VIDEO: Memere’s notebook speaks again

Rob Sylvain will debut rediscovered Acadian folk songs, from his grandmother’s notebook, tonight at Blue on Congress Street in Portland.

PORTLAND, MAINE -- 06/03/13 -- Portland musician Rob Sylvain is reviving old Acadian folk songs written down, from memory, in a notebook by his grandmother more 50 years ago. Sylvain will be performing selections from his mémère, Elisa Thibodeau's, notebook Wednesday night, June 5, at Blue on Congress Street in Portland. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Portland musician Rob Sylvain is reviving old Acadian folk songs written down, from memory, in a notebook by his grandmother more 50 years ago. Sylvain will be performing selections from his memere, Elisa Thibodeau’s, notebook Wednesday night, June 5, at Blue on Congress Street in Portland.

PORTLAND, MAINE -- 06/03/13 -- Portland musician Rob Sylvain is reviving old Acadian folk songs written down, from memory, in a notebook (pictured) by his grandmother more 50 years ago. Sylvain will be performing selections from his mémère, Elisa Thibodeau's, notebook Wednesday night, June 5, at Blue on Congress Street in Portland. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Portland musician Rob Sylvain is reviving old Acadian folk songs written down, from memory, in a notebook (pictured) by his grandmother more 50 years ago. Sylvain will be performing selections from his memere, Elisa Thibodeau’s, notebook Wednesday night, June 5, at Blue on Congress Street in Portland.

PORTLAND, MAINE -- 06/03/13 -- Portland musician Rob Sylvain is reviving old Acadian folk songs written down, from memory, in a notebook by his grandmother (seen here holding Sylvain) more 50 years ago. Sylvain will be performing selections from his mémère, Elisa Thibodeau's, notebook Wednesday night, June 5, at Blue on Congress Street in Portland. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Portland musician Rob Sylvain is reviving old Acadian folk songs written down, from memory, in a notebook by his grandmother (seen here holding Sylvain) more 50 years ago. Sylvain will be performing selections from his memere, Elisa Thibodeau’s, notebook Wednesday night, June 5, at Blue on Congress Street in Portland.

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Troy R. Bennett is a Buxton native and longtime Portland resident whose photojournalism has appeared in media outlets all over the world.