St. Laurent Puts on Its Sunday Best Lucien and Lise Beauchemin
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.
play traditional Quebec,