Trad Dance & Music in Belfast & Beyond:

  • English Country Dancing: 5th Sundays, 3:30-5:30 pm, Waterfall Arts. Info: (207) 568-7597 or [email protected]
  • Scottish Country Dancing: Every Monday, 7:30-9:30 pm, American Legion Hall, includes lessons. Info: (207) 469-3293, or (207) 722-3139.
  • Maine Fiddle Camp: Multi-generational and multi-instrumental music camp in Montville teaches many traditions of dance music as they’ve evolved in Maine. Many BFS dancers & performers attend and/or teach at MFC.
  • Belfast Bay Fiddlers: Jam session every Sunday 6-8pm at Waterfall Arts. Amateur musicians devoted to playing and sharing traditional fiddle music. All melody and rhythm players are welcome. Many of the BBF join the All Comers Band for the 1st Friday Community Dance. BBF website has tunes, gig opportunities & more.
  • Shapenote Singing (including Sacred Harp music): 3rd Sundays in Belfast. Info: (503) 559-9699 or [email protected]
  • lists Maine dances, including ones in Waldo County.

Dance & Music Orgs:

Belfast is HAPPENING!

Greater Belfast is a vibrant, eclectic community with lots of things going on ALL YEAR LONG. Check it out on First Fridays and beyond!

  • Our Town Belfast: Growing and sustaining our historic downtown with events & more.
  • Belfast Creative Coalition: Cultivating arts and culture.
  • Belfast Chamber of Commerce: Food, lodging, events & more. Belfast Flying Shoes is a non-profit member.
  • Belfast Farmer’s Market: Buy local on Fridays, 9a-1p.
  • WBFY Belfast Community Radio (We Broadcast for You) Hyper-local radio station brings together diverse groups, many BFS dancers and musicians are involved.
  • Belfast Community TV: Local public access station has content on Vimeo, including a feature on Belfast Flying Shoes (on the program “Somewhere In Waldo County”).
  • Belfast Summer Nights: Outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings in the summer. Info: (207) 322-7123
  • Waterfall Arts: Community arts nonprofit with gallery, studios & programming for all ages.
  • Friday Art Walk: Local galleries, food & more.
  • Free Range Music Series: Live music in Belfast and Waldo County
  • Belfast Poetry Festival: Community–based, non-academic literary festival with poetry readings, workshops, artist/poet collaborative projects in local galleries, etc.
  • Come Boating! Community boating organization offers free rowing and sailing.
  • WERU Community Radio: Listen online or 89.9 FM (99.9 FM in Bangor.) Some BFS performers do on-air radio appearances on WERU. The March 6, 2007 “Voices” program featuring BFS is archived here.  Belfast Flying Shoes is a nonprofit member.