It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear. Songs with a hint of contemporary that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan! Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music.
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Éric Breton has been specializing in World Music and percussion for more than 15 years. His collaborations with artists from a variety of cultures and musical horizons have honed his art and expanded his repertoire to traditional Quebec folk as well as enriching his World Music experiences with sounds from Algerian, Moroccan, Irish, Peruvian, Argentinian, Eastern European, Armenian, and Indian traditions. He can be heard and seen with Trio Expresso, Gravity Trio, Massiel Yanira, and The McDades. He regularly works with various flamenco dance companies and since 2012 has also been playing with Natalie MacMaster all over North America.
Panache Quartet—Andrea Beaton, Donna Hébert, Jane Rothfield, Véronique Plasse—is a new group of fiery women fiddlers, each with their own performing and recording careers, who have come together, crossing borders, merging repertoires and engaging in a fantastic musical conversation. Leaders in their own genres, they tap their deep roots in the traditional dance music of Cape Breton, Québec, New England and the American South, effectively combining styles while keeping their own. They also write spectacular music that’s entered the living tradition. With this repertoire of traditional and original music, Panache plays roots music with a contemporary twist.