Whether it's at the kitchen table or on the front porch, when it comes to music, Maine and Louisiana share a long standing tradition of making and enjoying music at home. House Party celebrates the gigues, reels and songs that these French speaking regions share with one another. Featuring the music of Maine's premier Franco fiddler Don Roy, Acadian singer Lucie Le Blanc Ouellette and Cajun singer Marce Lacouture of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, House Party will tour in Maine, New Hampshire and Louisiana in the summer and fall of 2008.

Venues & Dates:

Franco-American Centre, 52 Concord Street, Manchester, NH
Friday, August, 22, 2008
Performance Time – 7:30 PM
Admission Fee: $5.00 Members - $10.00 General public
For reservations call (603) 669-4045

Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Performance Time - 7:30 PM
Admission: $10 General Public - $8 Seniors and Students
For reservations Call 207/689-2000

American Folk Festival, Bangor, ME
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Performance Time – Afternoon (two performances)
Admission Fee – Free

Festivals Acadiens
Louisiana Folk Roots Workshop Stage, Lafayette, Louisiana
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Don Roy is one of the leading bearers of Franco-American dance music traditions in Maine. He learned the fiddle from his uncle, Lucien Mathieu, and went on to become Maine state fiddle champion. Founder and Director of the Maine French Fiddlers, Don Roy is a master teacher and fellowship winner of the Maine Arts Commission, teaching many younger musicians like Erica Brown. To listen to Don Roy online, visit

Lucie LeBlanc Ouellette, a talented singer from the St. John Valley, loves to play rock and country music. She grew up singing many of the traditional French songs of Acadian culture with her sister and mother. The Le Blanc family has always played music and sung together where their mixture of the traditional French songs and more recent French country-and-western are highly appreciated.

Marce Lacouture, whose musical career began in Austin, Texas playing folk and rock n' roll, shares her cultural heritage through song. In 1983, she began spending time with traditional ballad singers Lula Landry and Inez Catalon, learning the old unaccompanied songs of Louisiana French culture. Both Landry and Catalon have passed on but their songs remain alive through Lacouture's beautiful voice. In 2000, she recorded La Joie Cadienne, produced by legendary slide guitarist Sonny Landreth. Her latest CD, The Nouveau String Band with Marce Lacouture, was released in 2006. To listen to Marce's music online, visit http://www.marcelacouture.com/index.html.


National Endowment for the Arts
Maine Arts Commission
The Davis Family Foundation
New England Foundation for the Arts


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