Over the past decade Quebec band Genticorum has become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk and Celtic music scene performing across Canada, the USA, Europe, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Australia and South America. This energetic and original traditional ‘power trio’ also incorporates dynamic, contemporary North American and European folk styles weaving together 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. Renowned for its energy and stage presence, Genticorum has given more than 800 concerts in no fewer than 15 countries and produced four albums along the way. LISTEN
Yann Falquet is an active and creative acoustic guitar player on the Québécois music scene. Since completing a Bachelors degree in Jazz, he has developed a guitar style for Québec folk music inspired by the music of Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland, North America. Yann has performed on numerous recordings, and toured throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, including a three-year tour with the award winning celtic/world group The McDades. Yann has also taught at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, at the Goderich Celtic College as well as at the Alasdair Fraser's Fiddle Train and the Sierra Fiddle Camp.
Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand
Early in his career, Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand was known on the Montréal musical scene as a Funk-Latin-Jazz composer/arranger and bass player. He studied jazz arrangement and pop electric bass until his growing passion for folk music gave him a taste for the wooden flute, which he began playing in 1997.
He has devoted much time and energy to creating a "Quebec" flute style for Genticorum. For many years, Alexandre has taught Quebecois traditional flute and whistle at the folk music school, École des Arts de la Veillée in Montréal. In addition to playing with Genticorum, Alexandre has also played with various bands including folk-pop band Perdu l’Nord.
Since completing a degree in big-band arrangements and classical and jazz guitar, Pascal has devoted himself to researching seldom heard songs and melodies and creating his own unique and unmistakable interpretations and compositions. Inspired by his grandfather to take up the fiddle, Pascal has since developed a solid technique and acquired a wide repertoire in part by playing alongside many other great Québécois singers and fiddlers. Pascal arranges most of Genticorum’s music and has a rich and interesting style of singing reminiscent of the Quebec folk songs of old. He has given master classes in the USA and since 2003 has taught fiddle in Montreal's folk music school, École des Arts de la Veillée, the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, the Goderich Celtic College as well as at the Alasdair Fraser's Fiddle Train and the Sierra Fiddle Camp. He’s also worked as a producer for different musical projects and is a studio musician for commercial radio and television.
DISCOGRAPHY: Enregistré Live (2013), Nagez rameurs (2011), La Bibournoise (2008),The McDades Bloom (2006),Nicholas Williams The Whispering woods (2005), Malins Plaisirs (2005), Collectif [zøgma] Chantier (2004),Mlle S'amuse Mlle S'amuse (2003), Tüq Tüq (2003), Le Galarneau (2002), Nicholas Williams Crooked River (2001),KAPPA Bien Serré (2000)