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Join Three Days of Good Folkin' Fun!

Strung Together our Maine Folk Campout, Searsport, Maine

Calling all string-players, music lovers, and contradancers for a weekend celebration of Maine folk music with some of the best players in New England!

Strung Together is a unique three-day experience that includes community jam sessions, contradances, story-telling, and workshops. This year’s Strung Together is focused on various forms of Maine folk music—music brought to Maine by seafarers, lumberjacks, travelers, and homesteaders that we continue to play and love here in Maine. Come prepared to jam and fall in love with the music of Maine!

Experienced Maine folk music players—including players of old-time, Irish, Quebecois, and Cape Breton music—and contradancers will join this year’s Strung Together, providing opportunities for new and advanced players to learn about and participate in Maine’s rich musical heritage. Players of all instruments and levels are welcome!

Strung Together is held at one of the most beautiful places on the planet—the award-winning Searsport Shores Campground in Searsport, Maine! There is no better place to celebrate and play Maine folk music than where the woods meet the sea at Searsport Shores Campground.

Strung Together, A Fine Old Time on Penobscot Bay

Held on the coast of Searsport, Maine, September 13-15th, 2024.

The fun begins Friday afternoon on September 13 with an open community jam followed by a wood-fired pizza party, concert, a community contradance, and an open evening jam with slow and fast breakout groups.

Wake up in the morning on September 14 to scones, music, and story-telling followed by a guided forest bathing and beach combing, an Irish jam, and a selection of workshops.

After lunch, join a Québécois jam and learn new skills at one of the offered workshops. Then, it’s time for an old-time jam before a potluck dinner followed by another community contradance, participant-led coffee house performances, and evening open jams.

The next day, enjoy more music, stories, and jams before checking out. For more details, see the full Strung Together schedule.


Workshops and jam sessions are being offered this year in a more spontaneous fashion. Volunteer workshops and jam leaders will post their offerings on the big marker board in the middle of the camp. Please feel free to offer up a workshop, lead a jam or just sit by the fire playing with a friend during the weekend. Most importantly, enjoy sharing a few tunes along the seaside in a welcoming and relaxed space.

Jam Spaces will remain open all weekend and are not limited by the schedule or time. A room will be available to lock up your instruments in the evening.