Don Roy Trio
Wednesday - September, 08 @ 7:30pm
IRISH NIGHT AT BLUE presents The Don Roy Trio!
Tap your Feet, Smile a While, Jig Your Way Home!
We’ll be playing some of our favorite French, Celtic and Original tunes, all music we have not performed live in the past.
Don& Cindy Roy’s music is deeply rooted in two strains of Franco-Americantradition – Quebecois (from Canada’s Province of Quebec) and Acadian (from theMaritime provinces of Canada) – significant to the heritage of New England’srobust French-Canadian communities. Uncle Lucien (Lou) Mathieu, awell-known fiddler in Franco-American circles, introduced Don to the fiddlewhen he was 15 and became Don’s musical mentor. Only one year after picking upthe fiddle, Don won his first fiddle competition. He has since been namedwinner of numerous fiddle contests, including the Massachusetts and Maine StateChampionships.
In2018 Don and Cindy were honored to receive the National Heritage FellowshipAward from the National Endowment For the Arts, our nations highest honor givento traditional musicians.
JoiningDon and Cindy is Jay Young on Upright Bass. Jay has depth in many music genresand is particularly deep in traditional music. He has been performing with Donand Cindy for nearly 4 decades.
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.