December 31, 2009 6:00 - midnight


Music, Theater, Dance, Poetry,

Childrens Music, Desserts!

Opens at 6:00 PM with Noel Paul Stookey!

Dance 'til midnight with

Clarion Steel and DJ Paradise

Last Night

Desserts at the Fire House!

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Last Night Schedule

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Interview with Nigel Chase for Last Night 2009

Nigel Chase


Preliminary list of performers!

Animal Magnetism: Punk/Ska oriented genre

Archipelago: The musicians are Frank Gotwals, guitars and vocals, Dave Quinby, acoustic bass, Cindy Coombs,vocals and percussion and Geoff Warner on guitar, fiddle , mandolin and vocals. We perform original and contemporary acoustic music. 

Arnold Greenberg, formerly Director of Liberty School and owner of the Left Bank Cafe is alive and well, writing poetry, stories and novels in East Blue Hill. He will read from several of his  books of poetry and recent poems from Morning Songs--poems he writes each morning before the sun comes up. 

Bill Schubeck Cameron O'Brian Percussion and Piano, Marimba   African , Bazillian and World Music

Black Tie Fiasco We are a local band that started about a year ago this January. We play somewhat alternative/rock music, and we have a total of 8 originals, and we play so far 15 songs all together. We are made up of Michael on Guitar and Lead Vocals, Adam DeLong on Guitar, synth, and backup, Lucas Yoder on Bass and backup, Tynan Byrne on Keyboard and backup, and Maddie Sawer on Drums. Pull from that what you want. If you want any more information just ask any of the people above.

The Blanks: Bjorn Peterson and band rock and roll.

Bluegene: Acoustic Blues, Slide Guitar featuring Delta Style finger-picking like Brownie McGhee, Boogie-Woogie, Chicago style Rhythm and Blues. Went to college in Philadelphia enjoyed the Coffeehouses  and the  street musicians  playing folk  and blues. Has performed locally. Belfast by the Bay, Bar Harbor Rockland...Etc...featured on WERU.......Has CD  Whoopee Pie Blues.

Brooklin Community Band: Community Band made up of volunteer woodwind, brass and percussion musicians living in the Blue Hill Peninsula under the direction of Dan Conte.  We will perform a mix of marches, show tunes, holiday and popular music.  We invite area residents to join our weekly rehearsals. More information is available at or by calling 374-3678.

Cartoons: The Friends of the Library will show a selection of classic Loony Toons animated cartoons including Pingu, a Swiss silent animated classic for kids from six to sixty (or older) on the big screen in the Howard Room of the Library.

Cathy Jacobs: Early Childhood Music         

Denny Robertson: Poetry and stories

DJ PARADISE and WERU present an All Vinyl Record DANCE PARTY. Come out and HEAT up LAST NIGHT with a generous blend of the finest dance music, DubRock, lectro, Breakbeat, House, New Wave, Hip Hop and More. Bring Your Dancin' Feet and CELEBRATE the NEW YEAR!!! All ages Welcome, NO COVER CHARGE DJ Corey Paradise Host of the JETSTREAM on WERU community Radio Fridays 2pm-4pm 89.9 FM

Eileen Mielenhausen: Spiritual Dance Luna Sea Lights: Sacred Circle Singing and Dancing Celebrate the Season of Light…join us in a magical musical gathering to create healing sounds and songs of gratitude, joy, peace, light, and love. The Luna Sea Lights (Eileen Mielenhausen, Carl Karush, Anna Fernandez, Ruth Sullivan, Claire Mortimer and friends) will lead us in weaving song, dance, drum and our intentions for the New Year. The whole family is encouraged to participate, so bring your kids!

Ellacapella: 12-person all-women's a cappella group from the Blue Hill Peninsula performing a program of classical, jazz, pop & folk music.

Gerald Wheeler: Organist performing Lollipops Gerald Wheeler was born in England and received his musical education at the Royal College of Music, London. He immigrated to Canada in 1956 and spent 40 years there, including 31 as Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal.   For 25 years he was organist to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and played with this orchestra at four concerts in Carnegie Hall, New York.  He ‘retired’ to Deer Isle in 1996, to accept the position of organist at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill, a position he held until 2004.  He still maintains a busy recital schedule, teaches piano and organ in Deer Isle and Blue Hill, and is presently the director of music at the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill. Gerald Wheeler will play a mixture of popular classics for the organ, plus a show tune or two, and ending with the famous "Toccata" by Widorll.

Hat Making Jen Chase 2010 Hats   Wacky Hat making for kids of all ages

Jay & Bjorn Peterson: Bjorn Peterson has been playing music since the age of seven, and shortly thereafter started playing with his dad Jay in their old home in Red Wing, Minnesota. Bjorn's skills on violin, guitar and bass have often caused Dad to wish he had been born triplets. His interests run the gamut from early swing music to rock and roll and  modern jazz. With Jay, and frequently Don Carmichael on string bass, they play jazz standards from the 30's and 40's and Texas Swing music. Jay is a veteran of NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, and hosts his own show on WERU, The Rhythm Ranch, on Tuesday afternoons. Bjorn is also a part of three separate jazz bands at GSA.

