St. Lau­rent Puts On Its Sun­day Best Trio Con­trass

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Compton

On Sun­day, Au­gust 12 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Louis S. St. Lau­rent Na­tional His­toric Site will present a concert of tra­di­tional mu­sic from Quebec, Scot­land and Ire­land with Frank Sears, Lise Beau­chemin and Sébastien De­shaies. This event is pre­sented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Louis S. St. Lau­rent Na­tional His­toric Site’s Companions.

The trio, com­posed of Frank Sears on ac­cor­dion and pi­ano, Lise Beau­chemin on vi­o­lin and pi­ano and Sébastien De­shaies on gui­tar and vi­o­lin, per­forms mu­sic from its tra­di­tional reper­toire and ar­range­ments in­spired by swing mu­sic from the thir­ties and the gypsy gui­tarist Django Rein­hardt. The three mu­si­cians also play their own com­po­si­tions that com­bine tra­di­tional rhythms and in­no­va­tive har­monies.

Vis­i­tors are in­vited to en­joy a pic­nic on this spe­cial day in the St. Lau­rent fam­ily’s mag­nif­i­cent gar­den. The sum­mer pro­gram St.Lau­rent puts on its Sun­day Best will continue un­til Au­gust 26, 2012. The ac­tiv­i­ties will take place come rain or shine. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/stlau­rent.

The site is open to the pub­lic ev­ery day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vis­i­tors are in­vited to dis­cover ru­ral life in the early 20th cen­tury by brows­ing through the fam­ily’s gen­eral store and the birth­place of the for­mer Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter (1948-1957). There will also be a mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion show­ing a cen­tury of Cana­dian his­tory.

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