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Sundays in the Park
August 22 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm$1 – $30
Sundays in the Park, an event series produced in collaboration with Belfast’s Department of Parks & Recreation and the Belfast Bay Fiddlers, kicks off on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Steamboat Landing on Belfast’s waterfront.
Each event starts at 2:30 pm with a music workshop focusing on a distinctive branch of the contra dance music repertoire, followed by a 3:30 pm percussive dance workshop, to help participants discover and practice exciting ways for their shoes to fly. Guest performers and workshop participants will strut their stuff at the 5:00 pm concert and showcase, and the event concludes with a 6–8 pm open jam session for musicians of all ages and experience levels, hosted by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers.
The August 22 event features Franco-American musicians, Don Roy (fiddle) and Cindy Roy (piano and Franco-American step dancing). The Maine musicians each grew up grew up immersed in the melodies and rhythms of Franco-American music, and after decades of performing and teaching throughout the U.S., the couple was awarded the prestigious NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 2018. Don and Cindy actively foster community music-making and appreciation of traditional music through Don’s unique fiddle orchestra, Fiddle-icious.
Sundays in the Park is free and open to the public, with suggested donations on a sliding scale of $1 to $30, and Belfast Flying Shoes welcomes individual supporters and business sponsors. Current Maine CDC guidelines for outdoor events will be followed. For details, visit the Belfast Flying Shoes website (belfastflyingshoes.org) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.