Violon du Quebec
Listen, learn and play the infectious songs, reels, galopes, jigs, cotillions, polkas and waltzes of Quebec with Pascal Gemme.
Venue: Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, Gleniffer Brae, Keiraville
Enquiries: David De Santi, tel: 0409 57 1788, firstname.lastname@example.org
5pm - Quebec Music Workshop, $10 per person, Room 2
Learn from a master of Quebecois fiddle style.
8.15pm - Concert, Auditorium $15 Adults, $5 Youth (U18). Tickets at the door
Juno and ADISQ nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards laureate many times over, Pascal Gemme has been touring the world as the fiddle hero in the Quebecois trio Genticorum for the last 14 years.
Recently, a generous offer from a French record label sent him exploring through his personal collections of seldom-heard French-Canadian fiddle tunes and his latest solo album, Violon du Quebec, was recorded in the outskirts of Paris and released at the end of 2013.
Pascal will guide you through the reels, galopes, jigs, cotillions, polkas and waltzes that have enriched and sustained his culture in North America for the last 400 years.
His performances tell the tales of the French Canadian men and women who have carried these melodies to us through the generations and it is this strong link with his roots, coupled with his infectious joie de vivre that have made Pascal a crowd pleaser internationally.