In Concert: Québécois Trad Power Trio Genticorum

Genticorum: Nicholas Williams, Pascal Gemme, Yann Falquet

The Belfast Flying Shoes dance series and Waterfall Arts are thrilled to welcome to Belfast one of the top bands on the Québécois traditional music scene. The concert will take place Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 pm, at the First Church in Belfast, UCC, 8 Court St., Belfast.

Over the past 18 years, Genticorum has produced six CDs, played more than 1,000 concerts in more than 15 countries, and earned four Canadian Folk Music Awards. Renowned for their stunning musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies, the trio root their sound in the driving rhythms of the Québécois musical vernacular, which they infuse with a raw, joyous energy that must be felt to be believed.

“[This] is the beauty of Genticorum. Their joyous attack on any subject is transformed by their overall energy and style of playing. It’s feel-good music that transcends any lyric and the chance to see these merry wizards deliver the goods live is about as good as music gets.” – Roots Music Canada

Pascal Gemme—fiddle
Yann Falquet—guitar & bass
Nicholas Williams—flute, piano & accordion

Sound provided by Eric Weest Johnson

In addition to the concert, Genticorum will present a muscians’ workshop on Thursday, Feb. 28 (6:30 pm at the Fallout Shelter at Waterfall Arts–256 High St. in Belfast), and will play for the Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance with caller Sarah VanNorstrand on Friday, March 1, at the Belfast American Legion Post, 143 Church St. in Belfast.