DE TEMPS ANTAN ON TOUR TO NINE VENUES WITH MUSIC NETWORK 1ST-10TH MAY 2019
27 March 2019
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The irresistible French Canadian folk super group De Temps Antan, who have captured the hearts of audiences across the globe with their stunning interpretations of time-honoured melodies from Quebec, are touring to nine venues with Music Network 1st-10th May. 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 the unmistakeable joie de vivre of traditional Quebecois music. Their live shows offer a hint of the contemporary — dosed with uncontrolled laughter, catchy honkytonk tunes, and sudden, impromptu shifts in harmony — that speak to familiar rhythms of the past.
De Temps Antan’s virtuosos Éric Beaudry, David Boulanger and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have all been members of La Bottine Souriante, arguably the most influential Quebecois band of modern times. In De Temps Antan, their powerful vocals create joyous harmonies, combining with the delightful fiddle of Boulanger, the explosive accordion playing of Dupuis and the superb guitar accompaniment of Beaudry, along with harmonica, bouzouki and a number of other instruments. Their set in Ireland will include close-up call-and-response vocals that date back to the work songs of Quebec’s lumber camps, and music from De Temps Antan’s latest album ‘Consolez-vous’.
Watch De Temps Antan in action here.
On tour 1st-10th May:
- Wednesday 1st May, The Sugar Club Dublin 2, 8pm [Doors 7.30pm], €20 / €15 / €10, Tel: 01-4750224, promoted by Music Network
- Thursday 2nd May, The Dock Carrick-On-Shannon, 8pm, €16 / €14, Tel: 071-9650828
- Friday 3rd May, Station House Theatre Clifden, 8pm, €15 / €12 (on the door), Tel: 095-21699 (info only) Clifden Arts Society
- Saturday 4th May, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge, 8pm, €15 / €12 Tel: 045-448327
- Sunday 5th May, St James Church Dingle, 7pm, €15, Tel: 087-3467632, As part of Féile na Bealtaine
- Tuesday 7th May, National Opera House Wexford, 8pm, €17 / €15, Tel: 053-9122144
- Wednesday 8th May, Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar, 8pm, €17 / €14, Tel: 094-9023733
- Thursday 9th May, Triskel Christchurch Cork, 8pm, €17 / €14, Tel: 021-4272022
- Friday 10th May, Fiddle Fair Marquee Baltimore, 9pm, €35/€30/€25 Tel: 086-3753380, (Double Bill Concert with Cormac Begley and Liam O’Connor) as part of Baltimore Fiddle Fair
Éric Beaudry Voice, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki
David Boulanger Voice, fiddle
Pierre-Luc Dupuis Voice, accordion, harmonica, jaw’s harp
Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council. This tour is presented in partnership with Baltimore Fiddle Fair. Tickets for all regional concerts are available from individual venues around the country. Single tickets for Dublin concerts range from €10 – €20 (plus booking fees) and can be purchased by calling Music Network on (01) 475 0224 or booking online at www.musicnetwork.ie.
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