Manger, boire et parler Québécois: [par Maya]

Sous-marin: Sandwich
Fèves, bines: Haricots
Sirop de poteau: Similé de sirop d'érable
Se sucrer le bec: Manger des sucreries
Le dépanneur: L'épicier du coin
Magasiner: Faire la tournée des magasins
Se taper une broue: Prendre une bière
Mauditement bon: Très bon
Saffe comme un cochon: Gourmand
Manger comme un bûcheron: S'enpiffrer
Ça y sort par les oreilles: Il est repu
Se rincer le dalot: Boire un verre
Se rincer le bec: Boire un verre
Se chauffer le gorgeton: Boire un verre (eh oui! Encore!)
Faire barrique: S'enivrer
Boire comme un biberon: S'enivrer
Boire comme un trou: Boire beaucoup (alcool)
Lever le coude: Prendre plusieurs bières

Parler Québéquois:

Achaler: Agacer
Aubaine: Solde
Aller aux bécosses: Aller aux W.C.
Barrer: Fermer à clef
Bibitte: Insecte
Bicycle à gaz: Moto
Blé d'inde: Maïs
Bleuet: Myrtilles
Boucane: La fumée
Capoté: Barge
Char: Voiture
Chicane: Dispute
Cute (quioute): Joli(e), mignon(ne)
Épais: Niais, imbécile
Faire du pouce: Faire de l'auto stop
Fin de semaine: Week-end
Y fait frette: Il fait très froid
Misère: Difficulté
Niaiser: Berner, flâner
Pogner: Attraper
Souffleuse: Chasse neige
Se barbouiller la face: Se salir la figure
Pas dispendieux: Pas cher
Un tip: Un pourboire
Une toune: Un air de musique
Vidange: Poubelle
Ma blonde: Ma petite amie
Mon chum: Mon petit ami, mon bon copain (entre mâles)
Maganner: Usé, endomagé
Les foufounes: Les fesses (hihi)
La gomme: Chewing-gum (eh ben!)
Une joke: Une blague
Un maringouin: Un moustique
Marci ben: Merci beaucoup
Niaiseux(seuse): Imbécile
Nono: Niais
Pantoute: Pas du tout
Pas pire: Pas mal dutout
Pas pire pantoute: Pas mal dutout
Platte: Ennuyeux
Quétaine: Ringard
Tannant: Énervant: fatiguant
Têteux: Lèche bottes
Ti-cul: Morveux ou petite personne
Tough (Toffe): Difficile, dure

Quelques expressions bien de chez nous

M'a aller gazer mon char: Je vais aller faire le plein.
M'en va crire du lait: Je vais aller chercher (acheter) du lait.
Ousqualé?: Où est-elle?
Ousque t'étais?: Où étais-tu?
Kessé ça?: Qu'est-ce que c'est?
Ça coûte 2 piasses: Ça coûte 2 dollars($2).
Cé cheap: Ça ne vaut rien.
Viens icitte: Viens ici.
Il est mal amanché: Son allure laisse à désirer. Il est dans un état lamentable.

À titre de référence seulement

Maudit, crisse, tabarnaque, ciboire, estie, sacrament et j'en passe, sont des mots de blasphème utilisés souvent comme patois. Pas très gentil de prononcer ces mots-là mais hum! bon!

This is quite a list a friend sent me to help in my eternal quest of learning French and Québécois... If you are a French Speaker and have additions and suggestions for this list, please, feel free to share with us. Also, if there are any corrections I should do, please let me know. Thanks! Bengal.

The Fan's Choice Award is the only East Coast Music Award voted on by the public, and fans have until Friday, February 27th at midnight (AT) to cast their vote. Cast your vote online at link 1 or link 2.

The ECMA 2009 Fan's Choice Award will be announced March 1st during the East Coast Music Awards co-hosted by Newfoundland songstress Damhnait Doyle and Jian Ghomeshi of CBC Radio One's 'Q'.


One of the candidates this year is the talented Andrea Beaton!
If you want to show your support, it's just one click away...


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Samedi 14 février COMPLET
Offrez-lui un repas animés à L'auberge du Dragon Rouge
Repas pour deux avec spectacle: 100 écus*
Premier service à 19h00

The Seventh Annual March Mandolin Festival will be held March 6-8, 2009, at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, New Hampshire. This year, the festival features Radim Zenkl, Seth Austen, Skip Gorman, and David Surette. This two-day event offers group lessons, and workshops on a variety of topics, jam sessions, and an evening concert. Additionally, the festival will present a March 6, Friday night concert featuring the same performers at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH (this is a separate ticket from the Concord events).

