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Michèle Choinière, backed by the Don Roy Trio
Franco American Heritage Center
Lewiston, ME
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Michèle Choinière, backed by the Don Roy Trio
Michèle Choinière was born into a musical Franco-American family in northern Vermont, and from an early age performed traditional music with her father, Fabio. In 1995, she began composing her own songs and has performed to audiences throughout the Northeastern U.S., Quebec, and France. Her lyrics focus on nature, romance, and social issues connected to being Franco-American. Among other accolades, Michèle has appeared at the American Folk Festival, Lowell Folk Festival, Great Lakes Folk Festival, and Tadoussac Folk Festival. She is a Smithsonian Folkways Recording Artist, and was the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Governor's Heritage Award.

Michele's performances blend Franco-American and Quebecois folk songs, original compositions and French standards (e.g. Edith Piaf). Michele has released two CDs: La Violette (2010) and Coeur Fragile (2003). You can find Michele on Facebook, as well as at

At the forefront of the Franco American community in the Greater Portland area, one finds the musical duo of Don and Cindy Roy who have long entertained audiences in the Southern Maine area and beyond. The third member of the trio is Jay Young who plays upright bass with the group.  Performances by the Don Roy Trio in 2004 included the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Their Library of Congress performance was reviewed by the Maine Arts Commission.  Previous concerts include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, The Barns at Wolf Trap, 2 appearances with Garrison Keillor and 2 performances at the National Folk Festival to name a few.



Franco American Heritage Center
46 Cedar St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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