SOUTH CARTHAGE – New England Celtic Arts will present Multi-award winning Canadian fiddler Samantha Robichaud at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 13 in So. Carthage, Maine starting at 7 p.m.. A pre-show jam will start at 6:30 p.m.; audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam for a few minutes with the artists.
With over 200 awards to her credit, at 21 Samantha Robichaud is classed as one of Canada’s best. Samantha has evolved a smooth unique feel and sound to her fiddle playing and sweet singing style. Her vivacious personality and lively youthful presentation truly presents her as an exceptionally talented upcoming force to be reckoned with. With the addition of Acadian roots her playing is further enriched through a deep love and respect of her cultural background.
In 2005, Samantha’s fourth recording, Vivacious, received two East Coast Music Awards nominations in the Instrumental Artist & Roots/Traditional Categories. She also placed 2nd in the Teen Category (Elmos Reel) in the International Songwriting Competition 2004, with Honorable Mention in the Instrumental Category (Vivacious). Her passion, desire and drive have led her to achieve incredible success in just a short time. In March 2005 Samantha played 8 dates with Dave Gunning and Lennie Gallant that included notable venues such as the Bluebird Café in Nashville and the Knitting Factory NYC.
Sam has performed on many prestigious stages including the Grand Ole Opry, Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville, the Calgary Stampede new artist stage and youth stage, Klondike days in Edmonton, the nationally broadcast CBC TV East Coast Music Awards show, CBC Acadian World Congress Closing Show, “A Musical Maritime Odyssey” on the Vision Channel and a truly exciting accomplishment came when Sam was invited to perform for Queen Elizabeth II during her last Canadian visit in 2002. This is just a snapshot of a long list of accomplishments, an already bright career for such a lovely young musician.
Skye Theatre is located 3 miles West of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Rd and US RT. 2 in South Carthage. Ticket price is $10 at the door. Reservations are required for this show. Call New England Celtic Arts at (207) 562-4445 for reservations and directions. More information: www.necelticarts.com