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La Bonne Vie

by Boréal Tordu

La musique originale des Acadiens du Maine
Genre: World: World Traditions
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1. La Bonne Vie Boréal Tordu
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2. Pond Patois Boréal Tordu
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3. Passe la Ville Boréal Tordu
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4. Thibeau Boréal Tordu
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5. Valse de Par-en-Bas Boréal Tordu
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6. Bonne Féte Boréal Tordu
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7. Bed of Coals Boréal Tordu
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8. Compte tes Enfants Boréal Tordu
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9. Le Retour des Hirondelles Boréal Tordu
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10. Milltown Belle Boréal Tordu
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11. Le Voyageur Boréal Tordu
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12. Turlotte d'Avril Boréal Tordu
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Album Notes
"They are a light-hearted, improvident, unenterprising people, more fond of the fiddle than the hoe"
-Edward Elwell, editor of the Portland Transcript, on the Acadians of Maine, 1878

Boréal Tordu -

C'est la musique Acadienne du Maine. Originally part of Acadia, Maine secretly harbors a powerful musical culture, en français. The sound once underground now explodes forward in Boréal Tordu. This original music advances the tradition of crooked fiddle tunes, bittersweet maritime ballads and foot-stomping dance music.

We are cousins to the Cajuns who were deported from Acadia and found refuge in Louisiana. The Acadians of Maine escaped into the woods of the St. John's River Valley during le Grand Derangement, settling the mysterious Republic of Madawaska. Many moved south to Maine's milltowns and other New England cities, along with the Québecois, with their unique French language and customs. Battling assimilation throughout the centuries, by the end of the 20th century American-French culture seemed to have all but disappeared- but in fact, we were only having a little nap...


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Sam Pfeifle, Portland Phoenix

Boreal Tordu show a little historical perspective isn't better off dead
I don’t have to write about French heritage to write about this album. Whatever the band have in mind, they’ve managed to create a fun brand of rootsy acoustic music that’s accessible despite/because of its French lyrics (on all but one tune) and features some top-notch musicality and singing.

Chris Busby, The Bollard

Boréal Tordu pull off all these styles and more on their highly likeable, debut
Boréal Tordu is a quartet of Maine musicians playing material commonly called French-Canadian music. In its press materials, the band makes the point that this is really the music of Franco-American culture, the tunes of New England mill towns and coastal communities on both sides of the border -- "Acadian folk, Cajun swing, maritime ballads, crooked fiddle tunes and foot-stomping French dance music." Boréal Tordu pull off all these styles and more on their highly likeable, debut full-length, La Bonne Vie, released earlier this month.