Centrum is thrilled to announce the addition of renowned Quebecois group, Genticorum to our 2012 Festival of Fiddle Tunes faculty roster.
Composed of players, Pascal Gemme (fiddle, feet, vocals), Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (flute, bass, fiddle, vocals) and Yann Falquet (guitar, jew’s harp, vocals), the Quebec group Genticorum has become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk and Celtic music circuit. The trio’s first three albums met with critical acclaim in Canada, the United States and Great Britain, assuring the band a brilliant future. Known for its energy and stage presence, Genticorum is often mistaken for a larger ensemble.
‘For a three piece, Genticorum makes a very full and glorious noise, both instrumentally and vocally… This is a band that’s going to go places.’
On its latest album, Nagez Rameurs, the group is joined by such well-known trad artists as Stéphanie Lépine, Olivier Demers, Nicholas Williams and Grey Larsen, signaling a work of undeniable musical refinement and irresistible raw energy. Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, they weave precise and intricate fiddle and flute work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar and bass accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humor and stage presence make them a supreme crowd pleaser.
Don’t miss out on the talent of Genticorum; register for the 2012 Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.