The name of this trio reflects their dedication to francophone musical traditions of French Canada: it’s both the French word for “summer” and a clever reference to their first names. Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux approach traditional Québec music with influences from folk, jazz, prog rock, and classical music. Élisabeth Moquin is the group’s fiddler and step dancer; Thierry plays Irish bouzouki; and Élisabeth Giroux plays cello. They perform daring and refined arrangements of pieces from the traditional Québec and Acadian repertoires, and they’ve also composed original pieces that continue the tradition.
Photo Credit: Amelie Fortin