Musical Experience (free)

Monday to Friday in the Acadian Musical Village; two incredible shows presented by our finest musicians. Admission by donation.


Gadelle Music Shows

(French Music/Bilingual dialogue)

The Village musical acadien will again host music shows this summer by the fantastic group Gadelle, a traditional but still relevant Acadian band from the Evangeline area that will soon release its second album. Its fiddler Louise Arsenault and organist-singer Hélène Bergeron are former members of the internationally acclaimed groups Barachois and Les Girls. Its singer-guitarist-accordionist Caroline Bernard and its multi-instrumentalist Rémi Arsenault have also performed on stages around the world with various groups.

All musicians of vast experience, the members of Gadelle dance and play with joy, conviction and ferocity while putting on one heck of a show! The sound is Acadian, the songs are in French, the banter is bilingual... the spirit of Acadia is alive and well! Their show is well rehearsed and ready to energize the crowd.

Gadelle offers two different shows per day, one at 1:30 p.m. and one at 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, from July 6 to August 27, in La Grange à Ti-Manuel. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.


Ti-Manuel and Leah

This year, we have visitors at the Village musical acadien! Two popular people from the region, Ti-Manuel and Leah Maddix, are present to entertain you. Ti-Manuel, played by actor, singer and musician Jonathan Arsenault, and Leah, played by singer and musician Jeanette MacLellan, welcome you on the terrace from Tuesday to Friday, in the afternoon, starting July 6. They can't wait to meet you and entertain you with song and music as well as a monologue by Leah and a dialogue between Ti-Manuel and Mrs Fiset, a fictional character played by singer Mia Bernard.

Playwright Paul D. Gallant wrote the dialogue between Ti-Manuel and Mrs. Fiset, while historian Georges Arsenault wrote Leah's monologue, based on the stories he collected from the real lady for his book "Par un dimanche au soir : Léah Maddix, chanteuse et conteuse acadienne," which he published in 1993.

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