Discover the artists!
Friday 22h30 / Saturday 15h
It was in the furrows of Portneuf County that the idea for Carotté was born in 2013 under the leadership of Médé Langlois. This colorful character is the proud descendant of a line of farmers established along the Chemin du Roy since 1667, and today he continues the ancestral tradition by cultivating the land. From the beginning, folk music has animated the family farm and brought together the inhabitants of the surrounding area. Since childhood, Médé has been immersed in this cultural heritage before discovering punk rock in high school. Seemingly far apart, these two musical currents were ostracized in their respective eras while exalting the same participatory values. Médé naturally nourished the desire to associate them. This desire became a reality after he met Les Quéteux, a group that regularly performs at a local market. To this traditional trio composed of Manuel Lavallée (banjo, harmonica, acoustic guitar, Jew's harp), Étienne Bourré-Denis (fiddle, mandolin, Jew's harp, clapper) and Simon Lavallée (bass) are added two survivors of the punk band Eric Panic: Éric Roberge (vocals) and Max Doré (drums).Website
Fredo the Magicien
Saturday 13h / 21 h
A magician well known to children for 35 years, he loves to create moments of madness and intrigue wherever he goes. Warm and engaging, he loves kids and speaks their language. Fredo brings crowds of young and old from Vancouver to Moncton, Iqaluit to New York, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal every year. With hundreds of television appearances (YOOPA, TVA, RADIO-CANADA, CO-ANIMATION OF THE FATHER CHRISTMAS SHOW on TVA) and his magic vignettes presented on every CINÉPLEX theatre screen in English and French EVERYWHERE in Canada, over 10 million people have seen Fredo perform. He is truly THE magician for young people in Quebec.Website
Friday 19h / Saturday 21h
Roger Dallaire is a storyteller, musician, actor, puppeteer, folklorist, and...gentleman farmer. His interactive shows reveal the energy, humor and fantasy of an outstanding storyteller and surprising artist.Website
Daniel Gervais, the 2016 and 2011 Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Championship winner, has been playing the fiddle since the age of five. Daniel enjoys an active career with performances, teaching and recording projects. He completed his studies in the Master of Music program at the University of Alberta.Website
Guitarist, singer and more! André Varin is a self-taught artist. He is an author, composer, performer, guitarist, singer, arranger and producer. In addition to having done a little theater for a short period of time in Quebec, he has worked on various projects during his long career that began at the age of ten. He made his mark with the group Noir et Blanc, but especially, from 2000 to 2014, with the group Châkidor. His songs have strong lyrics, catchy melodies and in his shows, we find his own way of telling, with humor, the stories, the anecdotes that are the very source of his songs. In 2016, André released his first solo album in his 40-year career, "Belle éclaircie", a mature and uncluttered album with text-based songs that sometimes make us laugh and sometimes cry. In a very folk style, we find the artist in the full extent of his talent. In 2018, André is releasing an all-country album "Les Jardins du Souvenir" with well-known covers and three compositions that are doing very well on the radio.
Marie-Claude Gagnon, Violinist
Marie-Claude is originally from Beauharnois. She began learning the violin at the age of three and continued her studies in music while studying science (master's degree in molecular biology). She also taught science and mathematics at the high school level for 13 years. She studied violin at the McGill University Conservatory in Montreal. She played in the Grand Orchestre de Châteauguay for many years. She also played over the years with a Jazz/Crooners group in Nova Scotia and the Q'nidée group in Sherbrooke. In the Outaouais region, she has been appreciated on the violin and piano at corporate events, weddings and funerals, in seniors' homes, alone or with her duo, Mélodia (Nadine Denis) with whom she has worked for over 10 years. Her energy is boundless and she can fully express it in this folk duo: FolkloFolie.
Joël Lavoie (LaVoie Ferrée)
Joel Lavoie is an award winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer originally from Peace River, Alberta. Joel has been very active in the local Alberta francophone music scene from the early days with his family band Lé Twés (Those Guys) to performing with some of Alberta’s best musicians. Joel has performed on stages across the continent from the celebrations of Alberta’s 100th anniversary, “Alberta at the Smithsonian” in Washington D.C, USA in 2005, to the Winter Olympics of 2010 in Vancouver, and at the Festival de México en el Centro Histórico in 2010 with his ensemble Non-Non-Non.
With his band LaVoie Ferré, Joël is accompanied by the excellent musicians: Daniel Gervais, Jeremiah McDade, Thom Bennet, Pierre-Paul Bugeauld and Manon Reid!
Les Plein Soleil
Friday 19h / Saturday 10h30
This local folk dance troupe has been sharing their passion for jigging and folkore with dancers of all ages for 40 years! The troupe adapts to its environment and presents a colorful show for the Enchanted Forest theme!Website
We will have the chance to discover young artists from our region! Don't miss: Magmatix (Friday 8:30 p.m. - Gazebo), Alexanne Fillion (Saturday 11 a.m. Cultural Center), Manon Mano (Saturday 11:30 a.m. Cultural Center)