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CAJUN AND CREOLE MUSIC AND CULTURE
Music Association Dedicated to
preserving traditional Cajun Music.
MP3 Go here to download sample
recordings from some classic Cajun recordings
Part of the The Southern Folklife Collection. The label that brought you Iry Lejun
Larry Miller A tireless and enthusiastic promoter of Cajun music and culture, Larry seems to turn up everywhere. Jay has taken over his grandfather's accordion business.
The Liberty Centre If
you are in Eunice, Louisiana, and happen to be looking for something to
do on a Saturday night.
Marc Savoy A pioneering
accordion builder and player, Marc continues to have a big impact on
cajun music. Ann Savoy's
book "Cajun Music: A Reflection of A People" is known as "the bible" up
here in swampland. The Savoy family makes great music together
and in their own bands.
Keith Frank A hot performer who has been taking zydeco in some different
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys Steve and the boys have been pushing the cajun envelope since the early 90s, but still manage to keep one foot on the front porch. Their musicianship makes them a joy to hear
A member of the New Lost City Ramblers, and a master of old time music, Tracy has also been deeply involved and influential in Cajun music circles, and has helped bring it to the rest of the world. Together with Ginny Hawker,
Tracy continues to play heart stirring southern music.
CLUBS AND FOLK FESTIVALS
The Acoustic Harvest Folk
club on the east side of Toronto
Room Folk and roots music on week nights and weekends
Mémoire et Racines Traditional Quebecois music festival in Joliette, Quebec.
OTHER SITES OF INTEREST
Sugar Camp Music Not
only does Steve Fruitman play great washboard on our CD, he also has a
great web site.
Marilyn Cook of Shemogue, New
Brunwsick makes wonderful folk art on
silk. You can get scarves, ties, shirts and more. Some of
her wall hangings are in frames made wood from genuine used lobster
traps (courtesy of her husband Bill)
Northern Journey Online A great resource for Canadian folk music.
Sam Broussard The guitar player for the Mamou Playboys has his own special corner of the web
Tom and Myra Tom and Myra lead the dance lessons before our Saturday Night Dances in Toronto. They also are a major part of the Contra Dance scene. Go to their site to find out more
Trente Sous Zéro If you want to buy traditional Quebecois music, this is the place.