Press Release

I wrote a press release about the carol slam and sent it to some papers.

Portland Carol Slam Featuring Local Composers and Singers

The first ever Portland Carol Slam will take place on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012, at 3:30pm, at Bull Feeney’s Restaurant in Portland’s Old Port. It will be free and open to the public.

The slam will feature new carols written by local composers, sung by a choir of local singers. The audience will be invited to pick a favorite carol, and the winning composer will be awarded a holiday wreath.

The event is intended to be a fun antidote to the same holiday music, repeated year after year. It will emphasize inclusiveness and merriment. The carols may contain both sacred and secular texts.

The organizer of the Carol Slam is Benjamin Heasly, a Portland native and resident, and amateur musician. He believes this is the first Carol Slam anywhere, ever.

Benjamin may be contacted by email at

The Portland Carol Slam has a blog here:



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