2013 Autumn Celtic Festival Event - Genticorum Concert and Workshops
The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland in partnership with the Calvert Marine Museum proudly presents Genticorum, the exceedingly popular award-winning traditional Québécois (pronounced, “kay-ba-kwah”) trio from Montreal, Canada. The band members will offer master workshops in fiddle/feet, guitar and flute/pennywhistle during the afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00PM. The evening concert will begin at 7:30 pm, Saturday, 7 September 2013. The workshops and concert will be held at the Calvert Marine Museum Auditorium, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomon’s, MD. Workshop: $35 (some scholarships are available); Concert Tickets $25 - available online at www.cssm.org/tickets. Early bird discounts available online now.
Since their last appearance in Southern Maryland in 2011, Genticorum produced a new CD, “ENREGISTRÉ LIVE" (“Recorded Live”) that is now available on iTunes, in stores (in Canada) and as well as at all of their live concerts. The seven new songs and four newly rearranged songs from their early repertoire were recorded live last December. They have been honored with the Canadian Folk Music Award in 2005 as "Best Ensemble", and in 2008 for “Best Traditional Album” on their CD released earlier that same year, “La Bibournoise.” Genticorum accepted this award at the same ceremony where the world-renowned balladeer Gordon Lightfoot received the award for "Best Canadian Classic Album". Their 2011 CD release, “Nagez Rameurs” earned Genticorum at the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards for "Traditional Album of the Year" and "Ensemble of the Year". Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, Yann Falquet and Pascal Gemme were all formally educated in jazz music and share a love and appreciation for the old traditions of the Québécois music and call and response singing. Each one of the very personable gentlemen in this trio is a hearty singer and consummate musician in his own right. Together, their intimate presentation of their original and traditional instrumental compositions, along with their humorous, animated, often tongue-twisting storytelling will lull you into a sense of relaxation and refreshment that just may change your life.
This event is sponsored in part by The Hilton Garden Inn, Solomons; The Ruddy Duck, Solomons; and SOMD.com. Visit sponsor websites for special pricing related to this event. More details are available at www.cssm.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (301) 375-0534 with questions. Afternoon workshops will include fiddle/feet (learn to play a tune and simultaneously tap both feet in an accompanying rhythmic pattern), guitar and flute/pennywhistle. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE. Early bird discounts available online now. The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland is a 501(3)c nonprofit for education.
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The band’s website is www.genticorum.com