August 10, 2015
Note: this is an archived news release. As such, the information provided may no longer apply.
The Acadian Archives acadiennes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a performance by Québec power-trio Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville (Rumor Around Town) will perform on the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Fox Auditorium on Sunday, August 30 at 7 p.m. The finest of Québec traditional music by Lisa Ornstein, Normand Miron, and André Marchand. Admission to the concert is $10.
Lisa Ornstein, Normand Miron, and André Marchand are legends of Quebec's traditional music scene. Fiddler Lisa and guitarist/singer André first met as band mates in La Bottine Souriante, the iconic traditional super group which kick started Quebec's folk music revival. Normand is a marvelous singer and accordionist who grew up surrounded by family musicians in Lanaudière, the epicenter of Quebec's folk scene.
As a trio, Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville's music is deeply rooted, innovative, nuanced, and spontaneous. André's meticulous accompaniment and gorgeous vocals complement Normand's pulsing accordion, grit and polish vocals and irrepressible spirit, while Lisa's fiddle combines soaring harmonies with fiery tunes until dawn learned over years of kitchen visits with old masters Ornstein and Marchand are virtuosos of Quebec's rich heritage of traditional vocal and instrumental music.
The music they make is equal parts mastery and passion, mining the incredible diversity of French-Canadian and Acadian folk tradition.
For more information about the performance or tickets, contact the Archives at (207) 834-7535 or (207) 834-7536.
The Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes documents, preserves, celebrates, and disseminates information about the culture, way of life, and history of the Franco-American and Acadian people of the Upper St John River Valley.