Mu­sic, com­edy and food aplenty fea­tured at Acadian Mu­si­cal Vil­lage this sum­mer

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Visi­tors and Is­lan­ders will be able to get their fill of lively Acadian mu­sic, hi­lar­i­ous com­edy and de­li­cious food when they visit the pop­u­lar Acadian Mu­si­cal Vil­lage this sum­mer.

“We will present you with one of the best slate of events we’ve ever had at the Acadian Mu­si­cal Vil­lage,” sayspres­i­dent Mar­cel Bernard.

“We are over­joyed to be able to present on our stages some of P.E.I.’s best Acadian per­form­ers, both mu­si­cal and the­atri­cal, to pro­vide you an op­por­tu­nity you to dis­cover and ex­pe­ri­ence our rich Acadian cul­ture. It is there­fore a great plea­sure to in­vite ev­ery­one to come and visit us.”

From Mon­days to Fri­days, noon to 4 p.m., in Ti-Manuel’s Barn, Gadelle will meet with visi­tors and per­form two 45-minute shows, at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. This su­per-group is formed of fid­dler Louise Arse­nault and gui­tar-key­board player He­len Bergeron (both for­mer mem­bers of the group Bara­chois), along with singer Caro­line Bernard (formerly of Les Girls) and bass player Rémi Arse­nault (formerly of Vishten).

Each week, the Acadian Mu­si­cal Vil­lage of­fers three nights of “V’nez veiller” din­nerthe­atre show, start­ing in midJuly with three acts of com­edy and mu­sic, in­ter­spersed with a four-course meal. Ad­vance reser­va­tions are re­quired. “The Belle of the Ball, by Wayne Ro­bichaud, will play Tues­days at 6:30 p.m., July 18 to Aug. 22, and

on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, 6:30 p.m., “Re­tour au fou-foyer” by Ray­mond J. Arse­nault hits the main stage, July 20 to Aug. 30.

Ev­ery Satur­day from July 8 to Aug. 26 (as well as July 21) will be Kids’ Day at the Acadian Mu­si­cal Vil­lage. Be­tween 1 and 3 p.m., two 45-minute shows will be per­formed by young P.E.I. per­form­ers, in­clud­ing the trio of “Janelle, Colby & Brit­ney”, the band Paloude and the duo of Con­nie and Judy Yun. Other per­form­ers will be |con­firmed over the com­ing weeks.

A va­ri­ety of other fes­tiv­i­ties and cel­e­bra­tions will also be held on the grounds through­out the sum­mer. In ad­di­tion, those who would like to dis­cover mag­nif­i­cent works of art by Acadian artists are wel­comed to visit “La ga­lerie La Pal­ette”, lo­cated on the ter­race.

When visi­tors and lo­cals are hun­gry, they can visit the RestoBar La Trappe any­time be­tween 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. for some ter­rific Acadian or seafood dishes. Or, visi­tors may also want to buy some fresh baked goods from La Galette blanche bakery, also lo­cated on site.


Gadelle will be en­ter­tain­ing visi­tors at the Acadian Mu­si­cal Vil­lage all sum­mer long. This fan­tas­tic group is formed of, from left, Louise Arse­nault, Rémi Arse­nault, Caro­line Bernard and He­len Bergeron.

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