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Celtic Harmonies 24 avril / April 24, 2019
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World-Class Musicians from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, the USA, Canada’s East Coast, and Québec

Saturday, September 30, 2017 8 PM 

OPENING CONCERT:

GAEL WARNING!

Michael (Blackie) O'Connell (Ireland)
Cyril O'Donoghue (Ireland)

and Jean-François Berthiaume (Québec)

Opening Act:
MacIsaac and MacKenzie (Ontario / Cape Breton, NS)



Two of County Clare’s most exciting musicians,Blackie O’Connell (uilleann pipes) and Cyril O’Donoghue (bouzouki, voice) are back to give us more thrilling, virtuoso piping and poignant songs and airs... Add to this, some Irish sean-nós stepdancing by Jean-François Berthiaume, a rare Québec exponent of this style... and this promises to be a special first night indeed!

As openers, Cape Breton piano player Calum MacKenzie and Ottawa Valley fiddler Alexis MacIsaac, a talented duo whose mutual love for the music is felt in each note and phrase. Be prepared to be swept away!

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Auberge Lakeview Inn,
50, rue Victoria, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)


Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:30 PM 

TARCOLEN


With Laurence Beaudry on violin, Robin Beech on English concertina and Richard Lupien on guitar, this trio finds their inspiration in the music of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Cape-Breton and of course, Québec.

Free for all

St. Paul's Anglican Church
309, rue Principale, Mansonville


Sunday, October 1, 2017 8 PM 

BRETON BREW




Roland Brou and Patrick Couton (Upper Brittany)

Jean-Pierre Quéré (Lower Brittany)

Les Siffleurs de Nuit (Brittany / Québec)

A heady concoction of musical traditions from French-speaking Upper Brittany and Breton-speaking Lower Brittany.

Brou & Couton bring a strong clear voice to ancient tales, laments and true stories, delivered in French with a lightness and a joie de vivre that offset the music’s tragic elements.

Jean-Pierre Quéré offers us a rare insight into a fascinating culture with short songs in Breton, and contagious passion.

Younger ambassadors of Breton culture, Les Siffleurs de Nuit put their heart and soul into every song and dance.

Purchase tickets Adults : $32 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $36 regular; $40 at the door
Over 65/Under 12 : $27 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $31 regular; $35 at the door

Théâtre Lac-Brome,
9, Mont Echo, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)


Monday, October 2, 2017 7:30 PM 

CELTICA ECLECTICA



BĂąmarang:
Dave Gossage (Québec)
Kate Bevan-Baker (PEI/Québec)
Sarah Pagé (Québec)

Opening Act:
Kyra Shaughnessy (Eastern Townships, Québec)

A mainstay of the Montréal music scene, flutist Dave Gossage joins forces with two classically-trained and highly versatile musicians and singers: experimental harpist Sarah Pagé, best known for her work with The Barr Brothers and Lhasa DeSela, and fiddler Kate Bevan-Baker who is as comfortable performing with symphony orchestras, as she is playing for Michael Bublé or in Celtic festivals. Lose yourself in a blend of Celtic, African, jazz, bluegrass, and classical.

Kyra Shaughnessy combines elements of political folk and sacred songs to captivate audiences of all walks of life. Fresh, modern and cool!

Purchase tickets Adults : $32 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $36 regular; $40 at the door
Over 65/Under 12 : $27 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $31 regular; $35 at the door

Théâtre Lac-Brome,
9, Mont Echo, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7:30 PM 

INTO THE WOODS



Jaige Trudel (Vermont/Québec)
Adam Broome (England/Québec)
and Tony Scott (Québec)

Opening Act:
Duo Delmes (France/Québec)

To commemorate the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau, a selection of his poems and prose will be presented along with interludes of traditional and newly composed music inspired by nature. Tony Scott will lead us through the woods and byways of Thoreau’s world with music by Jaige Trudel (fiddle, cello, voice) and Adam Broome (guitar, mandola, voice). Lush vocal harmonies, inspired interplay, and captivating spirits will propel you on a spellbinding journey through a celebrated naturalist's world.

Duo Delmes are up-and-coming musical talents, François-Xavier Dueymes on flute and Cécile Delage on harp.

Purchase tickets Adults : $32 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $36 regular; $40 at the door
Over 65/Under 12 : $27 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $31 regular; $35 at the door

Théâtre Lac-Brome,
9, Mont Echo, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 7:30 PM 

THE ISLANDERS RETURN



Richard Wood
and Gordon Belsher
(Prince Edward Island)

Opening Act:
The Lovely Brothers
- Laura Teasdale, Sheila McManus, Patricia St-Onge
(Eastern Townships, Québec)

"The best or more precisely, the most entertaining fiddler I have ever seen." -- Shetland Times

A fiery performer who dazzles with his fine fiddling, Richard Wood has impressed audiences around the world. Gord Belsher, recipient of MUSIC PEI's "Lifetime Achievement Award", is a powerful accompanist who brings 110% to the stage. From high-powered jigs and reels, to beautiful slow airs and songs, this duo create a breathtaking show that never disappoints!

