This fall, the Quebecois group Le Vent du Nord will be launching La Part du Feu, their latest album. For more information [in French], check Chroniques Trad. I'll bring more information on the same subject during the summer.

Another album coming soon... well, not that soon. The album is scheduled for next January 2010! This is the newest work of Bernard Simard. Three of the songs featuring in this album can be downloaded now through his official site. More information can also be found on his MySpace.


Du 08 Août 2009 au 15 Août 2009

Réservations: 05 55 69 27 81

Cet événement, qui aura lieu cette année pour sa sixième édition, fera une grande place à la danse. Pour la première fois en effet, les danses traditionnelles québécoises et la danse country seront au programme...

Les festivaliers pourront s'inscrire à des stages et mettre en applications leurs savoirs faire lors des deux concerts dansants qui seront organisés. Il sera dailleurs possible de danser tous les soirs...

L'association Haut Limousin - Québec invite cependant, comme à son habitude, une belle gagne d'artistes québécois :

- Les Tireux d'Roches (8 août 2009)

- Genticorum (9 août 2009)

- Johanne Provencher (10 août 2009)

- Pierre-Etienne Rouillard et Pierre-Luc Brilland (11 août 2009)

- Les Batteux Slaques (12 août 2009)

- Le Trio Barbecue (BBQ) (13 août 2009)

- Abitibi Pure Laine (14 août 2009)

- Dentdelion (15 août 2009)

Dear all:

I know everybody is excited for the program of Chants de Vielles festival this year. While it will take a bit more till it's published on their official page, the names I was informed that will be performing next September are:

Le Vent du Nord
Les Mononcles
Ad Vielle Que Pourra

See you all there!


Amazing Scottish harper and singer Maeve Gilchrist teams up with fiddler Ed Pearlman and pianist Neil Pearlman for concerts and workshops in June. It's traditional music blended at times with jazz influences.

Maeve has played for such events as the opening of the Scottish Parliament, and the Edinburgh Harp Festival, as well as performing with well known Scottish and jazz performers. Ed has worked for 30 years with many of the top Scottish and Cape Breton fiddlers; Neil is both a Scottish and jazz pianist and a Cape Breton stepdancer with a number of great performers; he's teaching piano next month at Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp.

First off: Sat June 20 at Hooker-Dunham Theater in Brattleboro VT - Maeve with Highland Soles (Ed with dancer Laura Scott & family - the Boston Globe called Laura a "showstopper" ). Enjoy harp, song, fiddle, & dance!

Tue June 23 in Bemus Point, NY (near Lake Erie, between Buffalo and Cleveland) - afternoon workshops and evening concert and jam session with Maeve, Ed, and Neil. Email Sue at fiddlehead55 at for info.

Thu June 25 at Nighttown Cleveland; dinner show with Maeve, Ed and Neil.

Maeve, Ed and Neil will also be teaching at the Ohio Scottish Arts School, June 27-July 3.

Hello All,

It’s hard to believe that our O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp is just a month away. This will be our second year, and we are expecting a great learning experience for our students, and of course, two very fun days. Here are some of the highlights of the Youth Camp and later in this email we’ll address the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat.

2nd Annual O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp

Dates: Monday & Tuesday, June 29-30, 2009

Location: the Springhill Retreat Center in Richardson, Texas

Ages: 6-16

Classes: 45-minute classes in fiddle, flute, tinwhistle, guitar, piano, mandolin/tenor banjo/bouzouki, and bodhran. In addition to our core instrument classes, we will introduce a new class called “Fun with Irish Music” that is an interactive introduction to the basic elements of music in general as well as how these relate to traditional Irish music . Children will have fun while learning the basic elements of rhythm, melody and harmony through engaging group activities such as marching, playing instruments, dancing and singing. Children may bring their own instruments and use them to explore the elements taught in the class and learn a simple Irish tune. Traditional Irish music will be used as the basis for the activities where appropriate.

Teaching Staff: Our instructors are some of the top professional players of Irish music in our area.

Other Activities: singing, dancing, games, concerts, sessions, a cookout and more. On the last day of the camp, the campers will participate in a Tune Tussle when they will get to perform musical acts that they prepared during the two days of camp.

