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Gus La Casse
July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $15
…a natural-born fiddle player…whose energy would power a small city.”
-Peter Sutherland, Artistic Director, Young Tradition Vermont
We agree. This winter Gus journeyed to Georgetown for a raucous show that inspired more than a little dancing. We can’t wait to introduce him to our summer visitors with this all acoustic show!
Described as a folk fiddler with both speed and savage energy, Gus La Casse’s repertoire reflects his innovative spirit and dedication to the Cape Breton and Acadian fiddle traditions, playing both standards of the genre and his original material.
Based in Downeast Maine, Gus maintains an active performance schedule as a solo artist and with other musicians including guitarist Peter Lindquist, rock-to-world-music band Big Tree and a contra dance trio.
Gus’ music has also taken him beyond Maine. He was the 2014 student in residence at The Acadia School of Traditional Music, appearing on the Canadian international television broadcast from the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014. He traveled to Ireland as part of the Young Tradition Vermont touring group in 2016, and has enjoyed playing the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. You can see him on stage HERE.
Read more about Gus in the Bangor Daily News!
He will be joined onstage by guitarist Eamon Sefton. Eamon has performed at Boston Celtic Music Festival in 2011 and 2012 with the band Chasing Redbird, and been selected by Maeve Gilchrist as guitar accompanist for the Berklee Advanced Celtic Ensemble. He has just returned from Scotland where he explored Scottish traditional music at first hand. Eamon is a 10-year alumnus of Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School, and he will be joining their faculty as guitar teacher this summer.
Doors open at 6 PM, Concert at 7 PM. This week’s dinner option is a nice chicken jambalaya with side salad! Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door – add dinner for $15 more!