To register for the festival, send a check for $110 made out to:

Concord Community Music School
23 Wall St., Concord, NH 03301

Lodging is available at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Concord, New Hampshire, with a special festival rate. A limited number of rooms have been set aside, so if you are interested, please contact the hotel directly at 603-225-0303.

For more information, contact 207-384-8151, 603-228-1196 (Music School) or email soozendave (at)

Sponsors include the NH State Council on the Arts Traditional Arts Program, Mandolin Cafe and the Concord Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

Performer bios

Radim Zenkl's virtuosity and innovation have placed him at the forefront of the modern acoustic music scene. Radim was born in the Czech Republic, where his father teaches classical music at the University of Ostrava. In addition to classical music, his early influences were folk music and Czech unique "tramp music". He began playing the mandolin at thirteen. Zenkl's choice of mandolin came as no great joy to his father, who claimed that the instrument had no "real" repertoire, fueling his desire to create one of his own.

Zenkl escaped from Czechoslovakia four months before the fall of communism for political freedom and to be closer to his musical influences. Once in America, he settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. After only a short period of time, Zenkl was performing at major music festivals and sharing the stage with artists such as Jerry Garcia/David Grisman, Tuck & Patti, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, David Grisman Quintet, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tim O'Brien, Peter Rowan, John McCutcheon, Dan Hicks and many others. Zenkl went on to record two CDs for David Grisman's record label "Acoustic Disc". "Galactic Mandolin" (1992) is comprised of 13 original solo works, each in a different tuning. "Czech It Out" (1994) features original and Czech and Slovak traditional tunes on solo mandolin, mandocello and mandolin banjo. A new CD entitled "Restless Joy" was released in November 1999.

Seth Austen is a nationally recognized acoustic multi-instrumentalist, composing, playing, recording and teaching diverse styles from traditional Appalachian, Celtic and New England contradance music to eastern European Klezmer, Balkan, Nordic, bottleneck blues and jazz. Seth has been particularly involved in many American roots styles for 25 years and plays a wide array of stringed instruments, including the entire mandolin family. He has released several CDs and book/CD packages, and performs frequently with hammer dulcimer specialist and fellow multi-instrumentalist Beverly Woods. He also has the distinction of being a triple winner at the prestigious Walnut Valley National Flatpicking Championships, Winfield, KS, placing in fingerstyle guitar, mandolin and fretted dulcimer categories in 1981.

Skip Gorman is one of the leading teachers and players of Bill Monroe-style mandolin in the country, as well as being a masterful cowboy singer and fine fiddler. An encounter with Monroe at age twelve was a pivotal moment in the young musician's life, and he was lucky to have the opportunity to see musicians like Monroe, legendary Texas fiddler Eck Robertson, and Mother Maybelle Carter at the historic Newport Folk Festival. He has taught bluegrass mandolin at top festivals such as IBMA World of Bluegrass, European World of Bluegrass and Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival. He has released a number of fine recordings, including three acclaimed Rounder releases focusing on cowboy music, and two focused on "old-style" bluegrass mandolin. His most recent release is a two-CD set of mandolin tunes titled Mandolin in the Cowcamp.

David Surette is highly regarded throughout New England and beyond for his work on the mandolin, guitar (both flatpick and fingerstyle), and bouzouki; Sing Out Magazine wrote that "Surette's playing is always inventive, and sets a new standard for traditional instrumentalists." As part of a duo with his wife, singer Susie Burke, they have performed regularly together for 20 years, recording several albums and building a reputation as one of New England’s top folk duos. Surette was a founding member of the Airdance band with fiddler Rodney Miller, with whom he recorded four albums and toured nationally. His most recent solo release, The Green Mandolin, is a collection of Celtic tunes for mandolin and cittern. He is also an experienced teacher, and coordinates folk music programming and teaches regularly at the Concord Community Music School.

Festival schedule

Friday March 6

March Mandolin Festival concert featuring Radim Zenkl, Seth Austen, Skip Gorman, and David Surette, at the Press Room, Daniel St. Portsmouth NH 603-431-5186 for more info). This is a separate ticket from Saturday and Sunday events at the Concord Community Music School.

