Enjoy traditional Acadian food
As part of the Acadian Harvest Festival at the Bank of Rustico and Doucet House museums, enjoy an evening of Acadian food prepared by chef Robert Pendergast and/or music with Leon Gallant and Billy MacInnis on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5-9 p.m.
The museums are located at 2188 Church Rd., Route 243N off Route 6 in Rustico.
Chef Robert Pendergast will prepare traditional Acadian food at the Doucet House’s outdoor clay bake oven, 5-7:15 p.m. He will also entertain with stories and music while he bakes. Pre-registration is requested.
This event will be happening rain or shine.
The soirée will begin at 7:30 p.m. Gallant, a multi-instrumentalist from Stanley Bridge, writes and sings with country, folk and East Coast influences. His music is kitchen style to get feet tapping, and his songs are influenced by down home people, places and stories.
CDs such as “Songs from the Shanty”, “down by the bay” and “Between the Jigs and the Reels” capture the pride and joy Islanders have for their Island and their roots.
MacInnis, a well-known Island fiddler, has a number of CDs, including “The Fiddler from P.E.I.” and “Fiddle Fingers”.
A third-generation fiddler, he has been entertaining from an early age, recording his first album when he was 13. He has shared the stage with many talented artists, including Stompin’ Tom Connors for nine years.
The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico Museum is wheelchair accessible and air conditioned.
More information about the events and prices (cash only) is at 902-963-3168, farmers@ pei.aibn.com or www.farmersbank.ca.