LEWISTON – Paul N. Farrell and the Silver Tones, a five-member goup that sings old popular songs, country tunes, Irish ballads and French songs, will perform at several area locations over the next few months. The group plays Canadian and Irish jigs, polkas and other dances.

Formed in 1998, each of the members has been singing and playing instruments with different groups since the late ’50s.

Farrell, lead singer, plays guitar. Born in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, he attended Canadian schools, including college, and is a retired Maine Central Railroad worker. He lives in Auburn.

Gilberte St. Hilaire Farrell, Paul’s wife, is a singer and percussionist. Born in Lewiston, she graduated from Lewiston High School and was an administrative assistant before retirement.

Aliette Belaud Couturier is also a singer and percussionist with the Silver Tones. Born in Augusta, she is a retired schoolteacher and resides in Lewiston.

Maurice Pelletier, violinist, was born in St. Quentin, New Brunswick. A retired hospital worker, he makes his home in Lewiston.

Gerry Poussard, guitarist and harmonica player, lives in Lewiston, where he was born. He is retired from the shoe industry.

The Silver Tones will perform at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the Chapman House in Auburn; at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Maison Marcotte in Lewiston; at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Clover Manor in Auburn; at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Canoe Hullabaloo Festival in Old Town; from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Bates College Lakeside Concert in Lewiston; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Sawyer Foundation in Greene.

There is no admittance fee.


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