THE THIRD SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Christ Episcopal Church, Covington
120 S. New Hampshire Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433

Mid-City Aces bring Cajun sound to 3rd Sunday Concert on Nov. 20

The Mid-City Aces will bring their brand of Cajun music to the Nov. 20th edition of the Third Sunday Concert Series at Christ Episcopal Church, Covington. With ties to Breaux Bridge and New Orleans, the group is composed of young accordion master Cameron Dupuy; his dad, Michael Dupuy on rhythm guitar; and, Gina Forsyth on fiddle. They play music that is fresh, bold, acoustic and firmly traditional.

Their sound has traveled as far as the Sugar Maple Festival in Madison, Wis., and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York and as near as Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, the Abita Springs Opry and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Their debut album, released in 2015, features Cajun standards like “La Valse de la Belle” and “Eunice Two-Step” and originals like “Breaux Bridge Hot Step,” a nod to Forsyth’s hometown.

Cameron Dupuy, born and raised in New Orleans, picked up the Cajun accordion at age 11 and began performing and recording at age 14. In 2010 the youngster was invited to play Festivals Acadiens et Creoles. He and his band, The Cajun Troubadours, are now a regular feature at the festival and his accordion is heard far and wide on Cajun radio.

His father, Michael Dupuy, is considered to be a master of the Cajun rhythm guitar. He played the guitar and electric bass from an early age along with his cousin Bruce Daigrepont, a noted Cajun music artist, and played for several years in Daigrepont’s band as well as an early version of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

Forsyth is a fiddler, singer/songwriter and guitarist who lives in Breaux Bridge. She is a longtime fiddler with Daigrepont’s Cajun band and other Cajun artists, including Sheryl Cormier, Paul Daigle and Waylon Thibodeaux. She has toured with the Cajun rock band Mamou and performed and taught Cajun fiddle at Fiddle Tunes, in Port Townsend, Wash., Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia and at Cajun Heritage Week in Louisiana.

The Third Sunday Concert series, now in its 32nd year, is an outreach of Christ Episcopal Church, Covington. The one-hour concerts are free and open to the public and are followed by a wine and light hors d’oeuvres reception in the Parish Hall for the performers and audience. The performances begin at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) in the main church building.

The 2022-2023 Third Sunday Concert Series will also include the always popular Christmas Brass on Dec. 18; Opus Vocal Ensemble on Jan. 15; classical pianist Peter Collins on Feb. 19; Concert of Winds performed by faculty of Southeastern Louisiana University on April 16; and, Opera Festa on May 21.

The Third Sunday Concert series, now in its 32nd year, is an outreach of Christ Episcopal Church, Covington. The one-hour concerts are free and open to the public and are followed by a wine and light hors d’oeuvres reception in the Parish Hall for the performers and audience. The performances begin at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) in the main church building.

Christ Episcopal Church is located at 120 S. New Hampshire, near the Covington downtown area and just before the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park. The handicap accessible entrance to the sanctuary is located on the park side of the main church.

For more information call 985.892.3177.

Cajun band Mid-City Aces, with Michael Dupuy on rhythm guitar, Gina Forsyth on fiddle and Cameron Dupuy on accordion, will be featured at the Third Sunday Concert at Christ Episcopal Church on Nov. 20.