La Nef & Les Charbonniers de l’enfer
In earlier posts, I wrote about the Celtic influence on Quebec music. For instance, Quebecers play reels. I also featured legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin playing with the late Jean Carignan, Quebec’s most prominent fiddler, in his days. We also heard an old French song, Le Navire de Bayonne, interpreted by La Nef and Les Charbonniers de l’enfer. A characteristic of La Nef and Les Charbonniers de l’enfer is enhanced rhythm. Groups may use podorythmie, a form of step dancing.
La Nef is a Montreal ensemble founded in 1991. The Charbonniers de l’enfer was founded in 1994. My last post featured soprano Meredith Hall and La Nef, interpreting Robert Burns‘ My Love is a Red, Red Rose. Robert Burns drew his inspiration from traditional music. The current répertoire of Quebec ensembles includes not only the traditional music of Quebec but also that of other cultures. Under la Nef.com (fr) or lanefeng.com (en), you will find a list of the music La Nef has recorded and possibly the music itself.
The music embedded below features both La Nef and Les Charbonniers de l’enfer. Meredith Hall is the group’s soprano.
- Nostradamus’s Prophecy (26 January 2021)
- Violoniste & Violoneux (27 Octobre 2020)
- Quebec Folklore: Celtic Roots (24 October 2020)
- Blanche comme neige, cont’d (30 August 2020)
- Blanche comme neige (28 August 2020)
- Old French Song : Le Navire de Bayonne (8 August 2018)
- Sir Ernest Macmillan: a Testimonial (9 January 2012)
Love to everyone 💕
© Micheline Walker
29 January 2021