The 2013 Thursdays in the Park Concert Series continues its weekly summer series with a performance of French Canadian fiddle music by Daniel Boucher and Friends. The free concert takes place Thursday, August 22 from 6:30-7:15 in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park garden (33 William Street). In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors. The Thursday Evenings in the Park concerts take place each week during the summer, with the last concert taking place on August 29.
Daniel Boucher, first Generation Franco-American, fiddler, singer, and traditional-style composer has revitalized French Canadian folk music in Connecticut by organizing very popular soirées, dance parties, and seasonal celebrations including his annual Maple Sugar Party. Boucher grew up in a French-Canadian family that settled in Bristol and developed a passion for the musical traditions of Québec and New England, absorbing fiddle tunes and songs from his family and community and apprenticing to master musicians. Daniel is joined by friends who share the passion of their culture with a comedic approach to connecting with their audiences.