St. Lau­rent Puts on Its Sun­day Best Lu­cien and Lise Beau­chemin

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OnSun­day, July 15, 2012, the Louis S. St. Lau­rent Na­tional His­toric Site in­vites young and old to come dance and en­joy them­selves to the sounds of fid­dle mu­sic by Lu­cien and Lise Beau­chemin. The duo

will present a unique pro­gram show­cas­ing tra­di­tional Quebec, Ir­ish, and Scot­tish mu­sic, first at 2 p.m. and then at 3:30 p.m. This ac­tiv­ity is pre­sented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Louis S. St. Lau­rent Na­tional His­toric Site Companions.

A well-known fid­dler in the re­gion for the past 50 years, Lu­cien Beau­chemin has gar­nered nu­mer­ous awards both in Quebec and the United States. Lise Beau­chemin, for her part, is a true mu­sic lover who has been play­ing the vi­o­lin and pi­ano for more than 20 years. Fol­low­ing lengthy stud­ies in clas­si­cal mu­sic, she re­turned to tra­di­tional mu­sic, her abid­ing pas­sion, to which she brings

and Ir­ish and Scot­tish mu­sic on their fid­dles. her own dis­tinc­tive touch.

The staff at the Louis S. St. Lau­rent Na­tional His­toric Site en­cour­age vis­i­tors to make the most of the day by hav­ing a pic­nic in the St. Lau­rent fam­ily’s splen­did gar­den. The

sum­mer pro­gram runs un­til Sun­day, Au­gust 26. All ac­tiv­i­ties take place un­der the tent in the gar­den. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www. parkscanada.gc.ca/louis­st­lau­rent.

The Louis S. St. Lau­rent Na­tional His­toric Site is open to the pub­lic ev­ery day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pub­lic can visit the house where the for­mer prime min­is­ter (1948– 1957) was born and his fa­ther’s store, while learn­ing about the ev­ery­day life of ru­ral peo­ple at the turn of the 20th cen­tury. Vis­its also in­clude a mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion re­lat­ing 100 years of Cana­dian his­tory.

Lise

Lu­cien Beau­chemin

play tra­di­tional Quebec,

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