World Wide Wednesdays@Chelmsford presents:

"DownEast Ceilidh”
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
6:30 - 8 p.m.

at the MacKay Library
43 Newfield St, North Chelmsford

In case of rain concert will be held at the Senior Center
at 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford

"DownEast Ceilidh" is a group of local musicians with roots in the Cape Breton music style who have played together for the last 6 years. Performing regularly at the Canadian American club in Watertown and in various venues around Boston and New Hampshire, these musicians have over 100 years of combined experience playing many of the classic fiddle tunes of Cape Breton Island, Scotland and Ireland. They include:

Joe Cormier - A recipient of the National Endowment on Arts in 1984, Joe has entertained audiences around the world. Raised in Cheticamp Nova Scotia, a small fishing village, Joe began his fiddling career at the age of 5. He is a well known Cape Breton fiddler with roots in both the Acadian tradition and in the Scottish style.

Lloyd Carr – Currently hails from Candia, New Hampshire and has been a piano accompanist to many great fiddlers locally and in Canada. As a regular entertainer at the Canadian American club and around Boston, Loydd is a lifelong aficionado of Celtic Music.

Gordie Aucoin – is a resident of Boxborough, MA and has studied Cape Breton fiddling at the Gaelic College and under John Campbell, another well known Cape Breton fiddler. Gordie’s family is from Terre Noire, a small village on the Western shores of Cape Breton Island; he draws his musical influence from the many fiddlers he has seen at square dances each summer. Gordie has also performed at the Boston Celtic Music Festival.

Dan LeBlanc – A former Chelmsford music student and current resident, Dan is a regular performer at the Canadian American Club. He is a past student of the Gaelic College and the Ceilidh Trail School of Music where he studied with well known fiddlers such as Buddy McMaster, Dougie MacDonald, Kinnon Beaton and Carl MacKenzie.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 978-256-5521, ext 214.

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