Joel McGraw: presents homemade folk songs and fish tales as told by his troop of marionettes - life as it may be on the coast of Maine with a down east accent.

Madame Xena, Jill Day will read Tarot - find clarity for your life in the new year. Tarot Card Readings, Find out what the new year will bring for you!

Magic Show by Jim Picariello

Maine Weather: A blending of many musicians, banjo, fiddle, dobro, mandolin, bass and guitars with vocals by Kevin and others. we play songs ranging from the Beatles to Neil Young, Carter Family to Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash to Bob Seeger, Dylan to John Prine and oh so much more! Music for dancing, sitting and all around enjoying.

Marty Duncan: The Center of the Wheel: Poems for the New Year Marty Duncan is a writer and workshop facilitator.  Her writing has appeared in The Night House Anthology, I Thought My Father Was God, The Change Agent, Puckerbrush Review and Aputamkon Review.   She has read her poetry on the WERU jazz programs “Come Sunday” and “The Groove Shop”and  has participated in readings at The Maine Grind in Ellsworth.

Mike & Suzy Fay: From Brooksville, Maine, Mike and Susie Fay have been performing in these parts of New England since 1979.  Their original songs of Celtic, folk, rock ‘n roll, and blues are out on two CDs:   the first is  First Phase and their latest is What Would I Do. Tonight, they will be performing with the Reversing Falls Band playing songs written by Jonathan & Liza Hall.

New Surry Theater: The New Surry Theatre will once again perform Old Time Radio Theater.  NST will perform two early episodes of "The Green Hornet" which were originally broadcast in the 1940's.  The first piece is entitled "Too Hot To Handle" and the second piece is entitled "The Corpse That Wasn't There."  Come join us as publisher Britt Reid "hunts the biggest of all game - public enemies that try to destroy our America."

New Trad Trio: There are 3 of us, as you may have figured out...  Jack Moser lives in Deer Isle and plays clarinet.  Don Knowles lives in Lamoine and plays bass, and I live in Blue Hill and play banjo and sing.  Our repertoire includes jazz and pop tunes from the 1920's, 30's and 40's, and the unique sound gets toes tapping...

NGOMA with Kevin Campbell African Drumming: Traditional drumming and song from West Africa. Original compositions and performance from this Helen Hayes award winning Master drummer/musician -composer.

Noel Paul Stookey: (OPENING ACT 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM) a resident of Blue Hill, has been writing and performing music for over 50 years. Best known for his work with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, this evening he will share with us some of his newest solo songs on the guitar, with lyrics relating to family, faith and social concerns.

O.C. and Sarah: mother-daughter duo hailing from Stonington. They sing an eclectic mix of folk, blues, celtic, traditional, and original songs, using complex vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, banjo, ukulele, and flute. Sarah Ehrlich, a seasoned musician who played professionally with the trio County Down for a number of years, brings her folk and blues guitar expertise, her beautiful voice, and her extensive knowledge of traditional songs to the group. Her daughter Oceana Castañeda, who grew up singing and playing with Sarah, adds creative vocal harmonies, her original songs, and her experience with both classical and jazz/funk/reggae flute playing.

Outrageous Wisdom of Nasruddin: Nasruddin is an ancient Persian folk character brought to life by puppeteer, Richard Merrill. Nasruddin tells spiritual stories from many cultures, fractured in his own peculiar way.

Planet Pan / Flash in the Pans!: Performances by the steelbands of Blue Hill.

Rob & Becky McCall: Play a combination of folk, country and traditional music

Scott Dorrity: Acoustic Autotune is a one-man technologically motivated jam band. A guitar, a voice, and an array of effects pedals infuses the timeless sounds of acoustic melodies with the latest in vocal devices and guitar loop sampling.

Sentimental Journey CANCELLED Tom Tootill on piano and Eileen Ahern vocals, with friends. Tom is still fairly new to Maine after many years on the West Coast.  They will perform popular and jazz standards, from Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael to Stevie Wonder.

Thomas Cooper Jr.: Performing bluegrass and more.

Timbered Lake is an acoustic duo comprised of singer-songwriter-guitarist  Diana Ramsdell Newman and  poet-singer-indigenous percussionist Crow Suncloud.  Timbered Lake will perform a concert of dynamic songs with soaring melodies, luminous harmonies, and compelling lyrics about love, winter, social issues, Mother Earth, and climate change. Last Night's performance will include Timbered Lake's signature song Arctic Portal that was featured at an International Climate Change Conference.

Tuba Fanfare: Weather permitting, the Tuba Fanfare will feature low brass musicians from the Blue Hill Peninsula performing shortly before 7:00 PM on the Blue Hill Town Hall steps. Low brass musicians interested in joining us can call 374-3678 or email