Peabody Memorial Library Jonesport

Peabody Memorial Library ~ Jonesport, Maine

A community library serving Jonesport, Beals, and Addison

Music in the Library Committee:

Carole Donovan
Heidi 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, suggested donations of $5 is 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 Mark Bechtold and Bruce Kimball

July 8, 2018, 2:00 pm - Donations accepted at the door

Peabody Memorial Library

Please contact the library at 497-3003 to reserve your seat today. Donations accepted at the door.

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 Alan Cook

July 15, 2018, 1:00pm - Donations accepted at the door

Peabody Memorial Library

Please contact the library at 497-3003 to reserve your seat today. Donations accepted at the door.

Alan Cook rebirths the music of the last century and takes the listener on a journey through time, through their own memories, touching the hearts of all present. Specializing in the American Roots Music of the 1920s-1960s, including Ledbelly, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, and Johnny Cash, Alan Cook carries on the tradition of homegrown music.

Often self-accompanying on guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, or fiddle, he is a dynamic and colorful musician, able to transport his listeners back through their memories of childhood. His musical versatility is also apparent as he performs 60s/70s pop such as The Beatles, Johnny Rivers, The Kinks, and Paul Simon, as well as the contemporary Zac Brown Band and Old Crow Medicine Show. On occasion, Cook has been known to pull off solo renditions of songs by artists usually out of bounds for the solo performer, such as Loggins and Messina, Yes, or Metallica, as requested by audience members. He has a knack for being able to "read a crowd", and the ability to touch the hearts of a diverse group of listeners.

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Music in the Library presents Jane Ross Fallon

July 28, 2018, 6:30pm - Donations accepted at the door

Peabody Memorial Library

Please contact the library at 497-3003 to reserve your seat today. Donations accepted at the door.

Jane Fallon is a performer whose smooth, rich voice and well-written songs get noticed. With vocals that have been called “angelic” and “mesmerizing” by Boston's Metronome magazine, her original songs “combine humor, intelligence, and deep musicality with an artfulness that is unusual.” (Wildy's World Music blog). Her CD “Gemini Rising”, co-produced with Jim Henry and Jeff Root was called by "a collection of songs that stitches itself together note by note and warms the soul." It has received considerable airplay.

Her newest release, Tangled in a Tree, charted at #4 on the Acoustic Roots Chart an debuted at #8 on Airplay Direct; it was nominated by Limelight Magazine as “Album of the Year” and is called “powerful, inspirational, and inspirational” by Cyrus Rhodes of Indie Magazine. Her writing came to the notice of well-known songwriting coach Jason Blume, who commented on both the quality of her songwriting and the beauty of her voice. Folksinger Joe Jencks of Brother Sun pronounced her “a true musician” with a style that crosses genres. Boston impresario, Tom Bianchi, called her “the real deal” and Michael Moran of the Amazing Things Arts Center commented, “she’s smart, she’s classy, she lights up the room.”

Jane recently won the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition. She also won the Will McLean Songwriting Competition and the New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, and has been a finalist in several other songwriting competitions such as Vermont’s Solar Fest, the Susanne Millsaps Songwriting Competition, and the prestigious Rose Garden Coffeehouse Competition in Mansfield, MA. Her songs have placed in the Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Competition, the Neuse River MusicFest competition, and the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW).

"One of the good artists in a sea of soulless clutter." Cyrus Rhodes, Indie

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Music in the Library presents Paul Sullivan

August 11, 2018, 6:30 pm - $15

Community of Christ Church in Jonesport


Tickets $15.00

Grammy Award winning pianist and composer PAUL SULLIVAN returns to Jonesport to perform a very special concert on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

He will feature his own compositions which depict the natural beauties of Maine as well as some arrangements of beloved songs from "The American Songbook" by composers like Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, and others.

This concert is a fund raiser to benefit Music in the Library and will be held at The Community of Christ Church, two buildings from Peabody Memorial Library on Main Street in Jonesport. For ticket information phone the library at 207-497-3003. Further information can be found on the library website


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