Costs: tuition is $75 for two days and $50 for one day. Online registration is underway.

Lodging: There are limited number of dorm beds available at the Center for out of town guests. There are many hotels in the area.

Meals: Lunches must be brought to the camp each day. The cookout on Monday evening is open to campers and their families and is free.

Other Info: Instructor concert will follow cookout. A limited number of scholarships are available. If you’re interested in attending, visit the youth camp’s website or call our Camp Director, Gordon McLeod at 972-530-0757. Please note that we will only have the capacity for about 75 campers so we recommend that you register as soon as possible.

Hope you can come and please help us spread the word!

Ken Fleming

O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat

Dates: Friday – Sunday, Oct. 23-25, 2009 The retreat will officially begin on Thursday night, October 22, with a “meet & greet” BBQ and bonfire. Classes start Friday morning and continue through Sunday late afternoon.

Location: the Hoblitzelle Camp and Conference Center in Midlothian, Texas, about 30 minutes south of Dallas.

Ages: 6 through adult

Classes: 90-minute classes in fiddle, flute, whistle, guitar (standard, dropped-D & DADGAD), piano, bodhran, harp, uilleann pipes, button accordion (C#/D & B/C), piano accordion, concertina, tenor banjo, bouzouki, mandolin and Gaelic singing. Enrichment classes teaching Irish music history or exploring Irish music today will also be offered. Additionally, workshops presenting music theory, use of ABCs (cyber notation), learning by ear, and basic sound system operation will be available. This year the retreat will introduce a special program for youth called “Kids Irish Music and Heritage Workshops.” These workshops are for elementary school-age children ages 6 to 10 and offers an introduction to Irish music, dance, history, language, and customs. It will include the following activities: games, arts and crafts, singing, instrumental instruction, learning simple Irish Gaelic phrases and songs, folk dancing, cooking, and storytelling. This is a highly-structured, educational program designed to teach Irish music but in a way that provides context for the music through cultural appreciation.

Teaching Staff: An exceptional lineup of instructors will teach including such great players as Manus McGuire (fiddle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Mickey Dunne (uilleann pipes), June McCormack (flute), Pat Egan (guitar), Michael Rooney (harp), Enda Scahill (tenor banjo), Brendan Dolan (piano) and Patty Furlong (button accordion). They will be joined by 22 other respected teachers from throughout the U.S.

Other Activities: Each evening there will be concerts by instructors and mini-concerts during meals with a “farewell” concert on Sunday evening. On the Saturday night program, there will be a “Texas Tune & Song Tussle” which features friendly competition among ensembles that form at the retreat vying for “O’Diddley Awards.” Sessions will be plentiful and organized by levels with some instructor-led and others not.

Costs: Tuition is $200 and just $120 for youth 18 and under and seniors 65 and older.

Lodging: A variety of lodging options on campus will be available from Thursday evening through Sunday night including cottages, motel rooms, dorm beds, RV spaces and tent camping.

Meals: Meals will be offered Thursday dinner through Monday breakfast.

Transportation: The retreat will offer a shuttle service to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport for $15 per trip per person. There is parking for personal vehicles at the camp.

Other Info: A limited number of scholarships are available. If you’re interested in attending, visit the retreat’s website or call the retreat office at (972) 238-8724 or email info at Online registration has now begun. Because there are caps on class sizes, early enrollment is best.

[Dear all: if you are in Quebec and can participate of this event, I strongly recommend. A house concert is always a more intimate musical journey, which means close audience-musician interaction making this experience much more personal for each participant. Enjoy! Bengal.]

Vendredi 29 mai à 20h

Bill Garrett et Sue Lothrop - chanteurs folk;
Benoit Bourque - musicien, danseur, chanteur - membre de La Bottine Souriante;
Simon Gauthier - conteur et lamiste (scie musicale);
Antoine Pigeon-Bourque - accordéoniste et tubiste;

au 262 Marie-Victorin, à Verchères
information et réservations : 450.583.6918 ; pigbourque (at)
Régulier : 20 $ - étudiant : 15 $

Bill Garrett et Sue Lothrop : "deux voix en parfaite harmonie", c'est ainsi qu'on ce duo montréalais. Un couple sur scène comme dans la vie, Bill et Sue se sont produits dans de nombreux folk clubs et festivals d'un océan à l'autre. Bill Garret est un des fondateurs de la maison de disques torontoise Borealis et a été réalisateur à la radio de la CBC pendant dix-huit ans. Sue Lothrop, native des Cantons de l'est, a fait partie de différents groupes folks et folk-rock avec lesquels elle a fait des tournées dans tout le Canada et aux États-Unis. Aujourd'hui, en plus des spectacles en duo avec Bill, elle fait de l'animation en musicothérapie auprès des aînés.

