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Focus On: 2017 FestiTrad: André Marchand and Grey Larsen

(recorded by Beehive Productions at the 2017 FestiTrad in the Ville de Saint-Gabriel, Québec.)

André Marchand is one of the leading figures in Quebec’s trad scene. He began his musical career as a cofounder of La Bottine Souriante, the group most responsible for kickstarting Quebec’s folk music revival. As a guitarist, he basically defined how to accompany Québécois music, drawing inspiration from Montréal jazz, American folk, and Irish guitar. His melodious vocals, inventive guitar accompaniment, imaginative compositions, atomic-clock foot percussion, and wonderful sense of humor make him an irresistible stage presence.

Grey Larsen is a versatile and highly accomplished musician and an author of books on Irish music. Though he has explored many musical paths since the 1970s, he now focuses mainly on three: Irish flute and tin whistle - he is a highly accomplished player and an acclaimed author; concert performances with Cindy Kallet playing intimate traditional and contemporary folk music and song; and mastering, with a specialty in acoustic-based music. 

André Marchand, Grey Larsen, and Cindy Kallet joined Folk Alley at the 2017 FestiTrad festival in the City of Saint-Gabriel in Québec for exclusive performances of material originally recorded on their albums as a duo, 'The Orange Tree' (1993) and 'Les Marionnettes' (2004) - captured and produced by our partners at Beehive Productions.

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Pack of Lies (Les Menteries)/Cedulie's Reel (Quebecois Intro)

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Pack of Lies (Les Menteries)/Cedulie's Reel (English Intro)

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Ma Mère, Donnez-moi z-un Mari/The Killavil Schottische (Quebecois Intro)

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Ma Mère, Donnez-moi z-un Mari/The Killavil Schottische (English Intro)

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C'est par un Beau Samedi d'ÉtÉ/Bobbing for Apples (Quebecois Intro)

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C'est par un Beau Samedi d'ÉtÉ/Bobbing for Apples (English Intro)

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André Marchand website

Grey Larsen website

Grey Larsen on Facebook

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen website

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen Facebook page

Festitrad website

Selected Releases:

The Orange Tree
  (1993, Sleepy Creek Music)

Les Marionnettes
  (2004, Sleepy Creek Music )

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