Benefit Concert for Acadian artist couple
On January 7 at 7:30 p.m., the Dieppe Arts and Culture Center will welcome an impressive line-up of artists who will perform to raise funds to help a couple of Acadian artists. A few days before Christmas, on December 21, Marie Andrée Gaudet and Edouard Lionet’s home in Cap-Pelé, in southeastern New Brunswick, was completely destroyed by fire. This young couple of Acadian artists literally lost everything. In addition to seeing their house go up in flames in the space of a few minutes due to the high winds that day, they lost some thirty precious musical instruments and technical equipment important to their careers, all their personal belongings and their three cats. Artists Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard, of the duo Sirène et Matelot, decided to mobilize a few Acadian artist friends to organize a benefit show. The artists taking to the stage at the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre include Lisa LeBlanc, Marie Andrée Gaudet, Lennie Gallant, Maggie Savoie, Sirène et Matelot, Kit, Louise and Mathias Goguen, Caroline Savoie, and Monique Poirier. Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1134253341069846. Tickets: epasslive.com/greniermusique.