Saturday March 7
(all Saturday and Sunday events at the Concord Community Music School, Concord NH)

Workshop Room schedule (tentative; still open to revision)

Community Room - participatory teaching workshops: int/adv
Recital Hall – sessions/special presentation: levels vary
Studio B - Beginner's session
Room 119 - participatory teaching workshops: int/adv

10:45-12:00 class session

Community Room - mandolin technique and speed development Radim
Recital Hall – Old-time tune session Seth
Studio B – Beginner's class: The Basics David
Room 119 - Developing a classic bluegrass sound Skip

12:00-1:00 lunch break

There are a number of quick and easy places to get lunch and/or dinner within walking or driving distance of the school, and parking in Concord NH is not a problem at all. We will assemble a short list of good options, and may try to provide an on-site sandwich purchase option. I am also planning to have coffee/tea and light snacks available for purchase at the school. There are basic kitchen facilities at the school, and you are welcome to bring a cold lunch or even something to heat up in the microwave.

1:00 – 1:30 Group tunes in the Community Room, led by David, open to all

This is a chance for as many as are interested to play through a selection of choice mandolin tunes in a large group setting; written music (melody, harmony, and chords) will be provided in advance to all registrants. Led by David.

1:30-2:45 class session

Community Room - Simple Melodies Played Out West Skip
Recital Hall – Swing session Radim
Studio B - Beginner’s session: how to learn tunes by ear Seth
Room 119 – open jam

3:00-4:15 class session

Community Room – Celtic backup/accompaniment David
Recital Hall – Bluegrass tunes and songs Skip
Studio B – Beginner's class: right hand picking techniques (strumming patterns, tremolo and crosspicking) Radim
Room 119 – Exploring the Blues Seth

4:30-5:30 class session

Community Room – eastern European mandolin Radim & Seth
Recital Hall – Irish jigs and slip jigs David
Studio B - Beginner’s class: chop chords Skip
Room 119 – open jam

5:30-7:30 dinner break
See lunch break

7:30-9:30 March Mandolin Festival concert featuring Radim Zenkl, Seth Austen, Skip Gorman, and David Surette. Admission included for Festival participants; general admission tickets.

Sunday March 8

10:30-12:30 Mando roundtable and Group Tunes

This is planned as a loose, casual way to consolidate everything that goes on Saturday; a chance to ask questions, fill in last-minute gaps, get a close-up demonstration of that tune from Saturday night's concert that mystified you, compare notes, socialize over coffee, pick a few more tunes,etc. This year, we will have a bit of a focus on the tunes of Bill Monroe. In addition, we will get a second chance to play through the group tunes together.

David Surette
PO Box 433, South Berwick ME 03908
More info.

Date: March, 10th to 17th
Location/Sponsor: Burlington Irish Heritage Festival

About the Event:

In addition to the French, the Irish have a longstanding history with the Lake Champlain region, with the earliest Irish-Vermonters settling here during the French and Indian War. The Burlington Irish Heritage Festival will feature a week-long series of music, dance, lecture, literary and artistic events celebrating the Irish and Lake Champlain.

About the Location/Sponsor:

The Burlington Irish Heritage Festival has celebrated the Irish-American culture of northwestern Vermont for over 12 years with an annual series of lecture, films, workshops, art and literary events, music and dance. The first Irish on record to settle in Vermont came as deserters from the British Army in the French and Indian War. Later waves of Irish immigrants include those working in the steamer trade and for the railroads. Early Burlington Irish communities were located in downtown, in lakeside neighborhoods, and in the old North End. The members of the Festival steering committee have a variety of insights, interests and expertise in the Irish in Vermont.

Event Details:

Time: February 13, 2009 at 7 PM
Location: Civic Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Broadway St., Saratoga Springs, NY

Event Description:

Réveillons! will be the Quebecois dance band at the Dance Flurry festival during Feb. 13-15, 2009. Visit the festival homepage for more details on local dances and the festival.

Lochrann’s Irish Pub & Eatery proudly presents:

The David Munnelly Band with special guest Mountain Smoke

Saturday, February 28th 2009

Lochrann’s Irish Pub & Eatery
6195 Main Street, Frisco TX 75034
Tel: 214-423-2600

Show Starts at 9 P.M. – Tickets $20.00

Help us get March of to a great start with The David Munnelly Band, also lookout for more incredible Celtic music, both rock and traditional, before and after NTIF and throughout St. Patrick’s week of Festivities.


Irish button accordion wizard David Munnelly and his popular, multi-award winning group bring new excitement to Irish music that has won them widespread audiences around the world. The band was a big hit at the 2007 North Texas Irish Festival and they wowed our audiences with their unique jazzy Irish tunes influenced by the Golden Age of Irish music of the 1920s and 30s and their stunning traditional songs, all performed with an exuberance, energy, and a fiery passion. Based in County Mayo with members from Donegal, Dublin, and Galway, The David Munnelly Band has exploded onto the international Celtic music scene in the past four years with hit albums in Europe, Japan, and North America. The group is acclaimed for their outstanding, precision musicianship and exciting live shows.

