Folk Concert Series Begins with Joel Mabus

Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Joel Mabus returns to Fish Creek to open the 30th season of winter folk concerts at the White Gull Inn on Nov. 13 at 8 pm.

Mabus’s music defies any easy pigeonhole. Moving seamlessly from genre to genre, he will pick a mountain banjo on an ancient ballad, sing a witty song about modern life, or pick an Irish melody or hot jazz number on the guitar. As one fan says, “it’s music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.”

An optional pre-concert fixed price dinner will be served at 6 pm, featuring pork and pumpkin stew served over mashed root vegetables, kale salad with apples, cranberries, pecans and apple cider vinaigrette. The featured dessert is caramelized pear upside-down gingerbread.

Other winter concerts feature Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore (Dec. 11), Johnsmith (Jan. 22), Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line (Feb. 19), Rita Hosking (March 12) and Red Molly (April 9).

Tickets for the concert are $16. Advance ticket purchase and reservations are recommended; if available tickets will be available at the door. For tickets call 920. 868.3517 or visit