Cajun, Quebecoise music onstage in Unity

Posted Sept. 12, 2011, at 2:31 p.m.

UNITY — Ti’ Acadie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.15, at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St.

Ti’ Acadie is French for “a little Acadia.” Band members are Pam Weeks on fiddle, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, piano, guitar, Celtic harp, vocals; Jim Joseph on button accordion, five-string banjo, mandolin, jaw harp, feet, percussion, vocals; Bill Olson on guitar, bass, vocals, calling. They play Quebecoise, old-time and New England dance tunes for contradances, school events, parties and weddings, Cajun dance tunes and songs for Cajun dancing and all the previously mentioned gigs. They sing the songs in three-part harmony. As the band name implies they do a lot of North American French music and like being a link between Northern Acadian music and Southern Cajun music.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at http://www.unitymaine.org or at the door. There will be a pre-jam session beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring your instruments. For more information, call 948-7469.

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