BETHEL – Grand Dérangement, a musical group from Acadia, will bring its lively blend of folk, rock, Celtic and French music to Gould Academy Thursday, April 10. The performance, which includes several step dancers, offers poetic songs that while insightful also defy audience members to sit still.

Grand Dérangement’s style is influenced by elements of Acadian folk music, American country, folk and rock styles, Celtic music, French chansonniers and Broadway show tunes.

Grand Dérangement, meaning great disturbance, comes from the French name for the Great Expulsion of Acadians by the British in 1755, a major turning point of Acadian history, but also refers to the group’s desire to rouse its audience.

The group’s vocals are in varying dialects of French, ranging from a fairly neutral standard to the dialect of Acadian French spoken around the Baie Sante-Marie.

Grand Dérangement, which has toured in the United States, Canada and Europe, will perform at 7 p.m. in Bingham Auditorium. Tickets, $6 for adults and $4 for students, will be sold at the door only. Gould Academy students, faculty, staff and their families will be admitted free.

For more information on the show, call 824-3575, or visit www.MahoosucArts.org.

For more information on Grand Dérangement, log on to www.grandderangement.com/index-en.htm.


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