Acadian music will fill three concert venues
LEWISTON — New England Celtic Arts will present the all-female, traditional French-Acadian band Gadelle Tuesday, June 16, at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston. The four women will also perform Wednesday, June 17, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in Carthage; and Thursday, June 18, at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley.
After 10 years of touring the world with the seminal, Acadian band Barachois, Helene Bergeron and Louise Arsenault opted to leave the road to reconnect with their families, but they continued to pursue their passion for Acadian music.
Three summers of playing music with five gifted young musicians at the Confederation Centre for the Arts on Prince Edward Island and numerous regional festivals rekindled their passion to take this music once again to the world stage. As a result of this collaboration, Gadelle was formed. 
Bergeron provides vocals, piano, pump organ, fiddle, foot percussion and step dancing;  while Arsenault offers fiddle, harmonica, foot percussion and step dancing. Other members are Caroline Bernard, primary vocalist, piano, pump organ, accordion and guitar; and Paige Gallant, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass and step dancing.
Show time is at 7 p.m. for all three theaters. There will be a preshow jam at 6:15 p.m. at FAHC and at Skye when audience members are urged to bring their musical instruments and jam for a few minutes with the artists.   
FAHC and Skye tickets are $10 at the door. For reservations, call FAHC at 689-2000 or go online to francoamericanheritage.org; call Skye Theatre at 562-4445. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12.50 at the door at Lakeside Theater. Advance tickets may be purchased at the theater, online at rangeleymovies.com or by calling 864-5000.


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