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The Squid Jiggers Announce "Weekend of Giving"

Maine Folk Duo to spend two nights giving back to the community with two benefit shows in NAPLES and SOUTH PARIS.

More info: contact Troy R. Bennet at or 1-866-655-7171

Maine Irish & Maritime Folk Duo concert to benefit Oxford Hill Comprehensive High School Varsity Softball Spring Training

Team members include, Alexandria Rowe, Abby Bernier, Allyson Snow, Ashley West, Angel Witham, Breanna Martin,Brittina Maheaux, Crystal West, Dayna Schultz, Heather Verrier, Mariah Martin, Reba Smith, Toni Cray

What: Squid Jiggers concert to raise money for Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Varsity Softball Team’s trip to florida for Spring Training
Where: OHCHS 256 Main St. South Paris, ME 04281, Mark S. Eastman Auditorium
When: 7 p.m. Saturday November 20, 2010
How much: $14, $12 for students and seniors
Tickets: From a varsity softball team member, at the door or call 1-866-655-7171

This April, the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School varsity softball team aims to head south to the Disney Spring Training Facility, getting a jump on the season. To get all 13 players and two coaches there, they need to raise some money. To help with the task they’ve called on The Squid Jiggers. The group’s bassist, Dave Rowe has a niece on the team, Alexandria Rowe.

Maine Irish & Maritime Folk Duo partner w/ lakes region pizza experts to raise money for Camp Sunshine, Friday November 19th in Naples.

What: Gourmet pizza buffet and Squid Jiggers concert at The Black Bear Cafe with all proceeds going to Camp Sunshine
Where: 215 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), Naples, ME 04055
When: Friday November 19, 2010, doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert at 8 p.m.
How much: $20 in advance or at the door
Tickets: At the Black Bear Cafe, or buy with a credit card at 1-866-655-7171

Maine folk duo, The Squid Jiggers, will perform Friday night, November 19 at The Black Bear Cafe in Naples, Maine to benefit Camp Sunshine, which provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families on Sebago Lake. Irish owner of the Black Bear, John Bohill, will be serving a buffet of his regionally-beloved gourmet pizza while the Jiggers play songs from Ireland, Scotland, Maine, Atlantic Canada and the Sea.

Camp Sunshine -
Nestled alongside the shores of beautiful Sebago Lake, Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child’s illness. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement groups are also offered for families who have lost a child to an illness. In 2010, nearly 800 families from across the nation and around the world attended Camp Sunshine.

The Squid Jiggers -
The Squid Jiggers are Maine-based folk duo comprised of inveterate musician-entertainers, Dave Rowe (son of Schooner Fare’s late bassist, Tom Rowe) and Troy R. Bennett. They took their name from the A.R. Scammell song “Squid Jigging Ground,” which is a wonderful musical depiction of fishing for squid in the waters off Newfoundland. They combine their talents on guitar, bass, bodhran, and tin whistles to lay down a thunderous musical base for their robust vocal harmonies. They play songs from Maine, Ireland, Scotland, Atlantic Canada and the Sea. Visit the website for more info and to hear clips of Squid Jiggers music.

DAVE ROWE was brought up on the Maine music scene, learning the music trade literally at the feet of his late father, Tom, while the elder Rowe was traveling the country playing bass guitar with Schooner Fare. Starting out as a young roadie and coffee gofer for his dad, Dave began playing out professionally as a bassist at the age of 15, and hasn’t had a real job since! In 1993 the Rowe men got together and formed a duo, which eventually became known as Turkey Hollow when Denny Breau joined. With Tom’s passing in 2004, Dave formed the critically acclaimed Dave Rowe Trio, with which he continues to tour as lead vocalist, and guitarist. With the formation of The Squid Jiggers, Dave comes full circle, picking up his dad’s trademark Steinberger bass guitar and playing many of the songs he used to hear Schooner Fare perform so many years ago.
TROY R. BENNETT grew up collecting Schooner Fare ticket stubs and albums. He started his professional career touring with the Portland, Maine Irish band, Rakish Paddy. Upon leaving Rakish Paddy he adopted the gypsy life, traveling Europe with his guitar, collecting stories and busking on street corners. He eventually buckled down, studying Anglo-Irish literature at University College Galway and the University of Southern Maine. On his return to the states, he started a Celtic duo called Bailey’s Mistake, as well as the Half Moon Jug Band, a high-octane folk group specializing in new uses for kazoos and banjos. The Half Moon Jug Band continues to tour extensively across New England. When not playing with Jug Band or The Squid Jiggers, Troy travels southern Maine with his trusty co-pilot, “Hook the Wonder Dog,” making tintypes and collecting rare phonograph records.

Black Bear Cafe -
The BBC is an authentic Irish pub in the heart of the Lakes Region. Created in the spirit of country pubs in southern Ireland, the Irish owner, John Bohill, formerly of County Waterford, Ireland, assures the tradition and ambiance of a true ‘public house’ is presented to each and every guest that visits. All staff have been trained to pour a perfect pint, and while they are devoted to traditional Irish Fare, they also embrace good  food including steaks, salads, seafood, burgers and seriously good pizza — using the best ingredients, with great pride. The goal is to create an exceptional experience every time you visit in an environment that is fun, friendly and exuberant; in Ireland this is called ‘craic’.


Black Bear Special
Our own chemical-free sausage, pepperoni caramelized onions, peppers,
red sauce and mozzarella cheese
Shrimp Scampi
Garlic, diced tomatoes, capers, shrimp and mozzarella, served with lemon wedge
Tomato sauce, Black Oak ham, pineapple, mozzarella cheese
Red Potato
Topped with sliced red potatoes, sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, bacon and broccoli
Black Bear’s pesto sauce, topped with olive oil, black pepper and whole milk mozzarella
BBQ Chicken
Red Sauce, BBQ chicken with caramelized onions, bacon and topped with mozzarella cheese
Buffalo Chicken
Boneless chicken breast marinated in hot sauce, blue cheese and mozzarella cheese
served with a side of celery sticks
Olive Oil, garlic and mozarella
Tomato, EVOO, fresh mozzarella thinly sliced, gray salt and fresh basil
Red sauce with spinach, feta cheese, mozzarella, Kalamata olives and garlic

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