Sun, June 30 Mon, July 1

De Temps Antan

from Quebec

For folk and francophone music fans, enjoy the original stylings of this trio from Quebec.
Concert

part of Canada Day Long Weekend

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Sun, June 30 Mon, July 1

De Temps Antan

from Quebec

For folk and francophone music fans, enjoy the original stylings of this trio from Quebec. 

Concert

part of Canada Day Long Weekend

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

Formed by singers and multi-instrumentalists Pierre-Luc Dupuis, Éric Beaudry and David Boulanger, De Temps Antan provide a surprising – and surprisingly exploratory – experience, rooted in time and memory. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, the three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. 

About De Temps Antan

In 16 years, De Temps Antan has performed over 1000 concerts in 18 countries (North America, Europe, Russia and Malaysia), produced four critically acclaimed albums ( Traditional Album of the Year in 2014 ( Ce monde ici-bas) and 2018 (Notre album SOLO) at ADISQ, nominations for the Canadian Folk Music Awards and have produced several important professional showcases including APAP 21, Folk Unlocked 21, Rideau 2019, Folk Alliance 2019, Babel Med and Womex.  

The trio of virtuosos is taking traditional music to the next level with their fifth album, Pesant, released in the fall of 2021. 

De Temps Antan is more than just a musical group. They are cultural ambassadors, spreading the rich heritage of traditional Quebec music to every corner of the globe. Their music, accessible and dynamic, has the power to unite people from diverse backgrounds, transcending language and cultural barriers. 

About Eric Beaudry

Eric Beaudry discovered traditional Quebec music in Saint-Côme, a village in the Lanaudière region. Influenced by the family repertoire, he began singing and playing guitar at age 10. 

He became known in 1992 as a founding member of La Galvaude, then continued his journey by creating two other groups, Ni Sarpe Ni Branche and Norouet. Alongside music, he is interested in researching the traditional repertoire, which earned him several prizes and distinctions, including the Mnémo Prize in 2002 for the album Musique Gaspésienne, which he produced for the fiddler Édouard Richard. In 2003, he joined La Bottine Souriante and taught students in the traditional music program at the regional CEGEP. from Lanaudière to Joliette. 

Today, Beaudry is recognized worldwide for his rich voice and talent for playing the guitar, mandolin and bouzouki. 

About David Boulanger

Born in Saint-Hubert in Montérégie, David Boulanger began playing the violin at eight and discovered a love for traditional Quebec music as a teenager. 

This passion led him to extensive professional stages in his early twenties with the La Part du Quêteux group. He recorded two albums, one of which won a Canadian Folk Music Award in the “Best Traditional Album” category. Later, he joined the epic group La Bottine Souriante, the international projects Maja & David and COEFF 4 and recently, he reunited with his long-time friends with De Temps Antan. Boulanger is also recognized as a composer, notably for the show Timber! by Cirque Alfonse and for the soundtrack of Quand Ferme l’Usine by director Simon Rodrigue. 

Passionate about the traits specific to traditional Quebec music and overflowing with a desire to share them, he carries a unique repertoire that can be heard wherever he goes. 

About Pierre-Luc Dupuis

Born in Louiseville, Mauricie Pierre-Luc grew up singing in a family where traditional music was always celebrated. The songs to answer and the harmonica are his first accomplices. 

At 18, he adopted the diatonic accordion. Shortly after, he founded Les Langues Fourchues and recorded his first album in 2001. He contributed to the group’s success for four years. He then joined the legendary group La Bottine Souriante and travelled the world from 2003 to 2008. 

A member of the band De Temps Antan since 2008, Pierre-Luc continues to promote traditional Quebec music to the four corners of the globe. His talent can also be heard in the musical scores of Quebec films, including La Chasse-Galerie and La Bolduc.

Photo by artist.

Dates & Times

Sun, June 30
3:30pm 4:30pm
Mon, July 1
3:00pm 4:00pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required

Venue

Stage in the Park

A performance stage on our West Lawn

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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