Over the past 20 years Genticorum has become a fixture in the world, trad, folk and Celtic music circuit. The band’s albums have met with critical acclaim in Canada, the United States and Europe. Known for its energy and stage presence, Genticorum has given more than 1,000 concerts in more than 15 countries.
Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the energetic and original traditional “power trio” also incorporates the dynamism of today’s North American and European folk cultures in their music. They weave precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humor and stage presence makes them a supreme crowd pleaser.
The band includes musician Pascal Gemme, a leading force in Quebec’s traditional music scene. Known as much for his original compositions as his fine interpretation of traditional tunes, Pascal is the fiddler, singer and arranger of the band. From a young age, the fiddle music and songs of his native province have captivated him.
Guitarist Yann Falquet is a very active and creative acoustic guitar player on the Quebecois music scene. He has explored many styles of music and completed a Bachelor’s degree in jazz. Since then, he has developed a personal guitar style for Quebec folk music, inspired by the playing of the accompanists of different cultures (Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland, North America).
Flautist/accordion player Nicholas Williams has developed a reputation as a versatile and sought-after musician in the traditional music scenes of Quebec and New England. His rhythmic yet nuanced style of flute playing draws from Irish and Scottish traditions, as well as from his studies of classical North Indian music.
The show is sponsored by Rachel O’Meara and Jamie Sayen. Tickets for the concert are $20 ($7.50 ages 5-12) and available online at gnwca.org, or at the door on the night of the concert. For more information on this or other GNWCA upcoming events, visit gnwca.org or call 603-246-8998.