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Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site

Events 2015

Canada Day

Parks Canada
July 1st

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.

Free admission


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Country Fair

July 12

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.

Free admission


Memorable Concerts

Two distinct performances: 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Come and enjoy a serie of traditional music concerts under the big tent in the St. Laurent garden.
Fees

Adult: $7.80
Elder: $6.80
Youth (6 to 16 years-old): $3.90
Family: $19.50
Child (lower than 6 of age): free

The ticket price includes a visit of the National Historic Site.

Olivier Brousseau

July 19

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

July 26

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.


Genticorum

August 2

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.

¹Le Devoir



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Trio Contrass

August 9

This trio, made up of Sébastien Deshaies, Frank Sears and a guest musician combines accordion, violin, piano and guitar to play pieces from their repertoire of traditional music, complemented by arrangements inspired by 1930s swing music and Gypsy guitar.


Aucoin Family

August 16

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

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.

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