The Lovely Brothers sing Cape Breton classics in harmony, with stepdancing, and quirky humour.

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Auberge Lakeview Inn,
50, rue Victoria, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)


Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:30 PM 

AULD ALLIANCES, SHARED TRADITIONS



Wheezer & Squeezer (Vermont, USA)

La Belle Équipe (Brittany/Québec)

Wheezer and Squeezer are Jeremiah McLane (accordion) and Timothy Cummings (Border pipes, Scottish smallpipes), a high powered duo who break all the stereotypes of their instruments. With French bourrées, Breton hanter dro, Scottish hornpipes and compelling originals, these musicians inspire feet... and spirits to dance.

La Belle Equipe: Québec’s Liette Remon and Paul Marchand with Brittany’s Roland Brou and Patrick Couton move you with their fiddle, guitars, banjo and autoharp. Whether evoking the great upheavals of history or the sad love affairs of a fisherman in the Loire, their songs will move you because they touch on the universal.

Purchase tickets Adults : $32 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $36 regular; $40 at the door
Over 65/Under 12 : $27 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $31 regular; $35 at the door

Auberge Lakeview Inn,
50, rue Victoria, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)


Friday, October 6, 2017 8 PM 

THE NEW FACES OF TRAD



NUA (Ontario)

Qristina Brooke (British Columbia)

Known for her expressive fiddling and smouldering vocals, Qristina Brooke is a consummate performer who is clearly at ease on stage. Influenced by folk, Irish and old-time music, she creates her own distinctive sound, and engages listeners with jaw-dropping effect.

NUA is an award-winning trio with a new take on music drawn from Irish and Scottish traditions. James Law (fiddle), Graeme McGillivray (guitar) and Jacob McAuley (bodhrán), through their original compositions and thrilling interaction, will inspire and exhilarate. "Inventiveness abounds and the interwoven nature of some of the arrangements is impressively daring." -- TradConnect

Purchase tickets Adults : $32 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $36 regular; $40 at the door
Over 65/Under 12 : $27 (until Sept. 20 inclusive); $31 regular; $35 at the door

Auberge Lakeview Inn,
50, rue Victoria, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)


Saturday, October 7, 2017 8 PM 

NIAMH PARSONS in concert



Niamh Parsons (Ireland)

Opening Act:
Sophie & Fiachra (Ireland/Québec)
with André Marchand (Québec)

“Describing Niamh Parsons’ singing is like trying to describe color to a blind person.” -- Jamie O’Brien, Rambles.net

"Niamh Parsons has the ability to climb into a song, take ownership and then sing it for the listener to experience--not simply hear." -- Irish Music Magazine

Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music. Described in the Boston Herald as both emotionally haunting and tonally as clear as crystal, her albums are 'must-have' collector's items for any lover of songs and singing. A rare chance to hear a solo performance by a songstress, the likes of whom “comes along once or twice in a generation.”

As openers: Irish uilleann piper Fiachra O’Regan, Québec fiddler/singer Sophie Lavoie, and legendary Québec guitarist and singer André Marchand, will enchant you with their music, and Lavoie’s “lithe and masterful” compositions. “This is Irish Music with a Quebecois twist at its very, very best” -- Mike Harding

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Théâtre Lac-Brome,
9, Mont Echo, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)


Sunday, October 8, 2017 11:30 AM 

KĂŞriadenn


This quartet is as passionate about their music as they are about their deep-rooted Celtic cultural heritage. They join their voices with a variety of instruments to bring this vibrant music to life.

Call 450-534-2006 or go to
https://centreculturelstjohn.com/?filter_cat=4#     
Adults : $10
Under 12 : $5

Centre culturel St-John
593, rue Shefford, Bromont


Sunday, October 8, 2017 8 PM 

CELTIC VOICES
Stirring Souls... Lifting Spirits!

Niamh Parsons

Roland Brou et Patrick Couton

Linda Morrison,

Sophie & Fiachra,

André Marchand,

Benoit Bourque,

La Nef - Sea Songs and Shanties,

L'ensemble vocal Musique Ă  bouches,

Dave Gossage,

Seán Dagher,

Nelson Carter,

Bill Gossage,

Patrick Graham,

Nina Segalowitz and
Taqralik Partridge

Mouth music, Sea shanties, Heart-rending solos, Songs that tell stories and paint images as old as time... 25 performers will take you on an emotional journey!

Once again directed by the multi-talented Dave Gossage, this show combines unforgettable voices with songs that tug at your heartstrings, songs that transport you, songs that make you laugh, songs that get your feet tapping...

All this to the sounds of some of Québec's best Celtic musicians, and the thousand-year-old rhythms of Inuit throat singing.

If you are moved by male voices singing a capella in harmony, and your soul stirs when you hear the Gaelic language or the sound of the uilleann pipes, and if the joyous beat of Québécois foot-tapping or the bodhrán excites you, DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!

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Maison de la Culture,
441, rue de la Cours, Waterloo