melisandeDrawing from a rich heritage of traditional French-language songs, Mélisande adapts traditional music and presents them with a feminist perspective and a distinctly modern sound. The quartet comprised of Mélisande (lead vocal, guitar, jews harp), Robin Boulianne (violin, mandolin, banjo, feet, vocals), Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (bass, wooden flute, vocals), and Gabriel Ethier (keyboard, programming) plays an energetic blend of traditional music, rock and electropop with a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, vocal harmonies and sequencing. These four talented and established musicians offer fresh artistic interpretations to the folkworld-trad music scene. Its first album, Les metamorphoses, greatly acknowledged by the critics in Canada and abroad, was released in May 2014 on La Prûche Libre, an independent label co-owned by one of Quebec’s folk music legends Yves Lambert. The group can get a festival crowd dancing, or captivate them in a concert setting.