Started by Irish button accordion player David Munnelly, who's toured and recorded with The Chieftains and with DeDanann, the David Munnelly Band is one of the hottest bands on the traditional Celtic music scene. "The Irish band to see" (Irish Voice) has won special acclaim for incorporating the sound of the 1920s and 1930s and such bands from that era as the Flanagan Brothers with its traditional roots. Awarded "Concert of the Year" for both 2006 and 2007 by LiveIreland. com. The band has been featured in the U.S. on Superstation WGN-TV, and were highlighted in a two-part concert on NPR's "Celtic Connections, " aired on over 100 stations across America. With members from Mayo, Dublin, Donegal, and Tyrone, the band combines button accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, bodhrán and flute for a high-spirited instrumental sound colored with a bit of jazz and ragtime, topped with the singing of All-Ireland champion Shauna Mullin and the extraordinary percussive dancing of American Nic Gareiss.

Paul Keating of the Irish Voice says "A real crowd-pleaser and one of the more fascinating groups coming out of Ireland.the band to see!" Bill Margeson of LiveIreland. com and the Irish American News states, "There is no more loved group in the tradition. Munnelly is a creative force at the true epicenter of Irish music. Munnelly is arguably the best button box player in the world. Brilliant, brilliant music. Miss it, and you'll be missing where the tradition is going."


Thirty-six years of music, spanning four decades, and the sound is as fresh now as when they began. Mountain Smoke is original, unpredictable, and their audiences are as varied as the music they will encounter. Built with elements of country and folk, the power of newgrass, and the sweet flow of mountain ballads, the music is timeless. As songwriters and musicians, they remain on the leading edge of acoustic music.

Mountain Smoke has been twice selected "Oklahoma's Favorite Band" by the reader's poll in the 'Daily Oklahoman', and "Oklahoma's Best Country Band" by the 'Oklahoma Gazette' Music Awards. Playing a mixture of their original songs, and music they have adapted to their unique style, Mountain Smoke will take you on a musical journey. With a smile, they will tell you, “We have played at the White House in Washington D.C., in the Round Barn in Arcadia Oklahoma and most everywhere in between.”

In addition to performing at The White House and for Presidents Gerald Ford, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, and every Oklahoma Governor since 1973, the band's list of performance credits reads like a who’s who in bluegrass and country music. Appearing with Alabama, Asleep At The Wheel, Hoyt Axton, The Bellamy Brothers, Blood Sweat & Tears, Jimmy Buffett, Roy Clark, Vassar Clements, Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen, Charlie Daniels, Elvin Bishop, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, Arlo Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Emmy Lou Harris, John Hartford, Richie Havens, Chris Hillman, Willie Nelson, New Grass Revival, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Gary P. Nunn, Pure Prairie League, Leon Redbone, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, George Strait, Shoji Tabuchi, Three Dog Night, Mel Tillis, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hank Williams, Jr., and of course, the history making “KISS” concert.

The Mountain Smoke CD, "Bluegrass Hop" is available from CD or direct from this website. Other recording credits include the theme song "Another Dusty Road" for the motion picture "Savannah Smiles", CD "Sing and Dance Again" and two record LP's, "On Blue Ridge" (featuring Vince Gill) and "Lettin' It Slip Away". Both early Lp's are now digitally re-mastered and available on one CD!

Mountain Smoke is Billy Perry (banjo, mandolin, guitar, and vocals), Tom Bergman (guitar, banjo, and vocals), Kenny Davis (resonator and pedal steel), Rich Dimonico drums and percussion), Jackie MaShore (accordion percussion, and vocals), Roger Mashore (bass, guitar and vocals), and Hal Clifford (guitar and vocals).

The group is also known for launching the musical careers of Vince Gill, Jimmy Gyles (with Roy Clark), Bobby Clark (Williams & Clark) and David Coe (with Michael Martin Murphy).


Craig Scotland

Thanks for sharing, Craig!

Event Details:

Time: February 21, 2009 at 6pm
Location: Franco-American Heritage Center
46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME

Contact Info: (207) 689-2000
Event Type: Mardi Gras!! :)
Organized By: Franco-American Heritage Center
All proceeds benefit the Franco-American Heritage Center

Event Description

C'est la musique originale des Acadiens du Maine. Maine Acadians have been harboring a rich musical culture underground for generations. Now a new generation of Acadian-Maineiacs are showing their joie de vivre. Voilà Boréal Tordu. C'est dingue ça!

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