Side By Each features two powerful musical couples, Don and Cindy Roy and Matt Shipman and Erica Brown.The roots run deep in Side By Each as Don and Cindy Roy’s music goes back in each of their families to the Canadian Maritimes and Quebec. In 2018, they were awarded a National Heritage Fellowship Award as leading exponents in Franco-American traditional music in Maine. Erica Brown grew up studying fiddle with Don from the age of 8 for many years. A virtuosic fiddler and singer herself, of not only Franco- American music but now bluegrass as well, she fits right in with Don and Cindy like they have never stopped playing. Matt Shipman is not only an interpreter of traditional music of which he has studied and played for many years, but also weaves that love of tradition into his singing and solid accompaniment with bouzouki and guitar. Together with Don and Erica’s fiddling, Cindy’s rhythmic piano, foot work and step dancing, Matt’s guitar and bouzouki work, and Matt and Erica’s vocals, they bring a lively show to audiences across the US and Canada.
The concert will be outdoors, on the grass! Bring a blanket or a chair. There is a suggested donation of $20, per guest, at the “door”. Free to folks over age 80 or under age 18.
This concert is part of the Peaks Island House Concert Series. The Series was started by Ellen Mahoney and Ed Darany, with the goal of bringing world class acoustic roots musicians to Peaks Island for the sheer joys of sharing something beautiful with the world. They welcome people to share an outdoor live performance from the Tiny Porch Stage at their home on Wharf Cove.
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Note for folks coming from the mainland: The 5:35 ferry from Portland gives plenty of time for you to gather friends and some provisions and walk around the backshore of the Island to see the show. Walking or biking is encouraged. Parking is very limited.