De Temps Antan


1 – 10 July 2022

“… there is no better group to apply this magical tonic than the Québécois acoustic power trio known as De Temps Antan”  University of Dayton Arts Series

It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporary—dosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts—that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan!

Combining tradition with contemporary flair, this “power-trad” trio showcase the very best that traditional Quebecois music has to offer.

Formed at a time when all three were members of La Bottine Souriante, Éric Beaudry, David Boulanger and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past since 2003. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music.

In an explosion of fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and foot percussion, De Temps Antan propel folk to a whole new level, with non stop jigs, reels and foot-tapping songs.

“thanks so much for encouraging us to go and see Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan – absolutely stunning (best gig of the weekend)” Forest Folk




Americana, Celtic, Folk, World




Chris Wade