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Fiddle concert at Franco Center Oct. 29


Dozens of fiddlers perform in concert at the Franco Center.

The Franco Center will present the trademark toe-tapping music of Fiddle-icious at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Fiddle-icious is a community-based orchestra whose members are determined to preserve the cultural heritage of Maine’s traditional fiddle music, dances, and songs passed down from Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors.

The members of Fiddle-icious are part of a larger fellowship that strives to bring joy and purpose to all who participate—all while keeping the musical tradition alive and thriving. The orchestra is directed by master fiddler Don Roy and accompanied by Cindy Roy on piano.

Special guests include Matt and Erica Brown Shipman, and the sibling act of Rossby, Elsie, and Oliver Arnott.

The audience will hear fiddles, guitars, flutes, banjos, tin whistles, accordions, cellos, violas, mandolins, harps, stand-up bass and other instruments. The orchestra’s music is scored for beginner to advanced players, creating a full, rich sound.

Roy and his wife, Cindy grew up in French-Canadian families where music was an integral part of their lives. Fiddle-icious grew out of their desire to share their knowledge with others, foster community through music and keep their musical heritage alive.

To view the 2009 documentary short, “Fiddle-icious – Community of Music,” produced by the Salt Institute, log on to

Tickets can be purchased through the Franco Center’s box office in person from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays or call 207-689-2000. Ticket purchases can also be made online at


Advance tickets $25; at the door $30.

Doors and cash bar open at 1 p.m. Concert is at 2 p.m. The Franco Center is at 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston. Handicap access is on the Lincoln Street Alley side of the building. Parking is in the mill lot across the street. Additional parking, should the mill lot be full, is in the city-owned Lincoln St. Lot on the corner of Lincoln and Oxford streets; in the parking garage at the corner of Lincoln and Chestnut streets; and in the Lincoln St. Lot across from F.X. Marcotte.

Doors and cash bar open at 1:00 PM. Concert starts at 2:00 PM.

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