Suzanne Germain, Lausanne Allen, and Carol Reed. (Photo by Megan Battey.)
Vermont’s Addison County group Va-et-vient (‘Come & Go’) celebrates the many colors found in music from several French cultures. These musiciennes will take you from 16th century France to New Orleans and Québec with lively reels, touching love songs, kickin’ Cajun tunes, and rollicking Québecois favorites. From neighbors to the north, they bring back new old tunes learned from Québecois elders (and youngsters!), reweave them into their own arrangements, and have been spreading them throughout New England and Québec since 2001. Venez chanter avec nous !