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STONINGTON — Opera House Arts has planned an evening of traditional folk, originals, and country favorites at 7 p.m.. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Stonington Opera House lobby.

The featured artist is Kate Caldwell, on acoustic guitar and vocals, with special guest Geoffrey Warner, on fiddle, guitar and vocals. The evening will include some favorite traditional folk songs by Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, David Mallett, John Denver, Gordon Bok, Judy Collins, Bill Staines and more. Warner will perform some of his own original songs and fiddle tunes.

Caldwell began singing at age 5 and hasn’t stopped since. Her musical experience includes choral and choir soloist, Community Sing leader, acoustic guitarist and singer, and children’s choir director. Her professional a cappella vocal trio Trinitas performed throughout the Maryland/DC/ Annapolis areas including multiple programs at the Washington National Cathedral, recording 3 CD’s of music spanning the 9th through the 21st centuries. For more information, visit

Warner started playing guitar at age 12 and learned finger-picking style from a teacher in Rhode Island who learned from Reverend Gary Davis (similar to famed Jorma Kaukonen). He has been playing fiddle since 1973 and has played in numerous string bands from New Orleans to Maine, including New Orleans Jazz Festival. Songwriting through most of his musical journey, Geoff has written over 70 songs and performed solo and with a number of duos and bands, including Archipelago, and the Sheep Island Rovers. Currently he performs solo and with Birds on a Wire, playing gigs throughout Maine.

Thursdays at the Opera House features live music in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. Admission is free. Concessions are available for purchase including snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Face mask required.

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