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3rd Annual Barn-a-paloosa

MSA is happy to announce the 3rd annual Barn-a-paloosa, a performance/mixer event for MSA members, family, and friends.  We’re hosting this in a big barn that’s all cleaned up and ready for music.  This is a great opportunity to hang out with Maine songwriters and share some tunes – mark your calendar!

What: An MSA performance/mixer, with performance slots open to MSA members

When: Sunday, August 16 from 2-5pm

Where: The barn at the Hunsberger home, 1139 River Road, Bowdoinham, ME  (

  • Open mic slots – sing a couple of your great songs
  • Pot luck – bring something to share.
  • Bring your CDs to sell and swap with other MSA members
  • BYO Beverages – and be sensible about it…
  • Bring your family and friends to share in the fun
  • Annual meeting for MSA – very quick and painless

Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, doesn’t it?  We’ll see you there!

MSA Songwriters on Stage Kicks off on Saturday August 8 at the Frontier in Brunswick

MSA is kicking off our Songwriters on Stage series at Frontier in Brunswick on August 8 with a special Saturday show featuring three past winners of the MSA song contest, Peter Alexander, Caroline Cotter and Heather Hardy. They will be joined on stage by Martin Swinger, a past winner of the New England song contest. This great night of music starts at 7:00 pm with the doors opening at 6:30. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance through Frontier’s website at We hope to see you there.

MSA Songwriters Circle

MSA Songwriters Circle

Deann Marsh and Dan Nogar invite you to our MSA Songwriters Circle, which meets the second Monday of March, June, September, and December, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m, at 75 State Street in Portland. This small, informal group gives participants a chance to hear “works in progress” and provide constructive feedback. If you’ve never workshopped… Continue Reading