Alliance Française in association with Musiclee.ie presents:
Bastille Day Celebration
Featuring Cajun and Country band from South Louisiana
There is a new wind blowing in South Louisiana music. And it’s called L’Angelus. Talented. Original. Yet tradition based. With roots in both Cajun and Country. To hear them play is a pleasure. To hear them sing is a joy.
Thank God for brutal North Dakota winters. Because of them, Linda Rees taught her bayou-transplanted progeny, Katie, Paige, John and Stephen; to sing and play music. Obviously she taught ’em well because soon the family band (then Linda Lou & the Lucky Four) were on their way to playing hundreds of super-charged shows across the Midwest and Southeast. An acoustic band (think: Rankin Family on roux) that mixes country pop originals with Acadiana fare, L’Angelus is like the ringing of bells centering around the magical harmonies of Paige, Katie and Stephen that are nothing short of heart melting. With mighty bow strokes and lickety-split runs, Stephen is already a formidable fiddler with plenty of zesty drive, as evidenced by the title song and the western swing stomper “Goin’ Back to Ponchatoula.”
They add interesting touches along the way, like Irish pennywhistles on
Christine Balfa’s anthemic “La Chandelle Est Allumée” that draws the Cajun-to-Celtic cultural link.
€12 tickets available for AF members at Alliance Française reception desk (01 676 1732)