De Temps Antan

Guy Hamelin

Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy, driving rhythms, and instrumental prowess with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Québécois music. Eric was a founding member of two bands that have graced New World Festival stages, La Galvaude and Ni Sarpe Ni Branche. It’s fitting that he and the band return for the Festival’s 25th anniversary.

De Temps Antan was a huge hit at the 2009 Wheatland Music Festival! The fact that they were completely unknown to most festival-goers made it all the more special.

When they took to the main stage late on Saturday night, no one expected this unassuming trio to get the entire crowd on their feet by the end of the first tune. Their confidence and stage presence was captivating and easily won the hearts of crowd. With powerful vocals, driving rhythms and good humor, this group will do great things to advance the awareness of Quebecois music far beyond their own borders.”

Dan Bracken
Wheatland Music Festival 2009, Remus, MI

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