French-Canadian folk trio Bon Débarras return to Lancashire

Folk trio, Bon Debarras, from Québéc will travel all the way from Canada to play in Longton and Borwick as part of their tour of rural Northern England, next month.

Bon Débarras, which translates as “Good Riddance”, offer an energetic fusion of traditional step-dancing, Québécois folk music and influences from around the globe. This will be the second time they have visited Lancashire, having toured in other Spot On venues in 2014.

Comprising multi-instrumentalists Dominic Desrochers, Jean-François Dumas and Marie-Pierre Lecault the trio’s music is at the intersection of various traditions, resulting in a brilliant musical atmosphere and a high-energy evening.

The trio perform with a huge array of world instruments including guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, accordion, washboard and harmonica as well as the remarkable percussion created by their step-dancing.

The gig is one of two Lancashire dates the trio will play as part of Spot On Lancashire’s rural touring autumn season with Borwick & Priest Hutton Memorial Hall also hosting the band. Speaking ahead of their tour, Dominic Desrochers said they were delighted to be playing such intimate venues:

“We are so glad to be coming to Longton and Borwick. Sharing our passion for music and dance is a good way of living out our traditions around the world.”

For more information about these shows or to see the full Spot On season programme, visit www.howard.local/spotonlancashire, call Lyndsey Wilson on 01254 660360 or email hello@howard.local/spotonlancashire.

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