Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site
To celebrate Canada Day, cake will be served in the garden and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the Kehler-Williams trio will perform under the tent.
The Kehler-Williams trio gives you a musical show inspired by Scandinavian, Celtic, and Quebec traditions.
Playing a variety of instruments, they will perform songs in English and French, as well as instrumental pieces played on the nyckelharpa (a Swedish string instrument), flute, accordion, violin, octave mandolin, guitar, and piano.
Come enjoy the wealth of our heritage with your whole family
© Parks Canada
Old-fashioned crafts, continuous activities (storyteller, magician, and traditional music performance/workshop), period games, and recipes from the past.
Come enjoy the wealth of our heritage with your whole family, and participate in the various activities in the garden of this historic site.
This event is produced with the Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site’s Companions, in collaboration with the Municipality of Compton.
Olivier Brousseau is a talented singer-songwriter from the Eastern Townships with several albums under his belt.
Passionate about folk and traditional music, he and his musicians put on an inspiring show.
Option : Trad
Jean-François Branchaud and Martin Langlais have been performing together for several years.
The duo delights audiences with feverish rhythms on the violin, guitar, and accordion, peppered with surprising anecdotes and even the occasional jig demonstration.
With its Juno and ADISQ nominations and four Canadian Folk Music Awards, Genticorum is one of the flagships of the current Quebec folk and traditional music revival.
Yann Falquet (vocals, Jew’s harp, and guitar), Nicholas Williams (vocals and transverse flute), and Pascal Gemme (vocals, feet, and violin) serve up “a perfect blend of refinement and simplicity.”¹
This is one show no music lover will want to miss.
Trio Contrass et Lucien Beauchemin
© Trio Contrass
The trio, made up of Frank Sears on the accordion and piano, Lise Beauchemin on the violin and piano, and Sébastien Deshaies on the guitar and violin, plays pieces from their repertoire of traditional music, complemented by arrangements inspired by 1930s swing music and compositions by Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt.
The three musicians also play some of their own compositions, bringing together tradition and surprising rhythms and harmonies.
This year, they are pleased to be performing with Lucien Beauchemin, a well-known violinist from the Coaticook Valley.
Come meet a friendly family that has been creating homespun music for generations.
Having long cooked up traditional Acadian kitchen music (New Brunswick and Cape Breton), blending Fricot violin, hand percussion, stories and songs, Martin and Rachel Aucoin promise a cozy, original, and varied show.
*The traditional music performances are produced with the Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site’s Companions, in collaboration with the Municipality of Compton.
Virée Gourmande des Comptonales
September 26 and 27
Gastronomists from all around are much awaited to come partake in the simple pleasures offered by the merchants participating in Fête au village.
Come discover a multitude of local products which are presented by our growers and artisans. It is an annual meeting for amateurs of delicious and beautiful products.