Ottawa Contra Dance

Old Sod Society Concerts




Genticorum
Saturday, March 10, 2018



Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

Location: Rosemount Hall, 41 Rosemount Ave (Google maps link)

Tickets: $25 when purchased here (below) or $28 at the door. Children, 12 and under, are $10. HST included.

Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, this energetic and original, traditional 'power trio' also incorporates the dynamism of today's North American and European folk cultures in its music. They weave precise and intricate fiddle and flute work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar and accordion accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humour and stage presence make them a supreme crowd pleaser.

Pascal Gemme is a leading light in Quebec's traditional music scene. Known as much for his original compositions as his fine interpretation of traditional tunes, Pascal is the fiddler and arranger of Genticorum, whose CDs have met with critical acclaim in several countries. From a young age, the fiddle music and songs of his native province have captivated him. After graduating with a degree in composition and band arrangements at Montreal's St Laurent College, he immersed himself in the traditional music around him, playing, collecting and recording music found all over Quebec.

Yann Falquet is a very active and creative acoustic guitar player on the Quebecois music scene. He has developed a personal guitar style for Quebecois folk music, inspired by the playing of accompanists from different cultures (Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland, North America). His involvement in the province's traditional music scene has led Yann to perform on numerous recordings, and to tour regularly throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia with Genticorum, The McDades, the Jean-Francois Belanger Trio and with cellist Natalie Haas.

Nicholas Williams has developed a reputation as a versatile and sought-after musician in the traditional music scenes of Quebec and New England. His rhythmic, yet nuanced, style of flute playing draws from Irish and Scottish traditions, as well as from his studies of classical North Indian music. Also an accomplished accordion and piano player, he has been a member of the band Crowfoot since 2005, plays with fiddler Laura Risk, and in the Alex Kehler/Nicholas Williams duo.

This concert celebrates the release of Genticorum's brand new CD, AVANT L'ORAGE!

"Their robust vocals & sheer energy are satisfying, but ultimately it's the sense of playfulness married to a sonic richness - and those interesting original arrangements - that makes this ... such a devilish pleasure."
SONGLINES

"Their strong, expressive French vocals and lush harmonies add rich icing to an already sumptuous cake. Any fan of folk music must hear this supercharged trio at all costs."
Eric Thom - EXCLAIM

Listen to them play here.

Visit the bands webpage www.genticorum.com.

You can find this event poster here.

Tickets


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If you are buying tickets to multiple concerts you can check out once when all concerts are added to your order.

PayPal will email you a receipt for your purchase. We will add the name of each attendee to our list and check names at the door on March 10th (no physical ticket required).

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Fru Skagerrak
Sunday, April 15, 2018



Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

Location: Rosemount Hall, 41 Rosemount Ave (Google maps link)

Tickets: $22 when purchased here (below) or $25 at the door. Children, 12 and under, are $10. HST included.

The music of Fru Skagerrak takes you on a journey through Scandinavia; from lowlands to mountains, from slow airs to lively polkas, in major and in minor, and everything in between. Fru Skagerrak - "Lady Skagerrak" - are three master musicians - one from each Scandinavian country: Maja Kjaer Jacobsen from Denmark, Elise Wessel Hildrum from Norway and Anna Lindblad from Sweden.

In 2011, these three globetrotting musicians met for the first time at Tonder Festival, Denmark's biggest Folk Festival, in a roaring session that had engulfed the backstage bar. Through the mayhem of tunes you could feel a certain Scandinavian groove, and in that moment the connection between these three fiddlers was clear.

The trio brings together the diverse traditions from each of their homelands, which surround the Skagerrak strait. Through a repertoire of traditional tunes, new compositions, and songs in their respective languages, they express their kinship and love of their shared heritage. The result is an explosion of the sounds that exist in Scandinavian music today.

Watch and listen them play here.

Visit the band's webpage www.fruskagerrak.com.

You can find this event poster here.

Tickets


Fill in the ticket option, name and email address of the attendee and click Add to Cart. If more than one person is attending then select Continue Shopping in the PayPal window and repeat the process to add more attendees. Once completed, click View Cart and then check out in the PayPal window.

If you are buying tickets to multiple concerts you can check out once when all concerts are added to your order.

PayPal will email you a receipt for your purchase. We will add the name of each attendee to our list and check names at the door on April 15th (no physical ticket required).

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Past Concerts

A list of our past concerts can be found here.