Con­cert se­ries con­tin­ues

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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