Peabody Memorial Library Jonesport

Peabody Memorial Library ~ Jonesport, Maine

A community library serving Jonesport, Beals, and Addison

Music in the Library Committee:

Heidi Hinkley

Kylie Hinkley

Music in the Library

Music in the Library is an active program featuring several high-class vocal and instrumental concerts.  The concerts not only provide general entertainment, but also they often feature a chance to learn interesting local history with performances by folk artists who sing the praises of ocean and ship lore, reflecting an earlier time.  The well-rounded, eclectic agenda also includes genres such as jazz, classical, Celtic, Appalachian, French Canadian, and even familiar bossa-nova standards from the 1960's.

The concerts are open to the public; however, donations are welcome and any size donation designated to Music in the Library are thankfully accepted; the very survival of the concerts depends on contributed funds!

Volunteers are always needed for receptions during intermission which involves setting up and manning a table for light refreshments.  Also, a couple of volunteers to help set up folding chairs a few hours before the concert would be most appreciated.  Please consider volunteering.  The Music Committee consists of only 2 people who cannot do it all.  We really need you to help out, even though you will find the duties light.

Please keep in mind that our venue is small, therefore seating for concerts is limited!


Upcoming Music Events & News

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Music in the Library presents Simons & Goodwin

August 2, 2019, 6:30 pm

Peabody Memorial Library

Bob Simons and Renee Goodwin have known each other for more than 40 years, meeting when they were both involved in, what has been called, the great folk music scare of the 60's. But it wasn't a scare for them as they embraced the acoustic music and the intimacy of the coffeehouses where they, individually, performed both traditional and contemporary forms of the folk idiom. Over the years, their tastes broadened to include all types of acoustic or Americana styles of music, but with the folk roots always showing through. Since that time, the friendship, which by now included their families, continued and whenever they got together, there was always some music involved. However, the idea of joining forces and putting together an acoustic act didn't occur to them until 2006. Since that time they have delighted audiences of many varied venues. They have been appreciated by audiences in pubs, coffeehouses, outdoor and indoor concert settings, as well as private parties. Simons and Goodwin cover all forms of Americana music including soft rock, country, blues, pop standards and, of course, both traditional and contemporary folk. A Simons and Goodwin performance is always unpredictable in terms of the set list, always keeping the audience on its toes and anticipating the next song. The predictable part of each performance is the tightness that comes from years of friendship and beautiful, intricate harmonies.

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Music in the Library presents Mark Bechtold and Bruce Kimball

August 18, 2019, 4:00 pm

Peabody Memorial Library

Mark and his wife, Dawn, are from New Hampshire and are summer residents of Sandy River Beach in Jonesport. Bruce Kimball is a long-time friend of Mark. They have been playing together in concert for a long time... Bruce Kimball, Some Guy With a Sax, has played with many bands in a variety of venues. He played jazz with: Jerry Libby, dinner music at the Mt Washington Hotel, and Berlin Jazz (Big Band), and Big Band 2000. He played rock and roll music with The Wicked Smart Horn Band. He has played in duos with Jack Alexander and most recently with Mark Bechtold.

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Music in the Library presents Bill Berlinghoff

August 31, 2019, 1pm

Peabody Memorial Library

As part of Peabody Memorial Libary's End of Summer Celebration, Music in the Library will feature banjoist and guitarist Bill Berlinghoff.

Bill is a folksinger with more than half a century of performing experience, appearing in almost every east-coast state from Maine to Virginia and as far west as Colorado and Oregon. In his rich, flexible baritone accompanied by banjo or guitar, Bill sings a wide range of songs, spanning the traditional mountain music of Tennessee, popular folk music of the ’60s, topical songs of quiet coffeehouses, rowdy pub singalongs, and an increasing number of originals.


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