Benoit Bourque souligne cette année ses trente ans de vie professionnelle en tant que musicien traditionnel. Plusieurs groupes ont pu profiter de ses talents et de son indéniable charisme et depuis quelques mois, c'est au sein de la célèbre Bottine Souriante qu'il partage son amour de la musique traditionnelle québécoise à tous les publics.
Pour en savoir plus : La Bottine Souriante [The band's page is finally updated!]

Simon Gauthier : originaire de Sept-Iles et établi en Montérégie depuis quelques d'années, Simon est arrivé au conte comme on tombe amoureux, avec fougue et passion. Depuis plus de dix ans, il captive tous les publics par son imaginaire débridé, son énergie incandescente et sa sensibilité de poète. Simon est aussi lamiste, c'est-à-dire qu'il joue de la scie musicale. Pour ce concert maison, il s'exécutera à la scie musicale, en solo, en duo, en trio...

Antoine Pigeon-Bourque
vient de terminer ses études au programme de musique du cégep St-Laurent, où il a étudié le tuba avec Robert Ellis et l'accordéon-piano avec George Camitsis. Il s'intéresse à plusieurs styles musicaux. Il exécutera, à l'accordéon, des pièces de Tony Murena, René Dupéré (Le cirque du soleil), Yan Tiersen (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain), J. Ivanovici.

Dear all:

Thanks for so many kind messages. I didn't know I was reaching so many people and so far. I'll be moving by the end of the month from my current home, so things are a bit messy around here, but I'll try my best to keep online at least propagating the links to the fests and events coming up. There are so many great shows announced for this summer.

Anyway, let's see how time will evolve from my end.

Thanks again for all your support. I really appreciate!

À bientôt!


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Stage de Chant

Dans le cadre de sa programmation, la petite équipe du festival propose, en collaboration avec Charles Quimbert, Robert Bouthillier et quelques formidables invités surprises (qui viennent de très loin!), de renouveler l’expérience du Stage de Chant tant appréciée en 2008. Télécharger le descriptif du stage (212K PDF).

Stage de Vielle à Roue

Aussi dans le cadre de sa programmation, le festival, en collaboration avec Gilles Chabenat (qui doit traverser l'Atlantique!), met sur pied un premier Stage de Vielle à Roue. Télécharger le descriptif du stage (140K PDF).

Hurdy-Gurdy Workshop

Also being offered this year at the festival, our first hurdy-gurdy workshop, with Gilles Chabenat (France). Download the workshop info sheet (140K PDF).

La date limite d’inscription pour les deux stages est le 1er juin 2009. Hâtez-vous, les places sont limitées! Deadline for workshop signup is June 1, 2009. Hurry, space is limited!

Inscription : Geneviève Nadeau, Coordonnatrice,, 450-583-5631.

©2009 Chants de Vielles |

Who is this workshop for?

Intermediate hurdy-gurdy players who have their own instrument.
Contents: The workshop will be devoted to instrumental technique over a common repertoire (PDF & MIDI files to provided by the teacher).

Maximum participants: 10
Where: Sacristy of Ste-Théodosie Church, Calixa-Lavallée

Workshop Master: Gilles Chabenat (FRANCE).

