Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree closing concert to feature several acts

Published on August 4, 2014
Meaghan Blanchard
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MONT-CARMEL — The Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree closing concert will be held Sunday and is the sixth of the eight-show series offered by the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC).

This partnership with the Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree and the Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard will feature Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet from Québec, Pascal Miousse, Meaghan Blanchard, Comas from Ireland, the United States and Belgium, and stepdancer Jean-François Berthiaume from Québec.

Gemme and Falquet began their musical adventure 15 years ago playing traditional Québécois music on the sidewalk of St-Denis Street in Montréal.

Shortly after, they formed the group Genticorum with multi-instrumentalist Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand who was roaming the world’s folk stages. 

Gemme and Falquet have returned to working as a duo, with emphasis on the fiddle repertoire Gemme has accumulated and on Falquet’s collection of songs.

The bowmanship Pascal Miousse bears witness to his deep roots in his native Magdalen Islands. Twenty years of international tours have brought him to 10 countries on three continents, where he has played on numerous stages.

Singer/songwriter Blanchard will be among the lineup of artists.  

Her debut album, “Changing Things,” rewarded her with four Music P.E.I. Awards in 2009 as well as two nominations at the ECMAs.  

Her second album, “Chasin’ Lonely Again,” earned her five nominations at the Music P.E.I. Awards in 2010, an ECMA nomination that year and an ECMA in 2011. 

Her recent album, “She’s Gonna Fly,” garnered three nominations at the Music P.E.I. Awards as well as an ECMA award.  

Comas has been together as a band since 2003. Its members have forged a unique blend of traditional Irish music with new compositions and Flemish and Irish songs.

In 2011, they began touring in North America, playing at festivals and venues from Maine to California and Ontario to British Columbia.

Percussionist, caller, stepdancer and choreographer Jean-François Berthiaume been performing for more than 20 years and is recognized as one of the most original callers around. 

He is the percussionist for the traditional singing group Galant tu perds ton temps, with whom he recorded the album, “Fais-toi pas d’illusions,” and the double album, “Galant tu perds ton temps II.” 

All concerts, happening every Sunday until Aug. 24, start at 7 p.m. and the doors of the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall open at 6:15.

For the 2014 line up, visit

The Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree welcomes musicians and traditional music enthusiasts to a three-day festival showcasing fiddling styles from some of the best fiddlers from Atlantic Canada and around the world.

Hosted in the Evangeline Region, this year’s festival runs Aug. 8 to 10.

More information can be found at