My band and I are very excited to tour our Christmas programme of rare French and Acadian songs, from my latest CD “La veillée de Noël,”. We will be performing in Lunenburg (Dec 16), Chester (Dec. 18), Memramcook (Dec. 19) and Bertrand (Dec. 20).
La Veillée has a strong geographical and familial connection for me. Most of the songs come from an old book given to me by my cousin who rescued it from the former Collège St-Joseph in Memramcook. The book was published in Paris in the late 1890s. A section of Ancient Noels at the end prompted me to record an album of these mostly unknown songs. It was released by ATMA Classique last December and I look forward to bringing these songs to you in person. It is unusual, varied and completely entertaining.
Here is a sneak peak of this programme! HERE!