The trio is the result of the unexpected meeting of dynamic creators involved in music, dance and poetry. Their energy taps into the rhythms of today and ventures boldly on the multi-faceted road to tomorrow’s dreams.

Folklore refers to all collective productions which are orally transmitted from generation to generation (tales, stories, songs) or through example (music, dance, rites, beliefs, savoir-faire). Folklore defines who we are and traces our origins. Bon Débarras’ inspiration comes from their home base, Montreal, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America.

While remaining true to their roots, the three musicians, who are equally passionate about music, dance and poetry, are drawing on living traditions and various influences to explore new avenues.

On their guitars, banjo, mandolin, accordion, washboard and harmonicas, and integrating foot percussion, jig and body percussion, the trio creates musical atmospheres that transcend boundaries and ages.

New England Celtic Arts with the support of the American Folk Festival and Folk Quebec will present Bon Debarras at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, Aug. 20; and at Phillips Area Community Center in Phillips Thursday, Aug. 21. Curtain is at 7 p.m. at both locations and a jam session at Skye will start at 6:15 p.m.

Skye Theatre is on Winter Hill Rd., off Rte. 2. Phillips Area Community Center is at 21 Depot Street. Tickets are $15 at both locations for each performance.

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