Born in 1963 in Lignières (Centre France), Chabenat started playing hurdy-gurdy with folk art and traditions organization Les Thiaulins at the age of 13. After studying with Georges Simon, he won several folk music awards. Then, he turned to the corpus of his area and became interested in other music styles. Following in the footsteps of Valentin Clastrier, he had to reinvent his instrument and how it is played. Simultaneously, after several years of research, instrument-maker Denis Siorat designed a modern electroacoustic instrument that made it possible for the hurdy-gurdy to foray into the field of new music. In 1992, Chabenat joined the Corsican group I Muvrini, with whom he played for 12 years. During this period, he performed with several high-profile artists, including Véronique Sanson, Florent Pagny, Stephan Eicher, Jean-Jacques Goldman, and Sting, but also Frédéric Paris, Edouard Papazian, Alain Bonnin, and Gabriel Yacoub. Lately, he has been working on various creative projects with jazz musicians, among others Vincent Mascart, Jacques Mahieux, Alain Bruel, Alain Gibert, and Jean-Marc Padovani. In other words, his musical background and evolution have been constantly shaped by musical encounters. He sees the hurdy-gurdy as a multifaceted instrument that has been morphing and reinventing itself for over a thousand years.

    SCHEDULE (subject to change)
    Thursday, September 10
    10 AM - NOON Master Class (1/4) with Gilles Chabenat

Lunch at the Manoir in Calixa, with all participants

Concert dinner at La Brunnoire in Verchères

    2 PM - 5 PM Master Class (2/4) with Gilles Chabenat
    Friday, September 11

10 AM - NOON Master Class (3/4) with Gilles Chabenat

Lunch at the Manoir in Calixa, with all participants

    2 PM - 5 PM Master Class (4/4) with Gilles Chabenat
    Saturday, September 12
    2:30 PM Hurdy-Gurdy Meeting, with Gilles Chabenat and workshop participants
    Sunday, September 13

    2 PM Concert with Gilles Chabenat
    4:30 PM En avant toute: Parade with singers, musicians, on-lookers

    *Activities in GREY are optional

150: Workshop THURSDAY & FRIDAY

$200: Workshop THURSDAY & FRIDAY + Cafeteria (includes: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, Thursday dinner & weekend pass

Dear all:

I have so many pending posts piling up and not enough time to go though half of them. I always had so many ideas for Bengal's Corner, that already deviated a bit from it's original intention... still, I appreciate all of you that took the time to visit and comment.

I'm thinking about closing this blog though. Either it’s permanently or not, I’m not sure at this point. I wish I could dedicate more time to make it the way I envisioned. I have a group of interviews, including one with Eric Beaudry done last year during Chants de Vielles 2008, that weren't published yet. Eric's interview was done in an ambient with music around. In the end, the tunes covered Eric's voice. It took a long time to clean up the recording to have it in clearer French, but not enough time after that to transcript, translate and upload... this is one of the reasons why I want to stop.

Also I had the idea of adding articles about the curious instruments we discover in Folk music. Surely for the past 5 years I learned about musical instruments I never even heard before. Gaétan Morissette wrote a great article about the tambours de Portneuf. I even contacted some musicians about it and the idea was well accepted, but I didn't have the necessary time after to be on top of that...

At this point, I'm just advertising the events as they come and I'm doing half of the job I was doing before. I would love to have enough time to dedicate to those ideas and make this blog much more informative and interactive. But right now, my professional life is demanding more time and I have to focus.

During the next weeks I'll upload a list of references and links to bands, associations, festivals, artists, agencies, producers, etc, that you can contact for more information in any of the topics spread in this blog. It will be just like the links for the radios that I already added to Bengal's Corner. Please, feel free to add any more links to the comments session, or to contact me through the email published in my profile. I'm not disappearing. :)

I have to rearrange my time. I'll let you know whether I can continue with Bengal's Corner or not.

For now, thank you to those who took time to stop by. I really appreciate it.

À bientôt,


Hello, everyone!

The Summerfest is coming up and this year it's promised to be even greater! The list of performers is very tempting... Check out the message below...

[Forwarded message by Stephe B. Johns, forwarded by Benoit Shoja]


Several francophone musicians will perform at the Summerfest, New Bedford, MA, 3-5 July 2009.

Benoit Bourque (Quebecois)
Gadelle (Acadienne)
Reveillons! (Quebecois)
Dave Surrette (Franco-American/Breton)
Daniel & Luc Thonon (Belgian/Quebecois)

Thursday, May 14, North Sea Gas, one of Scotland's most popular folk bands, will perform at the Echo Lake (Town Hall, 9 Montague Rd., Leverett, Massachusetts), at 7:30 pm.

