Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an afternoon of traditional Quebecois and Celtic music by Canadian trio Genticorum and Italian quartet Gadan, in the final concert of the 2022 Next Stage “Bandwagon Summer Series,” on Saturday, October 15 at 3:00 pm at Cooper Softball Field in Putney, VT. Next Stage Production Director Barry Stockwell notes that “Our 20th and final concert of the third annual Bandwagon Summer Series highlights the signature features of the series – diverse musical genres, musicians from around the world, and a mix of returning Next Stage favorites and new up-and-coming artists – all set in the great outdoors with wide open spaces to listen, dance, picnic, and play.”
Known for their unbridled energy, musicianship, and magnetic stage presence, Genticorum features intricate fiddle, flute, and accordion lines, gorgeous vocal harmonies, subtle guitar textures, and exhilarating foot percussion. The trio’s founding members Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet are both recognized as major contributors to the trad music scene in Québec, and since 2015, they have been joined by accomplished multi-instrumentalist and composer Nicholas Williams.
A leading voice in the evolution of Québécois traditional music over the past twenty years, Genticorum has won multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, as well as Juno and ADISQ nominations. They have performed on stages worldwide, from Celtic Connections in Scotland, the Tønder Folk Festival in Denmark, the National Folk Festival in Australia, the Independent Music Festival in Alexandria, Egypt, and the Rain Forest Festival in Malaysia to countless venues across North America.
Gadan is the new project created by four veteran musicians on the Irish trad and European folk/rock scenes – Joan Gatti, Lorenzo Testa, Jacopo Ventura, and Andrea Verga. They draw from from Appalachian/Old Time, Scottish/Irish traditional music, and regional folk music of northern Italy to create their own “strings-only” sound (clawhammer and tenor banjos, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar) with a hint of electronics and a powerful rhythmic pulse.
Cooper Softball Field is located at 41 Sand Hill Road in Putney, VT. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating on the softball field. Tickets are $25 Advance / $30 At the Door, and kids 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online at nextstagearts.org. Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar, and Tandoori cuisine by David’s Catering will be available. For more information, visit nextstagearts.org or call 802-387-0102.