Danielle Martineau

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MASTER CLASS An artist and mediator of the living heritage, specialist in traditional songs and dances of French America, Danielle Martineau has been producing collections and research since 1980, designing transmission, documentation, training and animation activities in the field of oral traditions. CVPV – 1981, CQPV – 1993, CRAPO de Lanaudière – 2004 and CPVL […]

Louis-Simon Lemieux

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INTERMEDIATE VIOLON Born in Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Louis-Simon is one of the most remarkable multi-instrumentalists (violin, guitar, harmonica, feet) of the Quebec tradition. He stands out for his talent, but above all for his passion and impressive energy. With his father Daniel Lemieux, he learns directories of tunes from Quebec, Ireland and Scotland since his childhood. Indeed, […]

André Gagné

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GUITAR Musician and singer born in St-Côme, a small village of singers and musicians of Lanaudière, nicknamed “the national capital of the song to answer”. This is where he has his first contact with traditional music. He studied jazz guitar at CÉGEP St-Laurent and then became interested in American style tenor banjo. He begins to […]

Rachel Aucoin

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PIANO An Acadian of origin, living since 2009 in the Quebec City region, Rachel is recognized in many musical circles, at home and abroad, as accompanist, lecturer in instrumental pedagogy, piano teacher and accomplished stage musician. On record and on stage, his associations with various traditional musicians astonishes. In addition to her artistic projects, Rachel […]

David Simard

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VIOLIN BEGINNER   David Simard is a versatile, creative and energetic musician, evolving mainly on the Quebec traditional music scene. He plays fiddle, guitar and a whole range of other instruments. He is also a composer and an arranger. Born in Saint-Félicien, Lac-Saint-Jean, surrounded by family and his ballroom dance teacher parents, he starts playing […]

David Boulanger

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YOUTH CLASS Born in Saint-Hubert, in Montérégie, David starts to play the violin at eight years old. It is during his teenage years that he finds a passion for Québec traditional music. Always increasing, this passion leads David on the big professional stages at the beginning of his 20s with La Part du Quêteux, a band with which […]

Stéphanie Lépine

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INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED AND EXPERT VIOLIN A talented violinist for over 20 years, she was born and still evolves in a family of musicians. She attended college in classical music and honed her training with renowned Irish violinist Kevin Burke and ethnomusicologist and musician Lisa Ornstein. She is a founding member of the traditional music group La […]

Éric Beaudry

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GUITAR A native of St-Côme in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Éric was introduced to traditional music from an early age. He was influenced by the family repertoire, starting to sing and play guitar at the age of ten, accumulating the songs of his father and grandfather. His passion for music in general led him […]

André Brunet

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INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCE AND EXPERT VIOLIN ANDRÉ BRUNET was born and raised in Lacolle in Québec’s Montérégie region. He was first drawn to music at a very young age. It was his parents who first noticed his keen interest in music and encouraged him to follow his passion. André’s first love was for the violin and, […]