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T-Acadie to perform at Skye
SO. CARTHAGE -- New England Celtic Arts will present T-Acadie at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, March 27.
Curtain is at 7 p.m. There is a pre-show jam session 45 minutes prior to curtain. Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam with the artists for a few minutes.
T-Acadie is a dance band and folk trio from Maine, part of the region including the Canadian maritime provinces known as Acadia (T-Acadie means "a little Acadia"). This versatile group is equally at home playing for concerts, contradances, or Cajun dances. Band members are Pam Weeks on fiddle, mountain dulcimer, guitar, singing; Jim Joseph on button accordion, 5-string banjo, mandolin, fiddle, jaw harp, percussion, feet, singing; Bill Olson on guitar, bass, singing, calling.
They play a variety of music including traditional French Canadian and New England dance tunes; Cajun waltzes, two steps, Cajun blues and Zydeco tunes; old time southern tunes and songs often sung accapella in 3 part harmony; original tunes written by band "tune-smith," Pam Weeks, which range from sizzling reels and jigs to mesmerizing aires and sweet waltzes.
In a contradance setting, they will get everyone moving to the beat with Quebecois reels and old timey southern "hoe-downs," but the evening will often be punctuated by Pam singing a Cajun waltz, or by a contradance done to a set of old time Cajun reels started off with just fiddle and ti' fer (triangle); and when these guys really get going, with fiddle howling, guitar pulsing, accordion pumping,
feet tapping, magic can happen!
Skye Theater is located three miles west of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Road and Rt. 2 in South Carthage. Ticket price is $15 at the door. For reservations at the theater you wish to attend call: Skye Theatre at 562-4445.