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the band

FRANTICALLY ATLANTIC (Don Rigley and Michelle Daigle) is a musical duo  based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

With a broad repertoire of traditional and original songs, tunes and yarns (Celtic, Acadian and beyond), Don and Michelle celebrate Atlantic Canada and leave their audiences wanting more!


In their combined history of performing they have served up their bill of fare in the Maritimes, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, New England and Ireland toting tin whistle, fiddle, guitar, bodhran, spoons, hammered dulcimer and bouzouki... with an occasional side dish of accordion, banjo, doumbek and mbira! 


Michelle and Don also conduct workshops for young and old alike in music, dance, storytelling, drama and Atlantic Canadian culture.


They have performed in kitchens, barns, ballrooms, pubs, churches, restaurants, gardens, theatres, train stations, train platforms, camp grounds, elevators, and cemeteries. And they have created moveable shindigs on boats, trains, buses, hay wagons and escalators.


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