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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Acadian Fiddle

  • 2016
  • Music
Gus La Casse is a 15-year-old classically trained violinist and inspired fiddler with a love for the traditional Cape Breton and Acadian genres. He was the 2014 student in residence at The Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts. As part of the residency, Gus performed in the Acadian music duo Août Gris, appearing in a Canadian international television broadcast from the Congrès Mondial Acadian 2014. As a featured performer at the 13th Annual Boston Celtic Music Festival in January 2016, Gus was honored and humbled to take the legendary Club Passim stage. Gus performs as a solo artist and with the Young Tradition Vermont Touring Group, and his second CD of traditional music was recorded with James Prendergast at Millpond Studios and released in June 2015.