Admission at the door is $8-$10.

North Sea Gas: Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson, playing Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Bodhrans, Whistles, Banjo, with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies.

Check them out.
For more information, call 413-548-9394 (Contact Info: Diane Crowe)

North Sea Gas

Folk Music From Scotland

Scottish folk entertainers North Sea Gas are first and foremost a Scottish folk band that have now been performing for over 29 years. The band's eclectic career includes live performances in a variety of venues, from national theatres to private functions, oilrigs, folk clubs and open-air concerts. They have recorded 13 albums, and have maintained a large and diverse repertoire. North Sea Gas' philosophy is one of quality folk music coupled with entertainment. Over the years they have played to audiences all over Great Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and the U.S.A. In 1998 the band collected a Gold Disc award from the Scottish Music Industry for their album "Caledonian Connection." Silver Disc awards have been received for "Keltic Heritage," "Live from Edinburgh," "Scottish Destiny," "power of Scotland," and "Dark Island" Albums.

Dave Gilfillan. Lead and Harmony Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Mandola, and Bodhran. Dave is the founding member of North Sea Gas and has built up a reputation for rousing vocals, heartfelt ballads and a sense of on-stage fun. Add to that a wicked tongue-in-cheek humor and you'll soon see why his music and personality has taken him all over the world.

Grant Simpson. Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmony Vocals. Grant a full time musician who has played with many leading musicians in the folk world. He has recorded with various artists and is always working on one project or another, whether it is with his association with North Sea Gas, fiddle tuition, or organizing and fronting many of the folk music sessions in and around Edinburgh.

Ronnie MacDonald. Lead and Harmony Vocals, Guitar and bouzouki. Ronnie, or Mac as everyone knows him, was a member of North Sea Gas 19 years ago. He left to follow his own career, which took him to Australia for 12 years, as founding member of the Celtic City Sons. Mac has a great love of Scottish folk music not to mention a great sense of humor. Together they will entertain you with songs, new and old, great instrumentals, history and more! Their approach is professional, their arrangements thoughtful. Add to that strong vocals featuring three part harmonies and a sense of fun and you have North Sea Gas.

[by Stephen B. Johns]


The quebecois traditional music group Reveillons! will be performing in New England.

6/26-28: Old Songs Festival, Altamont, NY

7/04-05: Summerfest, New Bedford, MA

8/01-02: Champlain Valley Folk Festival, Ferrisburgh, VT

8/06: Bates College, Lewiston, ME

8/07: Callahan Hall, Public Library, Lewiston, ME

9/06: New World Festival, Randolph, VT

Lisa Ornstein will be giving a 90-minute fiddle workshop on May 24th in Burlington, Vermont at the home of Carmen Bombardier (one of the daughters of fiddler Louis Beaudoin) from 2:30-4 pm.

It's a split shift between the Southern Appalachians (via tunes from the legendary Tommy Jarrell) and the French Northeast (via tunes from the rich repertory of Louis Beaudoin and Acadian fiddler Avila LeBlanc of the Magdelan Islands). Amazing tunes with turbo-charged bowings and variations, explained coherently and succinctly for your hands-on-playing pleasure.

Workshop fee: $20
Contact: Mark Sustic for registration (mrksustc at
Questions? Contact Lisa Ornstein (lisa.ornstein at

Le Festival du Chant de Marin de Paimpol joue la carte de l’ouverture en diversifiant sa programmation et en invitant des groupes de « musiques du Monde ». Une partie de cette programmation a déjà été dévoilée… la suite ne devrait plus tarder.

Il n’en reste pas moins que le Festival demeure, comme son nom l’indique, le haut-lieu du chant de marin : aucun autre événement en Bretagne, en France… ne laisse autant de place à ce genre musical si particulier et haut en couleurs. Et rares sont les Festivals qui l’égalent, en Europe ou sur d’autres continents… Paimpol est bien la Mecque du Chant de Marin.

En témoigne encore la programmation de l’édition 2009 : pas moins de cinquante groupes de chansons de mer trouveront à s’exprimer, les 7, 8 et 9 août prochains, sur les quais de Paimpol. Ils viennent de …partout, et notamment de Bretagne, mais aussi d’Amérique, puisque tel est le thème de Paimpol 2009.

