Local date for Canadian folk music legend

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ONE of the major figures in world music will bring his energetic French-Canadian trio to Pembrokeshire next week for the latest in a series of concerts organized by the Friends of Burnett’s Hill Chapel.

Singer and squeezebox magician, Yves Lambert is well known for his stage charisma and is considered a living legend when it comes to the folk music and cultural heritage of his native Quebec.

Over the past 40 years, he has played a leading role in transporting the traditional music of his native country beyond the borders of Quebec and Canada. He is best known for his longtime association with La Bottine Souriante, having been a founding member and mainstay of the acclaimed folk big band from 1976 to 2002.

Since then, either solo or with his trio, Yves Lambert has released seven albums, winning a string of accolades at the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Group of the Year and Vocalist of the Year. ‘year. Earlier this year, he received the Order of Canada for his role in the renewal, modernization and promotion of traditional French-Canadian music.

His trio’s upcoming UK tour – much postponed due to Covid – also includes exciting multi-instrumentalists Robin Boulianne and Paul Audy. As well as headlining several music festivals, such as Sidmouth, the trio will also perform a prestigious concert at the birthplace of English folk music, Cecil Sharpe House in London, while the concert in Martletwy is their only date. in Wales.

This concert will take place on Wednesday evening August 3 at Snooty Fox, near Oakwood. Tickets on 01646 651725.

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