Monthly archive for July 2016

Liette Remon

Liette Remon

Liette Remon is a name I’d heard many times, associated with many different cultural and music projects in Quebec. And when I looked at her website, I realised I only knew the very tip of what she does! I first heard her on another favourite radio programme, Cap Es Trad, and knew of her band, Serre L’Ecoute. In fact, she

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Tradosphère Radio Programme

Tradosphère Radio Programme

Bonsoir, tout le monde, et bienvenue à cette édition de Tradosphère. Marc Bolduc au microphone, accompagné de la charmante, pétillante, semillante Christiane Campagna This is the customary opening phrase to a favourite radio programme of mine, Tradosphère. Host Marc Bolduc gives a sparkling introduction to his co-host, Christiane Campagna. As radio announcers, they form a dynamic team to entertain and educate

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Commando Trad

Commando Trad

“Tradition” is often at a crossroad of being preserved or being left behind in favour of something new.  A group of dedicated trad music lovers in Montreal had no such doubts.  They took the timeless tunes, songs and dances of their heritage and combined them with the current climate of Take Action!  The result – Commando Trad;  a series of

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Gaston Nolet

Gaston Nolet

It would be an injustice to talk about Québécois culture without mentioning – maple syrup!   And the best place to discover everything there is to know about maple syrup is at a sugar shack or cabane à sucre.  You will also discover some very fine traditional music.  You might even find Gaston Nolet, a legendary accordion player whose music enlivens

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