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The Quebec Fiddle Weekend Concert 2018

Sunday November 4, 2018, 2pm
Narracan Hall
Connection Rd, Narracan, Victoria (near Moe – driving directions below!)

Tickets: $23 / $18 Kids under 16 are free.

Toe-tapping celtic music from French Canada and Australia, in the beautiful setting of Narracan Hall, Gippsland. Featuring Laura Risk (fiddle) and Rachel Aucoin (piano) from Quebec, the eclectic Stony Six band from South Gippsland, and the Quebec Fiddle Weekend faculty and participants. A concert unlike any other!

Laura Risk is a fiddler whose love of the music of Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Quebec has led her into a rich journey of performing and teaching. She has several highly acclaimed albums to her name, and has collaborated with a wealth of artists including Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Hass, Nicholas Williams, Hanneke Cassels… to name just a few.  We are very excited to be presenting Laura Risk in Australia for the first time.

Rachel Aucoin’s music career started as a multi-awarded classical pianist and has taken her on a path to becoming one of the most respected piano accompanists and dance musicians in Canada. Rachel’s music creates a bridge between the spontaneity and immersive folk experience and the aesthetic beauty and refinement of classical artistry. Rachel, like Laura, is also here in Australia for the first time and this intimate, beautifully-restored country hall is an incredible venue to hear them live!

The Stony Six are a bunch of musicians hailing from South Gippsland, who together create a joyous and buoyant sound.  Their influences are broad and the resulting sound is eclectic and marvellous.  Utilising string, wind, sticks and vocal harmonies, The Stony Six recreate covers in new and surprising ways, as well as presenting their own originals.

The Quebec Fiddle Weekend annual camp is open to all players who enjoy the lively celtic music of French Canada, and this year’s teaching staff and students will bring you an array of irresistible, highly-danceable tunes for your afternoon’s enjoyment!

Narracan Hall is at 401 Narracan Connection Rd. It’s not on Google Maps!
If coming from Melbourne: Drive to Trafalgar, turn right into Contingent St. This becomes Narracan Connection Rd. Travel for approx 12km, the hall is on your left by the creek.

If coming from Traralgon: Take the M1 towards Melbourne. Take the first Moe exit, signposted Yallourn North. Then follow signs to McDonalds Track. At approximately 2 km, turn right onto Pearces Track. At the crossroads, turn hard left onto Coalville Road. Follow Coalville Rd to the very end – about 9km – and turn right. The hall is just over the creek.