Food, mu­sic part of Aca­dian Days

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FEATURES/COMMUNITY -

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.

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