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Le Bruit Court dans la Ville


Lisa Ornstein, Normand Miron, and André Marchand are legends of Quebec’s traditional music scene. Fiddler Lisa and guitarist/singer André first met as bandmates in La Bottine Souriante, the iconic trad super group which kickstarted Quebec’s folk music revival. Normand is a marvelous singer and accordionist who grew up surrounded by family musicians. As a trio, Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville’s music is deeply-rooted and spontaneous, offering fresh takes on centuries-old heritage, served up with a side of new, original music. André’s meticulous accompaniment and gorgeous vocals complement Normand’s pulsing accordion, grit-and-polish vocals and irrepressible spirit, while Lisa’s fiddle combines soaring harmonies with fiery tunes until dawn learned over years of kitchen visits with old masters. When these three master musicians and very good friends play la musique du Québec, the stage becomes a kitchen party, infused with their love of the music and their joy in playing.

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Video 3/24/2015: Le Bruit Court dans la Ville

Direct from Quebec, the trio brings meticulous accompaniment on the guitar, a pulsing accordion, grit-and-polish vocals, and a fiery fiddle to create soaring harmonies.