Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Quebecois harmonica

Ray Lambert, just self-published an illustrated book he wrote with another musician about Quebec folk tunes including notations and music score to play them on the harmonica.
Ray is a bi-lingual Franco American from Lewiston, (now lives in Mariaville near Ellsworth) who wrote the book in both English and French in collaboration with a musician from France who also loves Quebec tunes and the harmonica.
We have heard Ray play a concert of this music on the harmonica, and with his ability to bend the notes accompanied by his feet stamping percussion, you think you are hearing a fiddler playing the old tunes. In a performance setting he plays with a guitarist.

Monday, 27 September 2010

CBS program

I've been in touch with a former resident of Biddeford who is now on a Fulbright at McGill. She's a writer and has recently done a CBC program about her family in Biddeford. I thought you might be interested.

Here is the link:

(the show ran on September 7, 2010)