Normand Legault

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For more than forty years, Normand Legault has seen himself as a researcher, teacher, step dancer, choreographer, but above all as an animator and “dance caller”, where he leads the evenings with a masterful hand. His studies in ethnology at Laval University lead him to travel through several regions of Quebec on the occasion of […]

Sabin Jacques

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Left-handed playing an instrument dedicated to right-handers, Sabin Jacques has a unique play and has developed, since his beginning at the age of 14, an extraordinary technique. His musical collaborations make him a versatile and accomplished artist: his multiple collaborations have allowed him to travel all over the world. Based in Montreal from 1992 to […]

Laurence Beaudry

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FIDDLE BEGINNER Laurence Beaudry studied the violin with Pierre Laforest, Arthur Garami, Ludmila Dieche Monique Laurendeau, and Pascale Beaudry. She studied at the University of Quebec in Montreal and in Quebec City, where she obtained training for the Vivaldi Movement teaching method. She was a member of the group The Olde World Order, a medieval […]

Marie-Pierre Daigle

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YOUTH CLASS Growing up in St-Pamphile, a small village nestled in the Quebec Appalachians, Marie-Pierre Daigle left the nest, as a teenager, accompanied by a violin. Destination: Major cities. Mission: Learn the language of music. She studied in classical music at Cégep de Drummondville, and in jazz at UQAM. After completing her studies, she starts […]

Catherine Planet

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VIOLION INTIATION Catherine Planet started playing the violin in Moncton (NB). The instrument was placed in her hands by the Acadian culture. She began with ten years in classical, both in Moncton, and later in the city of Sept-Îles (Qc.). Although she loves classical music, she naturally turned to improvisation, which led her to later […]

Nicolas Pellerin

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Violon intermédiaire, avancé et expert C’est chez-lui, à St-Élie- de-Caxton, qu’il découvre très tôt la musique et la chanson traditionnelles. Il obtient un diplôme collégial en musique traditionnelle en 2003. À ce moment, il est membre des Langues Fourchues. Ensuite, en 2004, il changera de groupe pour tourner aux côtés d’Yves Lambert. En plus d’avoir […]

Stéphane Tellier

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Guitare Musicien autodidacte, Stéphane Tellier provient d’une famille avec une longue tradition musicale. Reconnu comme l’un des meilleurs guitaristes de jazz manouche au Québec, le musicien se fait tout d’abord connaître à Montréal au sein des groupes Blues Gitan et Rouge Tzigane.  En 2004, il fait la tournée des Triplettes de Belleville, avec Benoît Charest.  […]

Claudine Arcand

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Beginning violin | Born in Lachine near Montréal, Claudine began learning the violin at the age of five. She continues her studies with reputable violinists like Natalie Cadotte (Pierre-Laporte High School of Montreal), Daniel Godin, Marc Belanger (Cégep de Drummondville), Stéphane Allard (Collège Lionel-Groulx) and Martin Foster (UQAM). In 1992, she discovered the traditional music […]

Jean Duval

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Classe de maître 2015 Jean Duval is a pioneer of flute playing for traditional music in Quebec. Composer, multi- instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist, he has been involved in Québécois, Irish and Scottish traditional music circles in North-eastern North America since the early 1980s. He was a member of Phenigma from 1990 to 1995. In 2000, he […]

Jean-Marie Verret

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JEAN-MARIE VERRET Porteur de tradition BIOGRAPHIE Many Quebec natives born before the quiet revolution keep memories of Saturday evenings moving to the sounds of the violin and the accordion. As privileged witnesses of this era anchored in popular imagery, four generations of Verret of Lac-Saint-Charles perpetuated the musical traditional repertoire to us. In 1952, from […]