Éric Favreau comes from a family of traditional musicians and has spent a great deal of time playing with other fiddlers, learning their repertoire and studying their varied styles. Éric has explored and exploited various sources including archives and personally made field recordings and has accumulated a rich and fascinating repertoire. Over the years, he has garnered a profound understanding and vast knowledge of Québécois traditional music.
As an individual, and in various groups including Entourloupe, Éric has vast experience in the Canadian, United State and European music scenes. Éric has recorded two solo albums, two with his current group Entourloupe, and has appeared on at least a dozen others. He is an accomplished entertainer/educator in Introduction to traditional music workshop in the public school system in program under the auspices of the Minister of Education. He also teaches québécois traditional fiddle and the history of traditional music at the Cégep de Lanaudière (Junior college music) in Joliette, Québec.
Éric’s playing is marked by delicacy, nuance and liveliness that will leave no foot untapped!