De Temps Antan

De Temps Antan

Éric Beaudry - voice, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki | David Boulanger - voice, fiddle | Pierre-Luc Dupuis - voice, accordion, harmonica, jaw’s harp

Tour Dates

Wed 1 May, 8pm The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 Book Tickets
Thurs 2 May, 8.30pm The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon Book Tickets
Fri 3 May, 8pm Station House Theatre. Clifden Book Tickets
Sat 4 May, 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge Book Tickets
Sun 5 May, 7pm St. James' Church, Dingle Book Tickets
Tues 7 May, 8pm National Opera House, Wexford Book Tickets
Wed 8 May, 8pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar Book Tickets
Thurs 9 May, 8pm Triskel Christchurch, Cork Book Tickets
Fri 10 May, 9pm Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore Book Tickets

The incredible French-Canadian folk super group De Temps Antan have 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 did we mention 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!

 

 

Éric Beaudry, voice, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki
David Boulanger, voice, fiddle
Pierre-Luc Dupuis, voice, accordion, harmonica, jaw’s harp

Wed 1 May The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 01-4750224 Music Network
Thurs 2 May The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon 8.30pm , €16 / €14 071-9650828
Fri 3 May Station House Theatre. Clifden 8pm , €15 / 12 (on the door) 095-21699 (info only) Clifden Arts Society
Sat 4 May Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 8pm , €15 / €12 045-448327
Sun 5 May St. James' Church, Dingle 7pm , €15 087-3467632 Féile na Bealtaine
Tues 7 May National Opera House, Wexford 8pm , €17 / €15 053-9122144
Wed 8 May Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm , €17 / €14 094-9023733
Thurs 9 May Triskel Christchurch, Cork 8pm , €15 / €12 (plus €1 booking fee) 021-4272022
Fri 10 May Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore 9pm 086-3753380 Baltimore Fiddle Fair

"World-class performers"

- The Guardian

"De Temps Antan combine the best of new and old Quebec, highly recommended"

- Folkworld

"They have enough power to drive a nuclear furnace."

- Folkwords

"With their pedigree, you’d expect something a bit special from De Temps Antan - and they certainly deliver."

- The Living Tradition