BRUNSWICK — The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, at Thomas Point Beach. Gates open at 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday for the approximately six-hour-long show. Saltwater is a rain-or-shine event and tickets are non-returnable/non-refundable. Live performer roster and times are subject to change, but rarely do. Children younger than 12, accompanied by an adult, are admitted for free. Tickets are available online at, at all Bull Moose Music and Cool As A Moose locations, and at other leading retailers around Maine.

The schedule

Saturday, July 14, 2-7:30 p.m.

(gates open at 1 p.m.)

Emcee: Maeve Gilchrist, The Press Gang, Chrissy Crowley, Sprag Session, Searson, Carbon Leaf, Enter The Haggis.

Sunday, July 15, noon-5:30 p.m. (gates open at 11 a.m.)


Emcee Kevin O’Hara, The Maine Celtic Scene, Maeve Gilchrist, The Makem and Spain Brothers, The Screaming Orphans and Black 47.

2012 Saltwater Satellite Events (separate ticket required to most events)

July 9

Tillotson Center, Colebrook NH, Sprag Session, 7:30 p.m.

Byrnes Irish Pubs in Bath and Brunswick will present a full slate of Saltwater Satellite Events before, during and after Saltwater — the evenings of July 13-15 are free.

July 12


King Eider’s Pub, Damariscotta, Jud Caswell, 7 p.m.

Longfellow Books and Brian Boru, Portland, Kevin O’Hara reading, signing and social hour, 7 p.m.; free

July 10

Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, Sprag Session, 7:30 p.m.

July 11

Maine Coast Books and King Eider’s Pub, Damariscotta, Kevin O’Hara reading, signing and social hour, 6 p.m.; free


Skye Theatre, Carthage, Sprag Session, 7 p.m.

Bull Feeney’s, Portland, The Squid Jiggers, 8 p.m.

July 13

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Aiofe Clancy, 6 p.m.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor, Naia, noon.

Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport, Searson, 8 p.m.

The Black Bear Café, Naples, The Squid Jiggers, 7 p.m.

Sherman’s Books and Fisherman’s Wharf Inn, Boothbay Harbor, Kevin O’Hara reading, signing and social hour, 6 p.m.; free

One Longfellow Square, Portland, Portland Celtic Celebration with all-Maine, all-star line-up, and all proceeds to benefit One Longfellow Square, 8 p.m.

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