Album of The Week Les Quatre Roses by É.T.É 14 Dec 2019
Band Members Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette, Élisabeth Giroux
Album of the Week from 14 Dec 2019 Les Quatre Roses by É.T.É
Les Quatre Roses (released end Nov) enjoyed critical acclaim, with François Marchesseault from Ici Musique at Radio-Canada saying: “Every title on this new album boasts a tangible audacity. Élisabeth Giroux, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Moquin create a new repertoire while fiercely igniting that of yesteryear. The trio represents the new guard of the trad music.”
Born from the meeting of three young musicians with exploded backgrounds, É.T.É offers a very current and dynamic vision of Quebec traditional music. Combining influences from jazz, progressive rock, classical and trad, it’s the sound of violin, Irish bouzouki, cello and stepdance that Elisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux unveil their universe through original compositions and arrangements of tunes from the traditional repertoire. With their rich vocal harmonies, groove, instrumentation and electrifying onslaught on the stage, É.T.É transforms the traditional kitchen party into a colorful show that you will not soon forget!
Since the release of their first album “Le boire des minuits” in 2017, the group winner of the prize in the Emergence category at the 2017 Grand Prix Desjardins de la culture de Lanaudière and the public award at the Cabaret festif 2018 continues its momentum by presenting its show everywhere in Quebec, in the Maritimes and in western Canada.
Taking to the Mitchell Theatre stage in Glasgow at Celtic Connections on Friday 31st January, before touring throughout Canada, Australia, USA, Sweden, Denmark and France, the trio will showcase brand-new music from their November released album Les Quatre Roses.
In addition to traditional tunes from Québec and beyond, É.T.É’s repertoire includes original compositions. With the instrumentation of their unique and modern performances consisting of fiddle, cello, bouzouki, voice, foot tapping and step dancing, these three musicians bring a breath of fresh air to the Québec traditional music scene.
Having gained experience with the tour of the first album, the young group will present a brand-new show around the theme of the rose. The three musicians offer daring and refined arrangements of pieces from the traditional Quebec and Acadian repertoire, as well as original compositions. A show where voices intertwine through songs of impossible love. The impressive playing of the violin, Irish bouzouki and cello is breathtaking, not to mention the complicity of the overflowing performers.
1 Les Quatre Roses (The Four Roses)
2 Le Moine Simon (The Monk Simon)
3 Reel du Kale (Kale Reel)
4 L’Homme (The Man)
5 Les amants du Rosier (The Lovers of The Rose)
6 L’Épineuse (The Thorny)
7 Le forgeron (The Blacksmith)
9 Ce qui jamais ne fut (What Never Was)
10 Majeurs et vaccinés ( Major and vaccinated )