ABRAM-VILLAGE - The Expo-Festival Centre will present the Christmas production of “An Acadian Down-Home Christmas”, featuring many well-known Acadian artists from the Evangeline region next Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall.
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This annual Christmas show will attempt to spread Christmas cheer through a variety of carols, modern and original songs, and traditional stories and memories of what it means to celebrate Christmas down home with family and friends.
Patricia Richard is well known through the Maritimes as the angelic voice of the world-renowned Acadian production “Ode à l’Acadie,” a production that has been on stages as far away as Africa and France.
Caroline Bernard was a part of the musical production “Come-All-Ye” at the Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Mackenzie Theatre in 2012. A strong vocalist, it’s with her passionate vibrating voice that she wins everyone’s heart.
Louise Arsenault is the 2009 Golden Fiddle recipient awarded by the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree and has established herself as one of P.E.I.’s most popular fiddlers.
Marcella Richard is well known all over the Maritimes for her Acadian and country music singing. Having several albums to her credit, her harmonious voice and incredible talent has brought her to many Canadian stages as well as in Europe.
Remi Arsenault is a multi-instrumentalist especially known as a bassist and acoustic guitar player. He was named Music P.E.I.’s Musician of the Year in 2010. He travels the country and Europe as a sideman with renowned P.E.I. and Maritime artists.
Wayne Robichaud is a drummer with various local bands and brings his energy to dance halls on weekends. He is also the mastermind behind the unique comedic Acadian dinner theatre at the Centre Expo-Festival during the summer.
Making a special appearance on the Acadian Down-Home Christmas Show will be Acadian singer-songwriter Jeannita Bernard who has participated in the recording of several albums (including a Christmas album) and has played in shows throughout Canada and Europe.
Joining the musicians on stage will be a group of young step-dancers from the Evangeline region.
The performance will take place Dec. 22 at 7 p.m., at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall.
For more information, call 854-3300 or 854-2324. Storm date will be Monday, Dec. 23.