Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s French-Canadian musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki, and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. Their shows are nothing less than astounding.
With its rhythmic fiddle style and spirited step dancing, the traditional music of Québec is incredibly rich and full of history. The songs and dances have been passed down in the small towns for centuries and have evolved as the regions changed. There are strong ties between traditional Québécois music and Celtic regional musics. While the songs generally draw heavily the French and Franco-Canadian tradition, the dance tunes are often more closely related to Celtic traditions, especially those of Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes. Lovers of Irish music be warned, you are about to find a new obsession!
8PM | ADV $22, $19 mbrs. DOOR:$25, $22 mbrs.
This engagement ois funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.