Don Roy Ensemble Press Kit


Don Roy Ensemble biography – short, medium & long versions (PDF)

Contact Information

114 Plummer Road,
Gorham, ME 04038

(c) 207-899-5333

Press Reviews

from The Eastport Arts Center

“Called “the quintessential Downeast fiddler” by Bau Graves, director of the Old Town School of Folk Music, Don Roy has garnered honors beyond counting, though his three Individual Artist Fellowships (1994, 2001 and 2008) from the Maine Arts Commission, given for excellence in the pursuit of traditional arts, must be noted.”

from The Berlin Daily Sun

“Don has been a member of many successful groups including Bluegrass, Irish and French and directed the popular Maine French Fiddlers for its duration. Under his management for 11 years, the Maine French Fiddlers, a large fiddle orchestra played such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, The Barns at Wolf Trap, on the radio program “A Prairie Home Companion” and the National Folk Festival in Lowell, Mass.”

from The Bangor Daily News

“This performance is an incredible opportunity to see this married duo of outstanding musicians in Washington County. Hailing from roots deep in the Maritimes and Quebec, the Roy’s musical passion lies with the French Canadian tradition followed closely by Celtic music.”

from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

“Mr. Roy has received Fellowship awards from the state of Maine in 1994 and 2001 for excellence in traditional music. His CD Thanks for the Lift earned a nomination for the National Heritage Award.”


Saco River Theatre/Downeast Fiddle Jamboree 2013/Don Roy Ensemble

The Man with the Beautiful Spirit

Don Roy Trio – The Asthmatic Waltz/Reel Beatrice