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The group Galant, tu perds ton temps brings together five women and a percussionist around a repertoire of traditional a cappella folk songs. Several elements make this group unique. First of all, it consists mostly of women, which is rather unusual in this field. Second, there is no melodic instrument, as the instrumentation is focused on the voices, whether harmonized or in unison. The only form of accom-paniment comes from foot tapping, bodhran, jig or even, in some cases, a suitcase. Lyrics are pushed in the forefront in order to draw the audience’s attention on the stories they tell, stories that have been handed down to us through the oral tradition. Their performance at the 2003 Mémoire et Racines festival was met with much enthusiasm from both the audience and the festival committee who awarded them the title “Revelation of the 2003 Festival.” Judging from the slew of positive comments made to the group, Galant, tu perds ton temps has been able to determine that there is a niche for this kind of ensemble on the traditional music scene in Quebec. The choice of the a cappella format was motivated by a desire to walk opposite of most folk music groups and, mostly, to bring back the simplicity and spontaneity that inhabited Quebec kitchens not so long ago. It leaves a rightful place to each story told, as if it were a tale or a legend.

The percussion is there to enrich the songs, highlighting rhythms, bringing specific colors, framing the lyrics, in other words, delicately supporting the songs. The group received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2004 to produce its first album Fais-toi pas d’illusions. It has been recorded at the Studio du Rang Quatre by André Marchand member of Les Charbon-niers de l’enfer, and is now available since November 2004. The second album explores two types of songs. One is the light, frivolous or humorous pieces, the other more obscure and sore with those songs called lament. These last ones being too often forgotten and rarely sang by any group. This double CD will be launch in spring 2009. Galant, tu perds ton temps hopes to popularize Quebec traditions here in Quebec and abroad. The various perfor-mances of the last seasons have confirmed that they have their place in the greater folk family.
The group Galant, tu perds ton temps brings together five women and a percussionist around a repertoire of traditional a cappella folk songs. Several elements make this group unique. First of all, it consists mostly of women, which is rather unusual in this field. Second, there is no melodic instrument, as the instrumentation is focused on the voices, whether harmonized or in unison. The only form of accom-paniment comes from foot tapping, bodhran, jig or even, in some cases, a suitcase. Lyrics are pushed in the forefront in order to draw the audience’s attention on the stories they tell, stories that have been handed down to us through the oral tradition. Their performance at the 2003 Mémoire et Racines festival was met with much enthusiasm from both the audience and the festival committee who awarded them the title “Revelation of the 2003 Festival.” Judging from the slew of positive comments made to the group, Galant, tu perds ton temps has been able to determine that there is a niche for this kind of ensemble on the traditional music scene in Quebec. The choice of the a cappella format was motivated by a desire to walk opposite of most folk music groups and, mostly, to bring back the simplicity and spontaneity that inhabited Quebec kitchens not so long ago. It leaves a rightful place to each story told, as if it were a tale or a legend.

The percussion is there to enrich the songs, highlighting rhythms, bringing specific colors, framing the lyrics, in other words, delicately supporting the songs. The group received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2004 to produce its first album Fais-toi pas d’illusions. It has been recorded at the Studio du Rang Quatre by André Marchand member of Les Charbon-niers de l’enfer, and is now available since November 2004. The second album explores two types of songs. One is the light, frivolous or humorous pieces, the other more obscure and sore with those songs called lament. These last ones being too often forgotten and rarely sang by any group. This double CD will be launch in spring 2009. Galant, tu perds ton temps hopes to popularize Quebec traditions here in Quebec and abroad. The various perfor-mances of the last seasons have confirmed that they have their place in the greater folk family.

