Monday, July 05, 2010

Dance, sing at French-Canadian Soirée July 7 in Chassell

CHASSELL -- Dance, sing and celebrate the opening of the Copper Country Strawberry Festival at a French-Canadian Soirée, or traditional evening dance party, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the Chassell Centennial Park pavilion (3rd Street).

Dance to live music by the Thimbleberry Band -- Libby Meyer on fiddle; Anna Gawboy on concertina; Oren Tikkanen on guitar, banjo and vocals; Coleman Segal on mandolin; Matt Durocher on bass; and David Bezotte on piano, accordion and vocals.

Come early to attend a free workshop at 7 p.m. in the park pavilion. Learn French-Canadian folk dances to add to your enjoyment of the evening (taught by Hester Butler), or learn "response" songs in French to sing along with the band (taught by David Bezotte assisted by Maple Sugar Folk).

Admission is free (donations appreciated). Refreshments by Baxter’s Heavenly Hotdogs will be available for purchase.

The event is sponsored by the Chassell Lions Club and the Chassell Historical Organization. For more information, contact David Bezotte at or 482-4956.

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