderness and is filled with the character typical of Russia’s Romantic era.…

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April 2020

Music @ Noon—Orlando Cela, flute and George Lopez, piano

April 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Conductor, acclaimed flutist, and educator, Orlando Cela leads multiple university and professional ensembles, both choral and instrumental, in the US and abroad. George Lopez is a dynamic performer and educator, known for his "kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception" LA Times. Music@Noon favorites, their program this season includes: JS Bach Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020Otar Taktakishvili Sonata for Flute and Piano in C MajorClaude Bolling Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano (selections) Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer a midday break in the relaxed…

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Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine

April 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Photo by Scott Sell A music performance by the DaPonte String Quartet “Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine” is the DaPonte String Quartet’s tribute to Maine’s Bicentennial. Along with guest artist Eric LaPerna (percussion), the program highlights significant events along Maine’s pre-statehood timeline (from the 16th to the early 19th centuries), with selected music to share some of the cultural influences. When the quartet learned about the notated songs of Membertou (c. early 1500s–1611), a major shaman-chief of the Mi’kmaq…

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