Evelyne Gélinas

Isabelle Payette

Jacinthe Dubé

Jean-François Berthiaume

Josianne Hébert

Mia Lacroix
Evelyne Gélinas practises the art of weaving with passion within a little enterprise called “Rien ne se perd, tout se crée…”, that she co-founded. A member of the group Les Langues Fourchues, she came to the folk music scene as a flautist and backing singer. She has recorded three albums with the group, « Que l’Devan emporte le restant» (2002), « Cache ta barzatte » (2003) and « Juste à point » (2007). A master of the concert flute, whistle and ebony flute, she completed her college degree in Folk Music at the Cegep de Joliette in 2003. She performed at several festivals and events in Québec, Ontario, Maritimes and Europe. She also played as a guest musician with the group Norouet, the folk dance ensemble Les Petits Pas Jacadiens and recently with the group Tu m’en diras tant. Following these experiences, this accomplished musician is now able to pursue further her taste for folk singing in Galant, tu perds ton temps. Putting her velvety-sweet voice to great use, she unveils an original and surprising repertoire. Isabelle Payette was born in joliette, the heart of traditional music of Québec. As a child she is rapidely introduce to music. Singing together with the guitar and piano is part of her family’s way of life. Its when she moves to Montreal that music really starts to grow on her. With André Gagné, guitar teacher and close friend, she associate with country-folk project of Pylawak as a guitarist and singer. In 2005, the rock band Fleur d’assault becomes her new playground where she hunts new sounds as the rythm guitar and lead singer. With this formation she will release an eponymous album in 2007. In this same year, for her soft and clear voice, Isabelle joins Galant, tu perds ton temps and discovers with fascination the traditional songs. Jacinthe Dubé was born in Québec in 1976. She finished her Bachelor of Arts degree (Art History) from the University of Laval in 1999 and her Bachelor of Visual Arts (profil création) from UQAM in 2004. Her passion for performing arts blossomed early in life. During her high school and university years, she staged and performed in a variety of theatre productions and was an active member in an improvisational theatre guild.

She continues her personal and artistic development through professional workshops in the performing arts. Jacinthe is a self-taught musician, having studied voice through her work in theatre to enhance her musical expression. In her role as historical animator, Jacinthe plays the recorder. For the last six years, she has been captivated by the joys of traditional singing and has lent her voice to this rich and sensous art form. Actor, musician, animator, guide, museum docent, visual artist, singer… she has many means to express her singular passion for the arts, which help her to touch others in unique and powerful ways.
A percussionist, caller, step-dancer and choreographer, Jean-François Berthiaume can already benefit from a rich, varied and much in-demand background in folk dance. Throughout his 12 years of service with a folklore ensemble, his participation to groups like Réveillons!, Galant, tu perds ton temps, and Entourloupe, and his pilgrimages to Ireland, he has learned to play a mean bass drum, to jig as if he was playing a percussion instrument, and to call as if it were a song. Numerous festivals and events in Quebec, Western Canada, the US, and Europe have showcased his talents as a percussionist, square-dance caller, jigger and choreographer. He took part to several recording sessions as a guest artist and also with the bands Entourloupe (2005) and Réveillons! (2003). Thanks to his passion, instinct, energy and charisma, he is now an authentic craftsman of the tradition. Josianne Hébert wears several hats: singer-songwriter, pianist, accordionist, and singer. Galant, tu perds ton temps’s artistic director started her piano studies at age six. Accordionist and backing singer for the singer-songwriter Pierre Lapointe, she was selec ted as a semi-finalist at the Festival International de la Chanson de Granby in 2000 and in 2001. She played piano for the folk dance troupe Makinaw for almost four years and has contributed to various pop music projects. She’s also been a member of Les langues Fourchues, a band with whom she launched an album called «Cache ta Barzatte» in automn 2003. She performs regularly in Quebec, Ontario, the US, and Europe. She is particularly fond of the songs her grandmother passed on to her, along with her passion for folk singing. Hébert keeps that passion alive in the group Galant tu perds ton temps. Mia Lacroix discovered the pleasures of traditional folk music in 1997, through flute melodies. Later she visited Ireland, France, Spain and most importantly Britain, performing at numerous festivals with the group Dieu Seul nous voit. On her way, she picked up new melodies and traditions in every country. Back in Quebec, she made her first appearance at the Cabaret du Roy as a musician with the group Les Pics-à-Pioche and continued to perfect her mastery of the flute. In 2008 she is invited by the group La Giroflée, to perform a song on the band’s first album J’ai dans la mémoire. This same year, she starts teaching at Jeunes Musiciens du Monde. This school has for mission to teach traditional music to children from a not so swell neighbourhood. As a founding member of the ensemble Galant, tu perds ton temps, her cultural background is strongly beneficial to the other members of the group. To her own surprise, Mia turned out to be the “soprano” of this female quintet. Behind her shy eyes hides a slightly naive and refreshing sense of humour.

