Toronto's Flying Cloud Folk Club
292 Brunswick Avenue

Sunday, November 4
Concert 7:30 - 10:30, doors open @ 7:00 pm
Tickets $20, members $18
416.410.FOLK (3655)

Born in Québec City, fiddler-singer-mandolinist-guitarist Claude Méthé has been a part of the traditional music world in Québec for more than twenty years. A self-taught fiddler, his style reflects his influences and the eighteen years he lived in the region of Lotbinière, Québec, on the south side of the St-Lawrence river not far from Québec City. Claude is a former founding member of the nearly legendary Le Rêve du Diable, winner of a Felix for best traditional album in 1983, and a group often credited with singlehandedly reviving public interest in traditional Québécois music. The group’s original recordings have recently been rereleased and it is interesting to note that today, a whole new generation is once again making this “discovery”—in the form of old albums (33s) by Le Rève du Diable! In addition, Claude is a former member of Joséphine (with Danielle Martineau), Québec group Manigance and Vermont group Jeter le Pont. He has played all over Canada, in Europe and the U.S. and appears on at least twelve recordings, including the soundtrack of Oscar-winning film “CRAC” by Frédéric Back. Claude’s impressive repertoire of traditional songs contains gems from Manitoba, Ontario, Québec and the maritimes, sung in a voice both textured and sentimental. Tonight, Claude (fiddle, guitar, tunes and songs), will be accompanied by Dana Whittle (Jeter le Pont, Dent-de-lion, on guitar, feet and vocals) and Denise Levac (flute, vocals & feet).


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