Concert series continues
Lisa Ornstein, Ivan and Vivian Hicks, 112 Accords et Les Frères Bouchard and Rick Sparkes take the stage for the sixth show of the Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series this Sunday.
There will also be step dancing by Olivia Bruce, Pierrette Arsenault, and Colby Arsenault and Britney Arsenault.
Six young women from the Évangéline area form the group 112 Accords, a group that explodes with energy on stage. During the school year 20162017, 112 Accords joined forces with Les Frères Bouchard; this brings a stronger dynamic to the group. Together, they recorded their first EP called “L’Acadie c’est ma maison” and are now known as 112 Accords et Les Frères Bouchard.
Ornstein is a virtuoso on the violin. This former member of the popular Québécois group La Bottine Souriante spent countless hours during her 12 years in this group playing music with numerous musicians in kitchens and dance halls. She has Ivan and Vivian Hicks are among the performers for a concert Aug. 6 in Mont-Carmel.
performed on numerous stages across North America and Europe playing music with some of the best Québécois artists. Her music appears on a number of La Bottine Souriante’s albums as well as on André Marchand’s and Normand Miron’s albums.
Sparkes, a writer and musician, won the 2016 Milton Acorn Poetry Prize and is nominated
for the 2017 Creative Non-Fiction Award, both of which are presented as part of the annual Island Literary Awards ceremony. His first EP, entitled “Dirty, Little Love Songs,” was recorded and produced by Brent Chaisson at Studio Dimanche and was released this past May.
Ivan Hicks, member of the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame, has been playing music for over 70 years. This renowned composer is an ambassador for Atlantic Canada’s heritage and is the co-founder of the Riverview Arts Centre. Ivan has been sharing the stage with his wife, Vivian, for a number of years, and together, they have received numerous awards and prizes. Pierrette Arsenault as well as Colby Arsenault and Britney Arsenault will step dance to the sounds of their traditional music.
The concert, sponsored by The Co-operators and presented in collaboration with the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree and the Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, will start at 7 p.m., and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel) open at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited.
During the evening, there will be 50/50 tickets for sale and a canteen. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for members of the cooperative, $5 for students and free for preschoolers. The 2017 lineup is at www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com.