Réveil returning to Acadian Festival for eighth time

To play at Evangeline and Gabriel Dance Sept. 5

Reveil low resABRAM-VILLAGE – Aug. 25, 2015 – There is one reason and one reason only why band Réveil from New Brunswick’s Kent region, is returning for an eighth year to play at the Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival in Abram-Village.

« The people who participate in our festival every year simply adore Réveil and beg us to get them back year after year, » confirms Exhibition and Festival president Alcide Bernard. « The band always provides us with an evening of extremely lively music, including well-known Acadian songs, its own popular compositions as well as great country tunes – all performed in French. When Réveil plays, we know we’re going to be able to attract a large crowd and that we’re going to have a high-quality party on our hands. »

As well, Réveil’s musicians really enjoy the atmosphere and the welcome they receive when they come to Abram-Village. So it is a pleasure for them to come back.

This year, the band will play at the Evangeline and Gabriel Dance on Saturday, Sept. 5, starting at 10 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Réveil, now recognized as one of the most popular bands in Acadia, was formed in 2006. The band is currently made up of Maurice Johnson on bass, Joey McKinnon on drums, Brian Hébert on electric guitar, Denise Daigle on fiddle, Richard Bourque on acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo, Kevin Arsenault on acoustic guitar and vocals and Nancy Blanchard on vocals.

Throughout the years, they’ve recorded three albums: Sans problem (2007), Ah! Qu’il faut beau! (2009) and On y va!!! (2012). All original songs are by the brother-and-sister duo of Kevin Arsenault and Nancy Blanchard. Their music has often played on Acadian francophone radio stations, especially throughout New Brunswick.



CUTLINE: The band Réveil will present its lively brand of Acadian-country music at the Evangeline and Gabriel Dance, part of the Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival, Saturday, Sept. 5, starting at 10 p.m. at the Evangeline Recreation Centre in Abram-Village.


For more information:
Alcide Bernard, president
Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival