Friday, August 27, 2010

Genticorum - A Taste of French Tradition

Anyone who knows me or is an avid reader of Inside World Music knows about my love affair with French music. Although I had never heard of Genticorum before, I was excited to see a contemporary trio performing traditional French music at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. With flute, fiddle, and foot-stomping, the musicians led the audience through a musical history lesson. The name Genticorum is actually Latin for "Of the National Men." All three of the musicians have academic backgrounds in music, and if guitarist Yann Falquet looked familiar to an Edmonton audience, there was good reason: he used to play here in town with The McDades. ~ Paula E. Kirman

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