The Old West Church opened its doors in 1823 to the community for secular and non-secular events. Today, the tradition continues with concerts, weddings, funerals, and the popular Christmas Eve candlelight service.

 

Upcoming Events

23rd ANNUAL FOLK CONCERT at the Old West Church
SUNDAY, August 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM

The 23nd Annual Folk Music Concert features harpist and singer Dominique Dodge who grew up in the White Mountains and now divides her time between New Hampshire and Cape Breton.

She has a passion for melody-driven dance music and responsive, rhythmic accompaniment, as well as for Gaelic songs, airs, and 18th century harp tunes. A former Fulbright Scholar and a 2012 graduate of the University of Limerick with an MA in Irish Music Performance, Dominique also holds a BA Honors in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Dominique is a dedicated learner of Scottish Gaelic, a profound influence on her music which continues to shape her sense of rhythm and phrasing.

The annual folk concert is organized by singer Deb Flanders in honor of her great-aunt Helen Hartness Flanders, an internationally recognized ballad collector and authority on folk music found in New England and in the British Isles. Joining Deb and Dominique are multi-instrumentalist  Pete Sutherland, fiddler Oliver Scanlon, cellist John Dunlop, and violinist/fiddler Laura Markowitz. 

Tickets:  $20   Reservations are highly recommended with Seven Days Tickets.  Available online: https://sevendaystickets.com/events/folk-concert-at-the-old-west-church-in-calais-featuring-dominique-dodge-8-21-2022

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the  Vermont Folklife Center.

For more information email debflanders@comcast.net or call 802-233-1015
Deborah Flanders

Event Space Usage

The Old West Church is the perfect event space for a variety of gatherings. We’ve been especially honored to host wedding ceremonies in the past. The church is a wonderful mix of local history and rustic charm, and we’d love to provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.

To request information about reserving The Old West Church for an event or wedding ceremony please visit our Contact page.