It’s official! Ten videos from the Belfast Flying Shoes “Sing Along & Tap Your Toes” concert series are available for viewers of all ages! The concerts will air in various slots in the BCTV2 cable schedule, on channels 2 and 1301 for Spectrum cable customers. All ten “Sing Along & Tap Your Toes” videos are also available on demand on Belfast Community Media’s channel on Vimeo.com.
Flic Shooter, Director of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, applauds the release of the videos. “These shows were sheer magical fun. Now, with the video recordings being made available, anyone from anywhere in the world — including the folks who were lucky enough to enjoy the fabulous concerts in person — can bring that same magic into their own home.”
Indeed, the concert series for older adults was a rousing success. An average of 25 people attended each outdoor event, enjoying the diverse mix of music provided by 32 different talented performers. The concerts spotlighted two community music ensembles (Stone Soup Ukes and Belfast Bay Fiddlers), some musicians from farther afield (Tiffany Williams & Sara Trunzo, DunCreagan, Skeeter & the Maestro) and many local favorites (Jennifer Armstrong, The Clemetson Brothers, Elsie & Ethan, and John Pranio, Toki Oshima, Russ Lloyd, & Jeff Densmore).
Chrissy Fowler, Director of Belfast Flying Shoes, says, “We are immensely grateful for the support of our concert audiences, the performers whose talents engaged us all, and our project collaborators, Belfast Community Media and Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County — especially the Hospice Fairies! We’re already looking forward to next year!”
Major funding for this program was provided by a 2021 Community Building Grant from the Waldo County Fund at the Maine Community Foundation and by the many generous contributors to Belfast Flying Shoes. (See July 2021 blog post: Concerts for Older Adults.) To donate, click our online donation button, below, or mail a check to Belfast Flying Shoes at 93 Kaler Rd, Belfast ME 04915.