De Temps Antan

De Temps Antan

Sunday, March 2 - 8pm (Doors 7pm)
At St James Hall (3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano)

It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporary—dosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts—that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan!

Since 2003,Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In fact, the only thing missing from this magnificent musical blend is you! So come enjoy an evening unlike any other with De Temps Antan.

Formed at the time they were in La Bottine Souriante, De Temps Antan is now partying everywhere on the planet! From Russia to Malaysia, via France, the United States and Greece.With 500 shows in nearly 10 countries, three albums, nominations for L’ADISQ and Canadian Folk Music Awards, De Temps Antan is without a doubt one of the most powerful traditional trios from Quebec.

On Ce Monde Ici-Bas (their third album), De Temps Antan draw from the traditions of Québec, but actively seek to push these traditions to a new place. These musicians are virtuosic performers, and their interpretations of the music of Québec are as much informed by their world travels as by their fieldwork and family ties.- Hearth Music

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