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Pam will be the featured artist, performing Blackberry Winter (Connie Ellison) for mountain dulcimer and string orchestra. There will be 2 other pieces as part of the program, a word premier by Jessica Meyer, and the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky.
In-person tickets are $15-$40; on-line streaming ($40) is available for 2 weeks after the concert.
It's Tuesday, and it's Mardi Gras! In place of our usual Mini-concert/Jam session we (T-Acadie) are offering a Cajun music concert/session with our friend Mitch Reed. Originally from Scott, LA, Mitch has played with many Cajun bands, including Charivari and Beausoleil. Mitch moved to Maine a few years ago, and we are thrilled that he can join us for Mardi Gras!
You can join us by going to Pam's FB page (www.facebook.com/pam.weeks.73). If you don't see the video right away, scroll down to the news feed and it should be the top post.
NOTE THE TIME CHANGE! We usually start our jams earlier, but to accommodate Mitch's schedule on Tuesday we are starting later and will be streaming from 317 Community Music Center in Yarmouth, Maine.
All sessions are free, but tips are very much appreciated. Tipjar: Venmo @fiddlerpam (phone -7296) paypal.me/whippoorwillmusic or reach out to Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org
“the music was joyous and real; earthy and accessible - just the kind of melodic and rhythmic energy we wanted - it celebrated kate & john's wedding effervescently, as bubbly in spirit as the champagne toasts. a wedding in maine is an awesome visual treat; thanks again for giving us the perfect musical counterpart!” - Noel Paul Stookey <br>(Peter, Paul, & Mary)<br>
“...the 'deans' of Downeast folk!” - Dennis Doirin <br> Sebasco Harbor Resort
“They have frequently played here in the DC area because of their justified popularity. The raw energy and clean playing of Pam Weeks on fiddle and the popping rhythmic playing of Jim Joseph on Acadian accordion, gives dancers goosebumps and is inspired and joyful. Their style draws heavily on traditional Quebeqois music, but is not limited to the genre. Any step dancer could never keep their feet still. ( I sure can't!) Bill Olson, who doubles as both caller and guitarist, is a pleasure to learn from and dance to. His folksy New England whimsy is both charming and disarming. He makes the dances accessable and the dancers comfortable, while still maintaining a distinctive New England posture. His dances are famous - one commonly known is Eleanor's Reel and it often finishes many dance weekends, engendering the true community feeling of this aesthetic which we call contra dancing.” - David Shewmaker <br> Dance Chair <br> Folk Society of Greater Washington <br>
“People really enjoyed T-Acadie and the dancing. My brother in law who NEVER dances said to me on Sunday that he could do that all night. His wife couldn't believe it!.....we thoroughly enjoyed and my German Shepard is still looking for Pam's dog so he had a good time too.” - John Reuthe