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Grosse Isle | Rock Island Public Library Watts-Midtown Branch

March 18 @ 1:00 pm

Informal 45-minute performance and lecture for patrons. Open to the public. 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. The band name refers to the story of the mass arrival of the Irish in the 19th century, on Grosse Île in the St. Lawrence River, as they fled the Great Famine. It is a striking encounter between two peoples and two cultures. 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 performance is varied and showcases the 1001 colors of the band.​ See less


March 18
1:00 pm


Rock Island Public Library
401 19th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Quad City Arts
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