Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Gadelle Thursday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Gadelle is a four-member, all-female traditional French-Acadian band that includes former internationally acclaimed Barachois members Helene Bergeron and Louise Arsenault. Gadelle is an old Acadian word that translates as “wild berries” and also has a connotation of a feisty female. This new group’s performance is delivered with a stylistic essence and the stagecraft that Barachois was well known for.

All hailing from Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast, Gadelle’s members are: Bergeron on vocals, piano, pump organ, fiddle, foot percussion and step dancing; Arsenault on fiddle, harmonica, foot percussion and step-dancing; Caroline Bernard on primary vocals, piano, pump organ, accordion and guitar; and Paige Gallant on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass and step-dancing. Bernard and Gallant are from the newest generation of gifted traditional musicians, teamed up here with veterans of the stage. Gadelle members play and dance with ferocity and conviction while putting on one heck of a show.

Tickets are $10. For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org. Next up at Unity College Centre will be Morten Hansen’s “Falling Up Words” juggling show Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m. ($10; $5 children).

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