Friday, Oct. 19, at Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School; Saturday, Oct. 20, at McCormack Performing Arts Center at Gorham High School and Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston. 

This is the ninth year Fiddle-icious will entertain audiences with traditional music, creating an atmosphere of infectious energy and joy. The orchestra is a large and vibrant group of Maine musicians playing fiddle, piano, harp, guitar, banjo, accordion, cello, tin whistle, concertina and upright bass. The tunes are passed on from the Irish, Scottish, Quebecois and Acadian traditions and include reels, jigs, aires, marches, hornpipes, waltzes, step-dancing and singing.

Fiddle-icious is directed by Don Roy, a well-known fiddler from Gorham, who is hailed as a “living cultural treasure” here in Maine. Don and his wife, Cindy Roy, providing piano accompaniment, both grew up in French Canadian families where music was an integral part of their lives. Don and Cindy’s desire to share their knowledge with others, and foster community through music is a testimony to their commitment to keep their musical heritage alive.

To experience the community spirit of Fiddle-icious, please view the 2009 documentary short, “Fiddle-icious -Community of Music” produced by the Salt Institute at www.salt.edu/studentwork/multimedia/Fiddleicious.php.

A sample of tunes, the concert schedule and general information about the group may be found at fiddleicious.com.

CDs will be available for purchase at each performance location.

Schedule

7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at McCormack Performing Arts Center at Gorham High School, 41 Morrill Ave., Gorham. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Tickets are $14, $12 for students and seniors. For for ticket reservations call 689-2000.


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