Evelyne Gélinas

Isabelle Payette

Jacinthe Dubé
Evelyne Gélinas practises the art of weaving with passion within a little enterprise called “Rien ne se perd, tout se crée…”, that she co-founded. A member of the group Les Langues Fourchues, she came to the folk music scene as a flautist and backing singer. She has recorded three albums with the group, « Que l’Devan emporte le restant» (2002), « Cache ta barzatte » (2003) and « Juste à point » (2007). A master of the concert flute, whistle and ebony flute, she completed her college degree in Folk Music at the Cegep de Joliette in 2003. She performed at several festivals and events in Québec, Ontario, Maritimes and Europe. She also played as a guest musician with the group Norouet, the folk dance ensemble Les Petits Pas Jacadiens and recently with the group Tu m’en diras tant. Following these experiences, this accomplished musician is now able to pursue further her taste for folk singing in Galant, tu perds ton temps. Putting her velvety-sweet voice to great use, she unveils an original and surprising repertoire. Isabelle Payette was born in joliette, the heart of traditional music of Québec. As a child she is rapidely introduce to music. Singing together with the guitar and piano is part of her family’s way of life. Its when she moves to Montreal that music really starts to grow on her. With André Gagné, guitar teacher and close friend, she associate with country-folk project of Pylawak as a guitarist and singer. In 2005, the rock band Fleur d’assault becomes her new playground where she hunts new sounds as the rythm guitar and lead singer. With this formation she will release an eponymous album in 2007. In this same year, for her soft and clear voice, Isabelle joins Galant, tu perds ton temps and discovers with fascination the traditional songs. Jacinthe Dubé was born in Québec in 1976. She finished her Bachelor of Arts degree (Art History) from the University of Laval in 1999 and her Bachelor of Visual Arts (profil création) from UQAM in 2004. Her passion for performing arts blossomed early in life. During her high school and university years, she staged and performed in a variety of theatre productions and was an active member in an improvisational theatre guild.

She continues her personal and artistic development through professional workshops in the performing arts. Jacinthe is a self-taught musician, having studied voice through her work in theatre to enhance her musical expression. In her role as historical animator, Jacinthe plays the recorder. For the last six years, she has been captivated by the joys of traditional singing and has lent her voice to this rich and sensous art form. Actor, musician, animator, guide, museum docent, visual artist, singer… she has many means to express her singular passion for the arts, which help her to touch others in unique and powerful ways.

Jean-François Berthiaume

Josianne Hébert

Mia Lacroix
A percussionist, caller, step-dancer and choreographer, Jean-François Berthiaume can already benefit from a rich, varied and much in-demand background in folk dance. Throughout his 12 years of service with a folklore ensemble, his participation to groups like Réveillons!, Galant, tu perds ton temps, and Entourloupe, and his pilgrimages to Ireland, he has learned to play a mean bass drum, to jig as if he was playing a percussion instrument, and to call as if it were a song. Numerous festivals and events in Quebec, Western Canada, the US, and Europe have showcased his talents as a percussionist, square-dance caller, jigger and choreographer. He took part to several recording sessions as a guest artist and also with the bands Entourloupe (2005) and Réveillons! (2003). Thanks to his passion, instinct, energy and charisma, he is now an authentic craftsman of the tradition. Josianne Hébert wears several hats: singer-songwriter, pianist, accordionist, and singer. Galant, tu perds ton temps’s artistic director started her piano studies at age six. Accordionist and backing singer for the singer-songwriter Pierre Lapointe, she was selec ted as a semi-finalist at the Festival International de la Chanson de Granby in 2000 and in 2001. She played piano for the folk dance troupe Makinaw for almost four years and has contributed to various pop music projects. She’s also been a member of Les langues Fourchues, a band with whom she launched an album called «Cache ta Barzatte» in automn 2003. She performs regularly in Quebec, Ontario, the US, and Europe. She is particularly fond of the songs her grandmother passed on to her, along with her passion for folk singing. Hébert keeps that passion alive in the group Galant tu perds ton temps. Mia Lacroix discovered the pleasures of traditional folk music in 1997, through flute melodies. Later she visited Ireland, France, Spain and most importantly Britain, performing at numerous festivals with the group Dieu Seul nous voit. On her way, she picked up new melodies and traditions in every country. Back in Quebec, she made her first appearance at the Cabaret du Roy as a musician with the group Les Pics-à-Pioche and continued to perfect her mastery of the flute. In 2008 she is invited by the group La Giroflée, to perform a song on the band’s first album J’ai dans la mémoire. This same year, she starts teaching at Jeunes Musiciens du Monde. This school has for mission to teach traditional music to children from a not so swell neighbourhood. As a founding member of the ensemble Galant, tu perds ton temps, her cultural background is strongly beneficial to the other members of the group. To her own surprise, Mia turned out to be the “soprano” of this female quintet. Behind her shy eyes hides a slightly naive and refreshing sense of humour.

