BERLIN – Singer/songwriter Linda Pouliot will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17,  at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts.

Accompanied by some of the Seacoast area’s best musicians, the trio will present; Edith Piaf’s, “La Vie En Rose,” Charles Aznavour’s, “Parler Moi D’Amour,” songs of Lucienne Delisle, Charles Trenet, Lucienne Boyer, Nana Mouscouri and an array of original songs.

For those who do not speak French, songs will include an English translation and beautiful melodies which are sure to please.

From the time of her first professional jazz/blues performance in 2009, Pouliot has been inspired by the response to French songs. Growing up in Berlin, her Sunday mornings included listening to WMOU, the local radio station, broadcast songs by such artists as La Bolduc and Edith Piaf.

Memories from those days inspired her to write the song, “La Tradition Du Beau Dimanche.”

With the help of Seacoast Jazz Society President Charlie Jennison, Pouliot is pleased to be involved in the preservation of classic French songs.

“I’ve never been to Paris, but Paris lives in my heart. My father served a tour of duty there during World War II, and although he brought back with him tragedies of war that affect so many of our soldiers and their families, he brought back something very special too,” Pouliot said.

“My mother had a deep appreciation for the arts. I learned Edith Piaf’s music from her and my brother and I inherited the love for a culture, rich in music, art and tradition, which makes us who we are,” Pouliot said. She is dedicating this performance to her family.

For more information about this concert, to purchase tickets, a membership or loyalty cards or to make a donation to the annual or capital improvement funds in support of our Seven to Save project, contact the Arts Center at (603) 752-1028; visit www.stkieranarts.org or www.facebook.com/stkieranarts.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for those under 18. They are available at the arts center office or via the website, www.stkieranarts.org for a small service fee. This event is being sponsored by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Programming at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts is made possible by the support of community corporate sponsors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Plum Creek, The Wyman Family Fund, The Rydin Family Fund and The Doris Benz Trust.


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