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December 2 2017 – A New Gloucester Christmas

November 25th, 2017 No comments

An Evening of Christmas Music Performed by
New Gloucester Neighbors


Community Potluck at 5:30 in the Vestry
(We’ll have pots of chili on the stove, so bring something to “go with” or just come and eat!)
Show at 7:00 in the Sanctuary
Suggested Donation $10

Featuring Jim Gallant, Hal Phillips, Ben DeTroy, Mike Conant, Chris Ricardi, Todd Burrowes, George Wardwell, Emily Wardwell, Tony Castro, Emily MacKinnon, Steve MacKinnon, Robin Tucker-Gahm, Alison Gallant, Pastor Linda Gard


2017-2018 Lineup:   December – Benefit for Fuel Assistance Fund w/ Jim Gallant, Bald Hill…   January –  The Grassholes     February – Maine Highland Fiddlers    March –  Sassafras Stomp    April – Gawler Family    May – Emilia Dahlin   June – Ameranouche 

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November 4th 2017 – Ronda Dale

October 30th, 2017 No comments

RONDA DALE (singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist)  performing original songs and eclectic covers of blues, country, r&b, and jazz gems.  Go to for music samples.

Music starts at 7:30 pm.  Admission is  $10.00.

As always, coffee and tea will be hot and free.  Munchies for a little donation.



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October 7th – Sean Mencher

October 4th, 2017 No comments

Sean Mencher

Welcome back to the 2017/2018 Village Coffee House season!  Our first performance is coming up on Saturday, October 7th, where we will have the pleasure of hosting Sean Mencher.

Come and join us for a great evening of rock n’ roll, western swing, bluegrass, jazz, blues and rockabilly. Get ready to swing along with this talented Portland-based musician.

The concert will take place at the First Congregational Church vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 per person. Call 653-6151 for more information.


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June 3, 2017 – LYNN DEEVES with guitarist Robby Coffin

May 31st, 2017 Comments off

LYNN DEEVES with guitarist Robby Coffin


Join Lynn Deeves and Robby Coffin at the Village Coffeehouse for an intimate evening of folk-blues-soul-infused originals and favorites.

Maine singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lynn Deeves honed her skills on high energy rock stages throughout the Northeast back in the day. Portland Press Herald says “…5 star stage presence…this gals’ got a set of pipes…”

Guitarist Robby Coffin has performed with a diverse array of acts, including Tom Paxton, Don Campbell, Dave Mallett and Noel Paul Stookey. His rich vocals and improvisation on both voice and guitar are not to be missed!

You can find more information on Lynn can be found at her website:

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 pm     $10.00

As always, coffee and tea will be hot and free.  Munchies for a little donation.

(last coffee house until September 2)

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May 6, 2017 – Emilia Dahlin

April 30th, 2017 No comments


Acoustic roots with a vintage jazz twist.

Her weaving of a historian’s imagination with a troubadour’s artistry offers an American original sound that blends vintage jazz, the tang of a Tom Waitsian waltz and the somber grit of a low tide lullaby.

Join us beforehand at the Village Store for wine tasting, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm     $10.00

As always, coffee and tea will be hot and free.  Munchies for a little donation.

LATER IN 2017:    6/3 Lynn Deeves  (last coffee house until September 2)

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April 1st, 2017

March 26th, 2017 No comments

We’re sorry to report that THE GAWLERS will NOT be appearing on April 1.  There will be no Coffee House until MAY, when we’ll welcome the great EMILIA DAHLIN.

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March 4th, 2017 – Northwood

February 19th, 2017 No comments


Northwood is a 4 piece acoustic group out of Portland, blending bluegrass, folk, country and Americana.

Northwood features Kirk Underwood on acoustic guitar/dobro/lapsteel and vocals, Katherine Driver on upright bass and vocals, Greg Bjork on mandolin and vocals, and Ann Murray on accordion and vocals.

Saturday, March 4, 7:30 pm     $10.00

As always, coffee and tea will be hot and free.  Munchies for a little donation.

LATER IN 2017:   4/1 The Gawlers        5/6 Emilia Dahlin      6/3 Lynn Deeves

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February 4th, 2017 Tricky Britches

January 24th, 2017 No comments

Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to woodstoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, contra-dance, bluegrass, and rock. They’ve played festivals and concerts across the US, Europe, and Hawaii, always being shaped by those places, and using those experiences to inspire their original music.

Tricky Britches formed in 2009, when four friends in Portland, Maine, took their fiddle tunes and country songs on the road across the US. Since then they have released three albums of original material: Comin’ in Hot (2016), Good Company (2013), and Hard Fought Day (2011). They have played on stages big and small across the US, Hawaii, and Europe, but at the end of the day, their favorite show is still on a crowded street corner atmidnight.


Band members include: 
Jed Bresette: Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Seth Doyle: Mandolin, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Tyler Lienhardt: Fiddle, Washboard, Vocals
Richard Bicknell: 5-String Banjo

Feb. 4, 2017
7:30 pm
Tickets at the door: $10
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January 7, 2017 – JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs

January 2nd, 2017 No comments

Village Coffeehouse
Saturday January 7, 2017

Wine Tasting
Village Store
5:30 to 7:30 pm

JimmyJo and the Jambol’Ayuhs
7:30 pm

JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs hails from the “bayous” of coastal Maine. Based in Phippsburg, the Jumbol’Ayuhs serve up music from Cajun Louisiana with a Downeast accent. Featuring Jim Joseph on accordion, second fiddle, and vocals, and Pam Weeks on lead fiddle and vocals, the Jumbol’Ayuhs play lively two-steps and waltzes that tug at your heartstrings. Bill Olson on guitar, Elna Joseph on bass, and Kit Garovoy on percussion round out the sound and provide the bottom end that will keep you dancing!


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December 3, 2016 – The Blutonics

November 29th, 2016 No comments

THE BLUTONICSblutonic-group-1-0

Saturday, December 3, 7:30 pm     $10.00

BluTonic is a Portland-based acapella quintet that performs a diverse repertoire of jazz and pop songs from the 1920’s to contemporary selections. Members of the group — Jenn Chaloult, Kate Driver, Kim Fox, Nath Anderson, and Nate Hagelin — come from diverse musical backgrounds ranging from classical to bluegrass which contributes to their distinctive sound, sophisticated tight harmonies and mellow tones. They’ll be ringing in the holiday season with jazz standards and  seasonal favorites!

As always, coffee and tea will be hot and free.  Munchies for a little donation.


9/10 Anni Clark        10/1  Putnam Smith and Ashley Storrow    11/5 Red-Eyed Fox           12/3 Blutonics        1/7 JimmyJo and the Jumbol’Ayuhs  (from the bayou of Coastal Maine)     2/4  Tricky Britches        3/4 Northwood          4/1 The Gawlers        5/6 Emilia Dahlin
6/3 Lynn Deeves

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