FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Don and Cindy Roy at Route 27 Arts in Stratton on Tuesday, May 19, and the Don Roy Trio at North Church Concert Series for the Farmington Historical Society on Thursday, May 21.

Both concerts start at 7 p.m. A jam session begins at 6:15 p.m. in Farmington and audience members are encouraged to bring their musical instruments.

Don is the dean of Acadian and Franco traditions in Maine. The Don Roy Trio includes Don, Cindy Roy and Jay Young.

Performances by Don Roy include the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center in Washington. 

Don is a champion fiddler with depth in many styles of fiddling. Hailing from roots deep in the Acadian Maritimes and Quebec, the Roy’s musical passion lies with the French Canadian tradition blended seamlessly with Celtic music.

Cindy, also a member of the former Maine French Fiddlers, is well known for her step dancing piano accompaniment which is among the best in New England. Augmented by her rhythmic feet, she adds life and enthusiasm to the music.

Jay Young plays upright bass with the group. Jay began his musical evolution playing folk music on a 12 string guitar in the 1960’s. He slid into playing electric guitar in a blues band influenced by the Chicago blues style and then in a series of rock ‘n roll bands. He started playing electric bass in a country band in the 1970’s.

North Church is located at 118 High St., Farmington. For reservations at North Church call, 207-778-2006. Ticket price is $8 for the supper and $15 for the concert.

FMI:, 207-562-4445 or by email at [email protected]

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