SUMNER – The Hartford-Sumner Elementary School gymnasium was rocking and rolling when the Ti’ Acadie Folk trio from Maine led workshops in folk dancing and fiddle playing recently.

Students learned several types of traditional folk dances, including French Canadian and New England. In the evening they helped their parents through those moves as the sessions came to a close.

Bill Olson kept the lines moving in intricate patterns, and no one seemed to get lost when he had lines winding around themselves all over the gym floor.

During the day, Pam Weeks led several sessions with a number of violin students who gave rapt attention to their fiddle teacher. Jim Joseph played accordion, mandolin, fiddle and jaw harp. The workshop was arranged by Hartford-Sumner music teacher Meghan Andrews-Wright and sponsored by the Nezinscot Valley Music Boosters.


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