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Éric Favreau

Éric Favreau comes from a family of traditional musicians and has spent much time playing with other fiddlers, learning their repertoire and studying their varied styles. He has explored many sources, including archives and field recordings he has personally made, and has accumulated a rich and fascinating repertoire. Both individually and as a member of various groups, Éric has vast experience in the Canadian, United States, and European music scenes.

He has recorded two solo albums. One of them, made with fiddler and friend Mario Landry (Reel à Deux), has become a reference for traditional fiddle music in Quebec. He has recorded three albums (La st-Berdondaine, Les choux pis des melons, Épilogue) with Entourloupe, and has appeared on at least twenty others. He is currently performing and touring with Tidal Wave, or Raz de Marée -- a cross-border group from Québec and New England. Éric is a consummate entertainer/educator in traditional music workshops presented in the public school system under the auspices of the Minister of Education. He also teaches traditional fiddle and the history of traditional music at the Cégep de Joliette (Junior College) in Joliette, Québec. Éric’s playing is marked by delicacy, nuance and liveliness that will leave no foot untapped, and his workshops are always fun!

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