Quinn Bachand, a native of the Canadian West Coast, has a broad knowledge of traditional folk music and a sharp peripheral vision of the accompaniments that come with it. His seasoned experience was enhanced by a full scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, as well as collaborations with Ashley MacIsaac, Natalie MacMaster and Chris Thile.
This new trio has the ambitious objective of unearthing a regional repertoire and making it accessible to the general public, and they do it using violin, banjo, guitar, and foot-tapping. Together, they give life to 10 traditional Quebec songs and tunes, as well as original Lanaudière compositions in the Quebec Trad style.
This debut album, recorded at the legendary Studio B12, came to life thanks to the talent of celebrated recording and mixing engineer Charles-Émile Beaudin (Céline Dion, Cirque du Soleil, Patrick Watson). Charles-Émile’s finesse and acuity were instrumental to the sound textures and the intensity of DANSE SOCIALE’s music.
Scheduled for release in fall 2021, the album conveys the raw “true-to-lifeness” of a Marius Barbeau archive in the form of refined performances, elegant arrangements, and creative and innovative acoustic recordings.