Canadian trio Cecilia performs later this month at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House. Courtesy of Boothbay Harbor Opera House

Traditional music that causes a wonderful stir and fills to overflowing every venue — that is Cécilia! Widely recognized as three of Canada’s finest musicians, Timi Turmel, Erin Leahy and Louis Schryer — who together make up the trio Cecilia — will take the stage at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House Saturday, Aug. 12.

They bring the best of many musical worlds together in their explorations of traditional, Celtic and Quebecois music. Their pieces are highlighted with influences from contemporary, classical, jazz and swing styles. Cécilia’s recent debut album “Accent” is an offering full of vibrant rhythms and melodies, all resonating with a warmth and richness of expression.

Around the world, Timi Turmel is considered a master of the accordion. He grew up in a family of talented musicians, including his father, Jean-Marc, and his uncle, Robin, who inspired in Turmel a deep passion for the instrument.

Crowned Quebecois Champion for three consecutive years, Turmel went on to join Mackinaw, the distinguished Quebecois company of traditional dance. For many years, in his role not only as accordionist but also as pianist and musical director, Turmel played in festivals all over Europe.

Multi-award-winning Canadian champion Louis Schryer stands out as one of this generation’s most sought-after fiddle players. He is both the only eight-time Canadian Fiddle Champion and the only artist to hold the title of four-time Grand Masters Fiddle Champion.

Canadian musician, composer and arranger Erin Leahy has earned a reputation for her talent and versatility. She is a powerhouse on the piano, playing traditional, Celtic, ragtime, classical and jazz-influenced music. Erin also plays violin. As a member of the internationally renowned Canadian band LEAHY, Erin and her siblings have enjoyed a long and distinguished musical career. They have worldwide sales of more than half a million albums and have received numerous awards, including three JUNOS. With extensive touring, their sound and spirit have garnered fans from around the globe.

Advance tickets are $20, but the price increases to $25 on the day of the show. Call the box office at (207) 633-5159 or purchase online at Doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 7:30 p.m. The Opera House is located at 86 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor.

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