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Grosse Isle trio in concert

March 2 @ 7:30 pm

Grosse Isle musicians from Quebec and Ireland — Sophie Lavoie du Lac-St-Jean, André Marchand and Fiachra O’Regan — sit with their instruments against a wall of weathered wood. Press photo courtesy of the Foundry
Grosse Isle

The traditional music trio Grosse Isle was born out of the “absolutely magical” collaboration between three exceptional musicians from Quebec and Ireland (The Irish Music Magazine).

Together, Sophie Lavoie du Lac-St-Jean on fiddle, piano and vocals, André Marchand on guitar and vocals and Fiachra O’Regan, Irish champion on Irish bagpipes, whistle and banjo, shine with their rich and enveloping music.

These musicians all have a national and international reputation as a duo mainly in the case of Sophie & Fiachra and within several groups for 40 years as far as André Marchand is concerned (La Bottine Souriante, Les Charbonniers de l’Enfer and others).

Grosse Isle refers to the story of the massive arrival of the Irish in the 19th century, on Grosse Île in the St. Lawrence River, as they fled the Great Famine. It is a striking encounter between two peoples and two cultures.

Fusing Irish and Québécois repertoire with original compositions, Grosse Isle presents the pieces from the album Portraits as well as many surprises on stage! The harmonious blend of the two cultures, the authenticity and the immense talent of the artists give a sublime result! From laments to more rhythmic songs, the concert is varied and displays the 1001 colors of the band.

Seating and bar open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 This event is indoors.

A note from the Foundry — Parking is limited at the venue so please utilize the three public parking lots in Town. One is across from the Post Office, one is behind Berkshire Bank and the other is just off Main Street. They are clearly marked. Do not park at Trúc Orient Express Restaurant or the Post Office or you may receive a ticket.

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Date:
March 2
Time:
7:30 pm
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The Foundry
2 Harris St.
West Stockbridge, MA
413-232-5222

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