Grosse Isle will offer a free show on Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. live on the Mémoire et Racines’ Facebook page.
The band 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-Saint-Jean (violin, piano, voice), André Marchand the legendary (guitar, voice), and Fiachra O’Regan, Irish champion Irish bagpipes, whistle, banjo) shine with their rich and enveloping music. In 2016, the band’s debut album, Un Canadien errant,was welcomed as “a striking musical experience” (Le Devoir). In 2019, the band dazzles with Portraits,“a work of art in itself” (Roots Music Canada),“a real treasure” (Folkword) unanimously applauded by critics. Merging Irish and Quebec repertoire with Sophie’s original compositions, Grosse Isle’s show currently presents pieces from their famous album Portraits as well as other surprises.