Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present three very different concerts  beginning with an evening with Cynthia MacLeod Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Cynthia MacLeod

From her home base in tiny Prince Edward Island, Canada, fiddling sensation MacLeod has built an international reputation that is expanding around the globe. This reputation was founded in raw talent, nurtured by boundless energy and polished to a gleaming finish by a touring schedule that has taken her across Canada, through New England and as far away as Japan – all before she turned 25 years old. In that time, she has produced three critically-acclaimed CDs including her debut “Head Over Heels” (2002), which was named Album of the Year. MacLeod is a precise, lively interpreter of traditional fiddle music, among the very best in East Coast fiddle music.

Steve Nelson

On Friday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., award-winning songwriter Nelson has become a performer in his own right. Nelson is two-time winner of the SESAC Americana Music Award. He received an Emmy nomination for “Sesame Street,” scored two Emmy-winning TV series and contributed to the Grammy-nominated Guy Clark album, “Workbench Songs.” After quietly slipping us songs all these years via the voices of pop megastars such as Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield and Paul Anka; Nashville legends Guy Clark and Doug Stone; the puppets of “Sesame Street” and the world’s most popular bear (he wrote the “Pooh Bear” theme song for the “New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”), Nelson is finally stepping out as an artist to perform these favorite songs plus a shimmering collection of new ones. He is an enduring, and endearing, original voice of American music. Tickets are $15.

Todd Wolfe Band

On Sunday April 11 at 7:30 p.m.. Unity College Centre presents the gritty, bluesy and full-of-fire Todd Wolfe, former guitarist for Sheryl Crow. He favors heavy riffs, wicked phrasing, dirty slide and syrupy tones plus plenty of distorted guitar on strong originals and classic covers. The Wolfe Band was born during the downtime from Crow tours. It is an edgy, adventurous, boundary-pushing quartet that mixes original material with Howlin’ Wolf and Robert Johnson chestnuts. Along with Wolfe, the band features Eric Massimino on bass, Dave Hollingsworth on drums and John Cree on percussion. Tickets are $15.

For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org. Next up at Unity College Centre is emerging Celtic music ensemble Trì Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.