Quebecois trio É.T.É will play the world-renowned Celtic Connections festival this January, marking their first ever European show.
Taking to the Mitchell Theatre stage in Glasgow 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.
Les Quatre Roses 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.”
With their rich vocal harmonies, groove, instrumentation and electrifying onslaught on stage, É.T.É transforms the traditional kitchen party into a colourful show. Drawing from their diverse backgrounds in classical, jazz and traditional Quebecois music, Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux have come together to create a new and dynamic vision of Quebec traditional music.
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.
Since the release of their first album Le boire des minuits in 2017, the group have won numerous awards including the ‘Emergence’ category at the 2017 Grand Prix Desjardins de la culture de Lanaudière and the public award at the Cabaret festif 2018. È.T.È were also winners at the Festival International de la chanson de Granby and winners of the OPUS Award (Discovery of the Year) at the Conseil Québécoise de la musique.
Further performance details can be found here: https://www.celticconnections.com/event/1/tradbeats-t-krismenn-alem
For more information on É.T.É please go to: www.etetrio.com
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