With Juno and ADISQ nominations, and four Canadian Folk Music Awards, Genticorum is one of the leading groups in Quebec’s traditional music scene. Pascal Gemme (fiddle) and Yann Falquet (guitar), the two founding members of the trio, are also individually recognized for their contribution to the traditional music scene. They have been joined since 2015 by multi-instrumentalist and composer Nicholas Williams (flute, accordion). The pleasure these three musicians have in playing and creating together is palpable, both on stage and on record. In twenty-two years, the trio has carved out a place for itself on the international traditional, folk and Celtic music scene. The group’s six albums and four EPs have received critical acclaim in Canada and abroad and have helped them develop a solid career. Known for their energy and stage presence, but also for their refined and precisely executed arrangements, the group has already performed nearly two thousand concerts in twenty countries. Genticorum has performed on many renowned stages and has been programmed in several prestigious world/folk festivals, such as Celtic Connections in Scotland, the Tønder Folk Festival in Denmark, the Vijlandi Folk Festival in Estonia, the International Festival of Chihuahua in Mexico, the Independent Music Festival of Alexandria in Egypt, as well as in Malaysia, Israel, and Australia. The energetic trio hasn’t performed at Celtic Colours since 2008 and we are very excited for their return this year.

Festival Performances

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