Bretagne :

Michel Tonnerre, Djiboudjep, Cabestan, Sol'marin, Les Matelots en Bordée, Hervé Guillemer, Soldat Louis, Taillevent (Sarzeau), Babord Amures (Saint Malo), Nordet (Lorient), Abysskan (Pont Aven), Ar Vag (Nantes), Cap Ouest (Guérande), Dames de Nage (Quimper), Diatonik Penn ar Bed (Léon), Fortunes de Mer (Binic), Grato$$e (Plouha), Les Boulinerien (Plozevet), Les Fous de Bassan (Le Pouliguen), Les Gabiers d’Artimon (Lorient), Les Gourganes (Dinan), Les Soucoulous (Plougastel), Maltavern (Trégor), Rhum & Eau (Lorient), Mouezh Port Rhu (Douarnenez), Les Voix du Four (Porspoder), Les Naufrageurs (Pordic), Vents et Marées (Dinard), Les Gabiers du Canut (Pipriac), Captain Malo et Monig (Le Croisic)

Sans oublier les locaux de l’étape que sont : Les Souillés de Fond de Cale (en création avec le Bagad de Plouha), les Cent Z’Escale, Charly et les Gaillards et les Kanerien Pempoull.

Côtes de France :

Marée de Paradis (Tocqueville Les Mûrs, Normandie), Les Tribordais de l’Ile d’Yeu, Choeur d’Hommes d’Yport (Normandie), Vent de Noroîse, Les Vents Marine (Rochefort sur Mer), Sur les Docks (Dunkerque), Femmes de Marin (Granville), Chor’Hommes (Vrigne aux Bois – Ardennes), Marinade (Cherbourg), Sol’Marin (Vendée), Les Brouilleurs d’Ecoute (La Rochelle)

Des Amériques

Bernard Simard (Québec), Tom Lewis (Canada), Les Moules Marinières (Québec), Mille Sabords (Québec), Le Vent du Nord (Québec), Les Charbonniers De L'Enfer (Québec), La Marée Chante (Saint Jean port Joli – Québec), The Johnson Girls (USA)

Et d’ailleurs…

Deux retours attendus : Stormalong John (GB) et les Banana Boat (Pologne), qui avaient fait un tabac en 2005.


La 6e édition de Chants de Vielles se tiendra du 10-13 septembre 2009 dans le village de Calixa-Lavallée (Québec).

Dans le cadre de sa programmation, la petite équipe du festival propose, en collaboration avec Charles Quimbert, Robert Bouthillier et quelques formidables invités surprises (qui viennent de très loin!), de renouveler l’expérience du Stage de Chant tant appréciée en 2008.

DATE LIMITE D’INSCRIPTION : 1er JUIN 2009 - Hâtez-vous les places sont limitées.


Geneviève Nadeau

info (at)

La 6e édition de Chants de Vielles se tiendra du 10-13 septembre 2009 dans le village de Calixa-Lavallée (Québec). Dans le cadre de sa programmation, le festival propose de renouveler, l’expérience du Stage de Chant qui a été tant appréciée en 2008.

Dans un groupe restreint, on y abordera à partir du répertoire que les stagiaires pratiques, la voix comme un geste, on y (re) découvrira le timbre, la posture, la respiration. L’objectif poursuivi est d’être le plus heureux possible lorsque l'on chante, supprimer toute gêne et efforts inutiles, conscientiser le corps comme instrument

Animateur : Charles QUIMBERT (Bretagne)
Connu comme collecteur, chanteur et pédagogue dans le domaine de chanson traditionnelle. Il chante actuellement avec le trio Brou, Hamon, Quimbert en duo avec une violoncelliste, Gaëlle Branthomme ainsi qu’avec le groupe les Six Troncs. Il a participé à de nombreuses animations, festou-noz ou concerts, aussi bien en Bretagne que dans de nombreux pays étrangers dont au Québec où il est venu à plusieurs reprises. Parallèlement, il passe son diplôme « DE » en musique traditionnelle et a à cœur, depuis plus de dix ans, de transmettre son répertoire et son amour du Chant. Il est l’un des premiers à se pencher sur la spécificité des techniques vocales employées dans le chant traditionnel.

