Oasis of Music at the Basilica Presents Fiddler Kyra Bleicher

Fiddler Kyra Bleicher will perform at the Oasis of Music, held in the downstairs chapel of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Wednesday May 12, from 12:30 to 1. 

Bleicher, a recent graduate from Bates College and contradance fiddling enthusiast, has thus far chosen to stay in the area post graduation.  She is working for a second year as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member at the St Mary’s Nutrition Center in Lewiston, while also contributing as a team-member of a local subsistence farm.  At the Nutrition Center, Bleicher has worked to improve the organization’s volunteer system and to increase language accessibility for volunteers, while also offering direct support on the ground. She has also helped connect people to services in the community, documented the Nutrition Center’s work for more effective storytelling, and supported organizational development goals around equity and racial justice. 

Having relocated from Massachusetts, she states “I think a large part of why I was drawn to Maine for college was because of my first experience in Maine, aged nine, at Maine Fiddle Camp, and because of the musical community there to which I kept returning over the years.”

Bleicher’s music selections include traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes, including pieces by Lissa Scheckenburger, Jeremiah McLane, Selma Kaplan and Eric Morrill.

She will be accompanied by Greg Boardman on fiddle and guitar.

Admission to the Oasis of Music is free, with donations accepted.   Covid restrictions of mask-wearing, social distancing are observed, with a maximum number of attendees set at 35.  For more information call 344-3106.

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May 26  Nathan Kolosko and Eric LaPerna  


May 12 2021


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


For Adults,
For Teens