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

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

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.

LYRICS

Lyric translations available here.

AWARDS
2000 Crossroads Music Awards Bronze Star for Folk-Contemporary Compilation

Track Listing

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The Shuttle Chanterelle 04:18
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Devil's Dream Rodney Miller and Anne Percival 02:22
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La Bastringue Les Franco-Américains 01:51
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Soufflons-y (Let's Blow on It) Martha Pellerin 02:49
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La Bonn' Femme Robert (Old Lady Robert) Bernie, Michael, Normand and Marc Ouimet 02:17
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La Guignolée Bernie, Michael, Normand and Marc Ouimet 02:20
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107
Te Souviendras-tu de Moi? (Will You Remember Me?) Maria Perrault 02:29
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108
Reel St. Hubert Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman 01:22
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109
Les Bûcherons (The Lumberjacks) Paul Baril 01:38
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110
St. Anne's Reel / Liberty (medley) Patrick Ross and Roland Cotnoir 02:10
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111
Le Grain de Mil (The Millet Seed) Lucie Therrien 03:41
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Entre Moi (Between Me) Chanterelle 03:51
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Growling Old Man, Grumbling Old Woman Ronald West and David Carr 01:57
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Turlutte Dent-de-Lion 01:26
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115
Réveillez-Vous Belle Endormie (Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty) Claude Méthé 02:07
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116
Red Wing The Maple Sugar Band 02:20
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J'entends Le Moulin (I Hear the Mill) Nightingale 03:57
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118
Soirée Medley Michèle Choinière, Jeanne Begnoche, Alberta Gagné, Fabio Choinière, and Maurice Paquette 09:11
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Valse du Temps Michèle Choinière 02:06
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Patte du Mouton (Mutton Leg) Larry and Henry Riendeau 01:36
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Valse des Pasteureaux (Shepherd's Waltz) Rodney Miller and Anne Percival 01:43