Zigue

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Partners in music and marriage for more than 20 years, Québec native Claude Méthé (fiddle, vocals) and transplanted New Englander Dana Whittle (guitar, foot percussion, vocals) have lived, breathed, performed, created, taught and shared their music across Canada, the US and overseas. Both of them dynamic singers and prolific composers, they are members in good standing of Québec’s living musical tradition. Claude’s evocative singing and authentic fiddling is seamlessly matched by Dana’s rhythmic prowess, tasty guitar and sparkling vocals (she remains the only female guitar/foot accompanist on the Québec trad scene). Together, they deliver rootsy originals, archival gems and the kind of magic generated by musicians whose kids napped onstage in guitar cases. They have been recognized for their artistic ability and commitment to passing along their musical heritage. Get ready for reels, jigs, complaintes, chansons à répondre, foot percussion – and a brand new album – plus tales of life from their rural home deep in the ”bellybutton” of the Québec trad universe.

www.zigue.ca