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House Of Hamill’s Only Maine Appearance
November 10 @ 7:00 pm$20 – $25
On Friday, November 10th the dynamic band, House of Hamill returns to Farmington for their only appearance in Maine, bringing their energy and eclectic collection of folk and Celtic music to Old South Church’s stage. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert kicks off at 7pm. Tickets $25 adults, $20 Seniors (65+) and students. Face masks are optional. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite online link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-of-hamill-trio-returns-to-old-south-church-tickets-712704898537 or reserved by calling 207-491-5919. General seating. Old South Church’s Main Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
The House of Hamill credits its existence, almost entirely, to a series of cancelled flights. Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan first found themselves on stage together at the 2014 Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City. Rose’s band Burning Bridget Cleary was scheduled to perform, but inclement weather prevented two of her bandmates from flying in. Desperate to salvage the showcase, Rose approached Brian, who she knew fronted Canadian Celtic rock band Enter The Haggis. She put a guitar into Brian’s hands, pulled him onstage and the two just clicked.
Four years and hundreds of shows later, the duo was booked to play a closing slot at a Colorado Festival, so they hired a bass player and drummer to fill out their sound. By the oddest of coincidences, their hired bandmates’ flights were canceled the day of the show. A frantic Facebook post introduced Brian and Rose to local musician Caroline Browning, who joined them on bass for the weekend. Once again, the chemistry was undeniable, and the House of Hamill became a trio.
Today, Pennsylvania-based House of Hamill is a fixture on festival stages across the US and have shared their music and stories on the country’s premier folk stages. Their version of “Pound a Week Rise” rose to #1 on the US Folk DJ charts, and the video for their all-violin cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” amassed over 16 million views on Facebook, where it was shared over 400,000 times. Their latest release, “Folk Hero,” captures perfectly the frenetic energy and eclecticism of their always engaging live show. A lively collection of original instrumentals, reimagined folk ballads, and new songs that showcase the trio’s versatility, “Folk Hero” is the third House of Hamill album to be funded entirely by their fans.
Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note.
By the way, they are good friends of the Gothard Sisters!
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“Great hooks, eclectic arrangements and tuneful melodies that will certainly reach listeners from all walks of life.” – Jeff Goble—
“An extraordinary musical experience.” – Anita Lock — Irish Music Magazine – April 2022 Issue
“Absolutely electrifying… mesmerizing melodies that redefine what’s traditional, with personality and verve.” – Paul MacArthur— CelticRadio.net
“Their harmonic sounds, lyrical stories and upbeat tempos are truly energizing and bring a new sound that is unique and refreshing.” – Kathy Stockbridge— NYS Music
“A high-energy, dynamic set with tight, intricate arrangements, thick vocal harmonies, and driving rhythms.” – Joe Ross— Roots Music Report
“Viscerally exciting” – Sean Smith— BostonIrish.com
“An art-rock level of musical sophistication.” – George Graham, WVIA— GeorgeGraham.com
“Their songs are always on the edge of tradition and innovation… their performances are electrifying.” – Sarah MacArthur— Highlander Radio
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