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Fiddlers David Greely (Louisiana) and Claude Méthé (Québec), invite you to cross the border that unites their two vibrant traditions. For a quarter of a century, these two award-winning musicians have served as “porteurs de tradition." Accompanied by guitarist-singer-foot-percussionist Dana Whittle, they illustrate the differences and similarities of their dual French/North American roots. 

The concert will be on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7. Please bring $20 cash for the musicians.

Make reservations by clicking the red "register" button above. Reservation holders will learn the location of the concert by email about 24 hours before the show.

Cajun fiddler David Greely learned music on dance hall stages throughout South Louisiana, in the archives of Cajun and Creole music at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, from his apprenticeship to Cajun fiddle master Dewey Balfa and as a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. David is a scholar of Cajun history who has assembling (and written) a repertoire of uncommon Cajun music. He uses old and rare tunes, new companion pieces, and creates striking new melodies that meld Cajun roots with fiddle sounds he’s heard in his travels, arranging them with novel instrumentation and rich harmonies. David has been nominated for four Grammys and has received the Louisiana Artist Fellowship Award for Folklife Performance. More info about David is available at davidgreely.com.

Quebecois fiddler Claude Méthé is self-taught, with a style that reflects the eighteen years he lived in Lotbinière, on the south side of the St. Lawrence river near Québec City. Claude co-founded the legendary band Le Rêve du Diable, a group cited for singlehandedly re-popularizing traditional Québécois music. Claude has also worked with trad bands such as Manigance, Ni Sarpe Ni Branche, Entourloupe, Jeter le Pont and Dentdelion. He is heir to the repertoire of his longtime mentor and friend Aimé Gagnon, who died in 1997. Claude lives in the tiny village of Ste-Béatrix, in Lanaudière, a hotbed of traditional Québécois music.

Composer, singer, guitarist, bassist and foot percussionist, Dana Whittle offers a taste of the unique cultural mélange of her New England folk roots and her experience as an American transplanted into the heart of the traditional Québécois music scene. A 20-year+ resident of Sainte-Béatrix, Québec, she is most often heard in duo Zigue with her husband Claude. Dana has performed Québec traditional music since the early ’90s. She was born into a singing family –  her grandmother sang with the New York Metropolitan Opera and recorded gospel 78s on the Okeh label in the 1920s. Dana is founder of Folquébec, Québec’s first organization to promote Quebecois folk music.
Here's a sample video of David Greely and Dana Whittle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSUeCQuIcQE and there's much more music and info at http://claudemethe.com/latoqc/

Contact

David Isenberg
isen@isen.com (email preferred)
203-661-4798 (if you need to talk)

Venue

A Woods Hole living rooom