(sujette à des modifications)

Jeudi 10 septembre
10 H - 12H Classe de maître Chant (1/4) avec Charles Quimbert

Dîner au Manoir de Calixa avec les stagiaires de vielle à roue
14h-17H Classe de maître Chant (2/4) avec Charles Quimbert
Souper concert : Restaurant La Brunnoire, Verchères

Vendredi 11 septembre
10 H - 12H Classe de maître Chant (3/4) avec Charles Quimbert

Dîner au Manoir de Calixa avec les stagiaires de vielle à roue
14H-17H Classe de maître Chant (4/4) avec Charles Quimbert
17h30 : Souper d’ouverture du festival
20 H La Nuit du Chant

Samedi 12 septembre
12H30 : Roue de chansons - Québec-Bretagne: Charles Quimbert, André et Irène Drumel,
Louis Bernier et Robert Bouthillier.
15h30 : Chansons de Bretagne avec Charles Quimbert et André Drumel
17 H : Apéro chanté avec Charles Quimbert, Robert Bouthillier et les élèves du stage

Dimanche 13 septembre
11h30 : Chansons de Bretagne avec Charles Quimbert et André Drumel
16H30 : En avant toute : Défilé des chanteurs et musiciens

*les activités en GRIS désignent des activités optionnelles

À qui s’adresse le stage: Aux chanteurs traditionnels de niveau intermédiaire
Nombre maximal de stagiaires admis: 12
200$* FORFAIT STAGE 2 JOURS + Cantine incluant: 1 déjeuner, 2 repas midi et souper jeudi + passeport fin de semaine

Que ce soit au Québec, en Acadie, en Bretagne ou ailleurs dans la francophonie, les voix de la tradition orale, sans être impénétrables, sont incroyablement diverses. Pour caricaturer un peu, disons que la tradition orale ne se réduit pas aux chansons à répondre...À partir de l’audition de documents de collectes, on explorera un répertoire aussi varié que méconnu, tant dans ses thèmes, ses formes, ses structures musicales et ses usages. On découvrira, du coup, différentes formes de l’esthétique vocale particulière des porteurs de tradition à qui nous devons cette mémoire irremplaçable.

Animateur : Robert Bouthillier (Québec) (avec la participation d’André et Irène Drumel ainsi que de Louis Bernier (Bretagne))
Reconnu tant au Québec que dans les vieux pays de Bretagne pour ses collectes québécoises et acadiennes. Grand spécialiste de nos traditions chantées, il a fait le saut « sur scène » il y a une dizaine d'année au sein du groupe Serre l’écoute. Sa voix grave, raffinée et puissante entonne les chansons d'ici, d'Acadie et de Bretagne où il a vécu 18 ans. Des complaintes dramatiques aux chansons à boire, Robert nous plonge dans son monde. La tradition orale dans tous ses états.

Jeudi 10 septembre
10H-12H Stage (1/2) avec Robert Bouthillier

Dîner au Manoir de Calixa avec tous les stagiaires chant et vielle à roue
14H-17H Stage (2/2) avec Robert Bouthillier
Souper-concert : Restaurant La Brunnoire, Verchères

Vendredi 11 septembre
10H-12H Stage (1/2) avec Robert Bouthillier

Dîner au Manoir de Calixa avec tous les stagiaires chant et vielle à roue
14H-17H Stage (2/2) avec Robert Bouthillier
17h30 : Souper d’ouverture du festival.
20 H : La Nuit du Chant

SAMEDI 12 septembre
14 H Atelier de chant à la marche avec Robert Bouthillier
17 H Apéro chanté avec Charles Quimbert, Robert Bouthillier et les stagiaires

DIMANCHE 13 septembre
16H30 En avant toute : Défilé des chanteurs et musiciens

*Les activités en GRIS désignent des activités optionnelles

À qui s’adresse le stage: Aux chanteurs traditionnels de tout acabit
Durée du stage : Deux jours (avec possibilité de « prendre le train en marche » et de s’inscrire pour deuxième journée seulement)
Nombre de participants: Max 20 personnes
200$ FORFAIT Stage 2 jours + Cantine (incluant : 1 déjeuner, 2 repas midi et souper jeudi + passeport Fin de semaine)