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Photo, Print, Drawing Les Violons d'Acadie, Madawaska, Maine

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  • Les Violons d'Acadie, Madawaska, Maine


  • Brassieur, C. Ray (Research team member)
  • Ornstein, Lisa (Research team member)
  • Whitman, David A., 1950- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • Madawaska, Maine, June 28, 1991


  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Madawaska


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs


  • -  Index data: These images document Les Violons d'Acadie, a concert/dance held as part of the annual Acadian Festival in Madawaska, ME. The event was held in a large hall known as the Multi-purpose Building. A number of local musicians, as well as a group of Acadian musicians from New Brunswick who now live in Massachusetts, performed; 2-5, Fiddle and guitar music; musicians unknown; 6-8, People danced a variety of styles, mostly couples dances; there were a few line dances in the course of the evening; 9, Sign-up table for the Canard Race, a toy duck race that is also part of the Acadian Festival; 10-12, Field coordinator Ray Brassieur talks with Arcady Richard, a carpenter by trade who also performs traditional step-dance. Mr. Richard is a native of New Brunswick who now resides in Massachusetts; 13-17, ???????, a band which provided back-up for many of the fiddlers, and also performed some songs themselves; 18-24, Dancers; 25, Fieldworkers Howard Marshall and Lisa Ornstein at the table with recording gear; 26-29, Musicians jam in the lobby outside the main hall; 30-31, The event drew a good crowd32 Event organizer Paul LeBlanc has a word with the folks on stage; 33-34, Another fiddler; 35-36, Audience; note the members of the Keystone Kops, a local volunteer organization, in the center of the frame (dark uniforms and helmets); 36a, Selling souvenirs


  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-B021-61427
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-B021-61427

Source Collection

  • Maine Acadian Cultural Survey collection (AFC 1991/029)


  • American Folklife Center

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Credit line: Maine Acadian Cultural Survey collection (AFC 1991/029), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Les Violons d'Acadie, Madawaska, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine Madawaska, 1991. Madawaska, Maine. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R., Ornstein, L. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Les Violons d'Acadie, Madawaska, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine Madawaska, 1991. Madawaska, Maine. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Les Violons d'Acadie, Madawaska, Maine. Madawaska, Maine. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.