Composer, accordionist, and pianist Jeremiah McLane brings together French, Celtic and North American Roots music in a style that is at once exuberant and introspective, tender and passionate. He places familiar sounds in unusual settings, and combines a gift of improvisation with a keen appreciation for the power of melody. More…
Floating Bridge Music Camp
Four master instructors of Quebecois traditional music will offer classes in fiddle (David Boulanger), accordion (Jeremiah McLane), guitar (Eric Beaudry), and piano (Rachel Aucoin).
David Boulanger (fiddle)a devotee of crooked tunes, is an active composer for the fiddle and has a lore of peculiar tunes that one can hear at traditional music sessions in Montreal.
Éric Beaudry (guitar)was first exposed to traditional Quebec music in Saint-Côme, a village in Quebec’s Lanaudière region. Since 1992, he has played with many well know bands in Quebec, including La Galvaude, Ni Sarpe Ni Branche, Norouet and De Temps Antan.
Rachel Aucoin (piano)appeared at numerous festivals in Canada, U.S.A and Europe, and has recorded with many artists such as Laura Risk, Claude Méthé, Francine Desjardins, Réjean Simard, Jean Duval, and currently performs with Raz-de-marée.
Jeremiah McLane (accordion)has a background in jazz, blues, Celtic and French music, and has taught and performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, in bands such as The Clayfoot Strutters, Nightingale, Le Bon Vent and the Goat Broke Loose.