French-Canadian folk super group, De Temps Antan, will perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday May 8 at 8pm as part of a Music Network tour.
De Temps Antan has captured the hearts of audiences across the globe with their stunning interpretations of time-honoured melodies from Quebec’s musical past. Driven by the stomping ‘tac-tic-a-tac’ of ‘les pieds’ (a type of clog ), their rough-hewn sound is an utterly infectious mix of boundless energy and joie de vivre. The group’s live shows are dosed with catchy honkytonk tunes, uncontrolled laughter, and sudden, impromptu shifts in rhythm and harmony – so expect the unexpected!
Three powerful vocals combine to create joyous harmonies; several of De Temps Antan’s songs also feature close-up call-and-response vocals that date back to the work songs of Quebec’s lumber camps. And mention must also be given to the delightful fiddle of David Boulanger, the explosive accordion playing of Pierre-Luc Dupuis and the superb guitar accompaniment of Éric Beaudry. The music may be acoustic, but the results are electric!
“World-class performers” – The Guardian
Booking advised. Tel: 094 9023733 or online at www.thelinenhall.com