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Country-Folk super group at Skye
REGION -- New England Celtic Arts will present Isabeau and the Gold Diggers at St Lawrence Arts in Portland on Tuesday; at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in So Carthage on Wednesday, August 7; at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison on Thursday, August 8; and at Route 27 Arts in Stratton on Friday, August 9.
Curtain is 7 p.m. at each venue other than Deertrees at 7:30 p.m.
Isabeau and Gold Diggers from the source of the mountain roots music, song, and folk Quebec. On record and on stage, the quintet keeps the aura of truth that sticks so well to the genre. Loosely based on the folk tradition, Isabeau and gold diggers offers their own adventure with country music.
It reveals a personal universe background of romance, travel and everyday life. Carried by the vocal harmonies, mandolin or violin, the band's music is timeless. It has to move, stomp and dance. It easily goes from pleasure to tears listening to these songs sewn by hand, carried by the frank and nuanced voice of Isabel Valois. Think Old Timey music with a Quebecois/Acadian/Cajun twist.
The band is being featured in a TV Ontario (TVO) documentary about an artists life on the road and the behind the scenes look at touring Internationally. A four-member film crew will be filming during the concerts at St. Lawrence and Skye Theatre.
Skye Theater is located three miles west of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Dr. off Winter Hill Road and Rt. 2 in South Carthage. Deertrees Theatre is at 156 Deertrees Rd. in Harrison; St Lawrence Arts is at 76 Congress St. in Portland; and Route 27 Arts is located at the Stratton Community Building 88 Main St., Stratton.
For reservations, call Skye Theatre at 562-4445, for Deertrees at 583-6747; for St Lawrence Arts at 775-5568, and for Route 27 Arts 264-2300 (answered as Flagstaff Fuel). Tickets $15 at all locations other than Deertrees, $22.