Evelyne Gélinas
Evelyne Gélinas practises the art of weaving with passion within a little enterprise called “Rien ne se perd, tout se crée…”, that she co-founded. A member of the group Les Langues Fourchues, she came to the folk music scene as a flautist and backing singer. She has recorded three albums with the group, « Que l’Devan emporte le restant» (2002), « Cache ta barzatte » (2003) and « Juste à point » (2007). A master of the concert flute, whistle and ebony flute, she completed her college degree in Folk Music at the Cegep de Joliette in 2003. She performed at several festivals and events in Québec, Ontario, Maritimes and Europe. She also played as a guest musician with the group Norouet, the folk dance ensemble Les Petits Pas Jacadiens and recently with the group Tu m’en diras tant. Following these experiences, this accomplished musician is now able to pursue further her taste for folk singing in Galant, tu perds ton temps. Putting her velvety-sweet voice to great use, she unveils an original and surprising repertoire.

Isabelle Payette
Isabelle Payette was born in joliette, the heart of traditional music of Québec. As a child she is rapidely introduce to music. Singing together with the guitar and piano is part of her family’s way of life. Its when she moves to Montreal that music really starts to grow on her. With André Gagné, guitar teacher and close friend, she associate with country-folk project of Pylawak as a guitarist and singer. In 2005, the rock band Fleur d’assault becomes her new playground where she hunts new sounds as the rythm guitar and lead singer. With this formation she will release an eponymous album in 2007. In this same year, for her soft and clear voice, Isabelle joins Galant, tu perds ton temps and discovers with fascination the traditional songs.

Jacinthe Dubé
Jacinthe Dubé was born in Québec in 1976. She finished her Bachelor of Arts degree (Art History) from the University of Laval in 1999 and her Bachelor of Visual Arts (profil création) from UQAM in 2004. Her passion for performing arts blossomed early in life. During her high school and university years, she staged and performed in a variety of theatre productions and was an active member in an improvisational theatre guild.

She continues her personal and artistic development through professional workshops in the performing arts. Jacinthe is a self-taught musician, having studied voice through her work in theatre to enhance her musical expression. In her role as historical animator, Jacinthe plays the recorder. For the last six years, she has been captivated by the joys of traditional singing and has lent her voice to this rich and sensous art form. Actor, musician, animator, guide, museum docent, visual artist, singer… she has many means to express her singular passion for the arts, which help her to touch others in unique and powerful ways.

Jean-François Berthiaume
A percussionist, caller, step-dancer and choreographer, Jean-François Berthiaume can already benefit from a rich, varied and much in-demand background in folk dance. Throughout his 12 years of service with a folklore ensemble, his participation to groups like Réveillons!, Galant, tu perds ton temps, and Entourloupe, and his pilgrimages to Ireland, he has learned to play a mean bass drum, to jig as if he was playing a percussion instrument, and to call as if it were a song. Numerous festivals and events in Quebec, Western Canada, the US, and Europe have showcased his talents as a percussionist, square-dance caller, jigger and choreographer. He took part to several recording sessions as a guest artist and also with the bands Entourloupe (2005) and Réveillons! (2003). Thanks to his passion, instinct, energy and charisma, he is now an authentic craftsman of the tradition.

Josianne Hébert
Josianne Hébert wears several hats: singer-songwriter, pianist, accordionist, and singer. Galant, tu perds ton temps’s artistic director started her piano studies at age six. Accordionist and backing singer for the singer-songwriter Pierre Lapointe, she was selec ted as a semi-finalist at the Festival International de la Chanson de Granby in 2000 and in 2001. She played piano for the folk dance troupe Makinaw for almost four years and has contributed to various pop music projects. She’s also been a member of Les langues Fourchues, a band with whom she launched an album called «Cache ta Barzatte» in automn 2003. She performs regularly in Quebec, Ontario, the US, and Europe. She is particularly fond of the songs her grandmother passed on to her, along with her passion for folk singing. Hébert keeps that passion alive in the group Galant tu perds ton temps.

Mia Lacroix
Mia Lacroix discovered the pleasures of traditional folk music in 1997, through flute melodies. Later she visited Ireland, France, Spain and most importantly Britain, performing at numerous festivals with the group Dieu Seul nous voit. On her way, she picked up new melodies and traditions in every country. Back in Quebec, she made her first appearance at the Cabaret du Roy as a musician with the group Les Pics-à-Pioche and continued to perfect her mastery of the flute. In 2008 she is invited by the group La Giroflée, to perform a song on the band’s first album J’ai dans la mémoire. This same year, she starts teaching at Jeunes Musiciens du Monde. This school has for mission to teach traditional music to children from a not so swell neighbourhood. As a founding member of the ensemble Galant, tu perds ton temps, her cultural background is strongly beneficial to the other members of the group. To her own surprise, Mia turned out to be the “soprano” of this female quintet. Behind her shy eyes hides a slightly naive and refreshing sense of humour.
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