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Grosse Isle Musical Performance

March 18 @ 7:00 pm

For all ages. Please join us for a wonderful, free concert celebrating music from Ireland and Quebec! The traditional music trio Grosse Isle was born out of the “absolutely magical” collaboration between three exceptional musicians from Quebec and Ireland (The Irish Music Magazine). Together, Sophie Lavoie du Lac-St-Jean (fiddle, piano, vocal), André Marchand the legendary (guitar, vocal), and Fiachra O’Regan, Irish champion (uilleann pipes, whistle, banjo) shine with their rich and enveloping music. These musicians all have a national and international reputation as a duo mainly in the case of Sophie & Fiachra and within several groups for 40 years as far as André Marchand is concerned (La Bottine Souriante, Les Charbonniers de l’Enfer and others). Fusing Irish and Québécois repertoire with original compositions, Grosse Isle presents pieces from the album ‘The Bonesetter’ as well as many surprises on stage! The harmonious blend of the two cultures, the authenticity, and the immense talent of the artists give a sublime result! From laments to more rhythmic songs, the concert is varied and showcases the 1001 colors of the band.In addition to performing at several traditional music festivals in Quebec, the musicians have also performed in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, and of course, Ireland!This event is brought to you by QC Art’s Visiting Artist Series. To register to attend, please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library, or visit See less


March 18
7:00 pm

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