Food, music part of Acadian Days
The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico Museum and Doucet House will be the site of a magical evening with Island artists on Tuesday, July 28.
The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with a traditional Acadian dinner served by chef Robert Pendergast prepared at the Doucet House’s Outdoor Clay Bake Oven. He will also entertain with stories and music while he bakes.
At 7:30 p.m., Andy and Monique Doucette will provide entertainment. With four children, it’s a wonder that this couple has the time to play, but the piano bench and the fiddle and guitar cases are practically furniture items in their home on the DeBlois Road at the western end of the Island.
With tunes and songs, Monique and Andy present the distinct western Prince Edward Island Acadian style of music with its unique flair and lively feel. Both come from strong musical families and they are tickled to share their legacy with all music lovers.
Also part of the featured entertainment is Kaitlyn Gallant. A 21-year-old who is entering her third year at UPEI as an arts student, she has always had thoughts about majoring in psychology and is starting to think about studying music therapy. She plays guitar, piano and fiddle, but she also loves to sing and step dance. Gallant is proud to call music part of her career, as she has many upcoming performances that she looks forward to sharing with her community.
More information on the event and prices (cash only) can be found by calling 902-963-3168, emailing farmers@ or going to www.farmersbank.ca.
The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico and Doucet House Museums are located at 2188 Church Rd., Route 243 off Route 6, in Rustico.