Next show at Carroll Café:
Cosponsored by Carpe Diem Arts
April 10, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are highly recommended, as many shows sell out.
From the U.S. to the U.K., from Canada to Australia, fans at folk festivals around the world have discovered Genticorum. Leaders of a new generation of Quebec traditional music groups, the three members of Genticorum bring an irrepressible joie de vivre to the hallmarks of the Quebec repertoire: non-stop dance rhythms, hearty call-and-response singing, traditional- style foot percussion, and intense and impassioned playing that leaves audiences in a frenzy. The band also performs original compositions so true to tradition that it’s difficult to tell the difference between the old and the new. The huge sound emanating from this trio features intricate fiddle and flute melodies, backed by guitar, electric bass and rich resonant vocals that blend in stirring three-part harmonies – and a humorous stage show that ties the music and the audience together.
The band was founded by musicians with an unparalleled passion for their musical heritage. Both Pascal Gemme and Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand were literally raised on traditional music. Alex grew up in the midst of living room jam sessions hosted by his father, traditional musician and Quebec culture promoter Gilles Garand. Pascal spent his childhood summers in Huntingdon, Quebec, where his grandfather was the village fiddler. Yann Falquet grew up playing guitar in rock bands but soon discovered traditional music and is now an in-demand rhythm player.
“Her beautiful voice carrying a message of peace could be mistaken for a visit from a member of an angelic choir. “
—Willie Nelson’s Peace Research Institute
Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door.
Doors open at 7:00—show begins at 7:30.
Advance reservations close at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the show, or when the show sells out. Reservations will be held until 20 minutes after the start of the show; after that time seating may be limited and is not guaranteed. We are unable to refund advance reservations. All payments for advance reservations are processed through PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay for your reservation.
We invite you to enjoy delicious refreshments made by Lauren Seat (of the blog A Seat at the Table) available before the show and at the intermission. A changing choice of savories enough for a light meal, topped off with fabulous desserts, will add to the happiness of the concert experience!
Thank you for your support of Carroll Café.
p.s. Look at our Upcoming page for information on the next season.