Mademoiselle, Voulez-Vous Danser?: Franco-American Music from the New England Borderlands

Mademoiselle, Voulez-Vous Danser?: Franco-American Music from the New England Borderlands

Various Artists SFW40116

Sparkling fiddles, strong voices, and pounding feet join together in this compilation of lively dance tunes and poignant songs—the musical legacy of French-Canadians who immigrated to New England and became Franco-Americans. Recorded between the years of 1994-1998 at informal gatherings, at songfests and in small studios in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and eastern New York, the music reveals the creativity and continuity in this unique regional tradition today. 57 minutes, 28 page booklet, map, and photos.


Lyric translations available here.

2000 Crossroads Music Awards Bronze Star for Folk-Contemporary Compilation

Year Released 1999
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1999 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Old Time; World
Country(s) Canada; United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American; French-American
Instrument(s) Accordion; Bodhrán; Fiddle; Guitar; Harmonica; Mandolin; Piano; Spoons (Musical instrument)
Language(s) English; French
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Music--Quebec

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101 The Shuttle Chanterelle 4:18
102 Devil's Dream Rodney Miller and Anne Percival 2:22
103 La Bastringue Les Franco-Américains 1:51
104 Soufflons-y (Let's Blow on It) Martha Pellerin 2:49
105 La Bonn' Femme Robert (Old Lady Robert) Bernie, Michael, Normand and Marc Ouimet 2:17
106 La Guignolée Bernie, Michael, Normand and Marc Ouimet 2:20
107 Te Souviendras-tu de Moi? (Will You Remember Me?) Maria Perrault 2:29
108 Reel St. Hubert Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman 1:22
109 Les Bûcherons (The Lumberjacks) Paul Baril 1:38
110 St. Anne's Reel / Liberty (medley) Patrick Ross and Roland Cotnoir 2:10
111 Le Grain de Mil (The Millet Seed) Lucie Therrien 3:41
112 Entre Moi (Between Me) Chanterelle 3:51
113 Growling Old Man, Grumbling Old Woman Ronald West and David Carr 1:57
114 Turlutte Dent-de-Lion 1:26
115 Réveillez-Vous Belle Endormie (Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty) Claude Méthé 2:07
116 Red Wing The Maple Sugar Band 2:20
117 J'entends Le Moulin (I Hear the Mill) Nightingale 3:57
118 Soirée Medley Michèle Choinière, Jeanne Begnoche, Alberta Gagné, Fabio Choinière, and Maurice Paquette 9:11
119 Valse du Temps Michèle Choinière 2:06
120 Patte du Mouton (Mutton Leg) Larry and Henry Riendeau 1:36
121 Valse des Pasteureaux (Shepherd's Waltz) Rodney Miller and Anne Percival 1:43
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