Reveillons!, a group hailing from Montreal and influenced by the Québécois tradition, will perform Thursday, Aug. 6, as part of the 2009 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series. Members are David Berthiaume on vocals, jaw harp and concertina; Marc Maziade on guitar, tenor banjo and vocals; Richard Forest on fiddle; and Jean-Francois Berthiaume as the band’s caller. Reveillons! is French for Wake up.” Since forming in 1996, Reveillons! has played reels, jigs, French songs and step dances at major festivals in Quebec and cities around the United States and Canada. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater at the college’s Lake Andrews. Admission is free. Picnics are encouraged, as is bringing lawn chairs or blankets. The rain site is the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., adjacent to the amphitheater. For more information, call 786-6400. For more on the group, visit www.reveillons.qc.ca.


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