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Musical Legacy of the Acadian People

Music and song have always been an important part of Acadian culture. The Acadians brought hundreds of old French songs, many of which were originally accompanied by dances, to each region of the Maritime provinces in which they settled from 1538 - 1758.

Acadia (French: Acadie) was a colony of New France in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day Maine to the Kennebec River. During much of the 17th and early 18th centuries, Norridgewock on the Kennebec River and Castine at the end of the Penobscot River were the southern-most settlements of Acadia. The actual specification by the French government for the territory refers to lands bordering the Atlantic coast, roughly between the 40th and 46th parallels. Later, the territory was divided into the British colonies which became Canadian provinces and American states. The population of Acadia included members of the Wabanaki Confederacy and descendants of emigrants from Fran…

Buy a 12 pack of Fiddle Lessons, and take 10% off!

If you sign up for 12 fiddle lessons, you can take 10% off the total!  That's $78!!

Fiddle lessons are available Fridays and Sundays at Downtown Sounds in Northampton, online using Skype or Hangouts, and may be available at your location.

Use the contact form on the side bar to connect, or call 413-561-2275 any time

Booking Service

We are a New England-based booking agency that provides live music and DJs for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversary parties, corporate events, private parties, clubs, festivals, schools and colleges, concerts, coffeehouses and other special events.

Serving Massachusetts (MA), Connecticut (CT), New Hampshire (NH), Rhode Island (RI), Vermont (VT), and New York (NY).


Traditional Irish Pub/Ceilidh Music
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The Americana Project
Bluegrass, Old Time, Western Swing, Acoustic Country
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Adam's Klezmer Orchestra
Klezmer, Balkan, Jazz, Swing

The Springfield Mandolin Orchestra
Classical, Pops, Traditional Mandolin
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Fiddle Hill
Traditional Fiddle Music
(Celtic, Irish, French-Canadian, Scottish, New England)
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Don't see what you're looking for?

We also book solo instruments (violin, piano, harp, guitar, etc.), duos, trios, quartets, as well as many other bands not listed here. Just tell us what you're looking for and we'll let …