‘Tis the season and Bald Hill will celebrate it Friday night Dec. 16, with a holiday concert at the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester. “A New Gloucester Christmas” will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free but a donation of $10 is suggested, with all proceeds going to charity.xmas-concert

“A New Gloucester Christmas” is the brainchild of Jim Gallant, the New Gloucester-based singer, songwriter and finger-style guitarist. His vision was a holiday concert featuring performers entirely from his hometown. Naturally, he approached NG-based Bald Hill, but also our former comrade in strings, fiddler Mike Conant, now of Backwoods Road.

What to expect on the 16th? There will be sing-alongs for those eager to belt out some classics, but the diverse set list will feature a wide assortment of delights: traditional carols, at least one medieval carol, some cool takes on modern standards from Elvis and Eartha Kitt, an original from Mr. Gallant, Christmas readings, special guests on vocals and cello, and lots of good cheer.

Y’all should come. For more information, contact the First Congo Church at 926-4310. Otherwise, tell all your friends and we’ll see everyone there.