Terre pis Ciel

Franco Festival of
Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls

August 7, 2004

2004 - Performers
  • The Don Roy Trio
    Features Don Roy, champion fiddler with roots in French Canadian tradition followed closely by Celtic music and Cindy Roy, whose piano accompaniment and "rhythmic feet" add enthusiasm to the music. With Jay Young on upright bass, this talented trio will entertain you with a blend of fiddle and piano style common to traditional musicians of Maine.
  • La Grand' Débâcle
    Internationally known for its dynamic and jovial style of traditional music from the Beauce region in Québec. Martin Savoie, Mario Boutin, André Bonneville, Guimond Cyr, and Pierre Grenier will both thrill and bewitch you with their magic of their music.
  • Hightower and Sparks
    Known for their original plays, papier maché creations and wooden replicas of New Orleans tombs. Their one-act play is based on conversations with Franco-American farmers. They would like to thank Elaine, Maryette, Laurianne and Romeo Castonguay for their time and insight as well as Michael Parent and Greg Boardman for their music. You may also want to check Micheal and Greg's CD Chantons--Let's Sing in French and English. Their art work is on display at the Sugar Wood Gallery in Farmington, Maine
  • Fred Legere
    Born in New Brunswick, Canada, and now resides in Jay, Maine. His "t-bonhomme de bois", wooden twins attached to a stick that he makes dance by bouncing them on a wooden slat, were featured at the Manchester, N.H. Franco-American Center. He called for the square dances at Norland's for 27 years. He is accompanied on guitar by Adele St.Pierre.
  • The Moose Creek Cloggers
    Agroup of high-energy ladies hailing from the towns of Livermore, Wilton, Farmington and Skowhegan. Their traditional French Canadian dances will be a treat for the eyes and the ears.
  • The Muddy Bottoms
    Composed of Carl Legere, Maurice Bélanger, Ned Derod and Jim Roy. this quartet will have you tapping their feet to traditional French Canadian reels and jigs.
  • Josée Vachon
    Born in Quebec and raised in Maine, she has performed for audiences in Quebec, the US, Germany, New Brunswick and France. Through her music, which is both traditional and contemporary folk, she will be sharing her Franco-American upbringing.

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