The concert is accessible free of charge, but we suggest a donation of $ 10 per concert. Make a donation

Virtual Concert – Sunday, February 28 at 3 pm

Artists: Robin Grenon & Gisèle Guibord Duet

Robin Grenon & Gisèle Guibord Duet

For twenty-five years, the duo has delighted listeners with their versatility. They developed, by exploring the world of the harp, a passion for the music of several folk traditions.

Both musicians began their career in classical music, but gradually turned toward other styles and instruments. Both studied at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, Gisèle as classical organist with Bernard Lagacé and Robin as classical guitarist with Stephen Fentok. Fascinated by Latin music, Robin fell under the spell of the Paraguayan harp, which he studied with Paraguayan Eralio Gill and Cuban Alfredo Rolando Ortiz. Gisèle, an active concert and church organist, turned to the harp in 1993, when Robin became her teacher. They soon found in each other a kindred spirit in music and in life!

Through their compositions and arrangements, they have created a unique and innovative sound all their own where the misty Celtic and sunny Paraguayan harps blend in harmony. Robin and Gisèle are regular quest performers and teachers at the following events: The International Folk Harp Conference in Seattle (1996), Toronto Harp Fest (2000), The Canadian Music Showcase in Ottawa (2009), the Cammac Lake MacDonald Music Centre (2011), The Northern Lights Festival in Ottawa (2015-2017), The Huron Harp Fest in Goderich, ON (2019).

They have eight recordings: Djiguedon (2001): Celtic and Paraguayan repertoire; Trace d’Ange (2004): Celtic Christmas; Suite Mariale / Marian Suite (2006): inspired by the life of Mary of Nazareth; Harpe du Paraguay (following their trip to Paraguay in 2007); Close to You (2008):

How to attend the concert 

The concert is on Facebook Live and on this webpage

It begins at 3 pm and includes:

  • Introduction by Yves Garand
  • Concert
  • Conversation / questions

The concert is accessible free of charge, but we suggest a donation of $ 10 per concert. Make a donation

PROGRAM
  • Djiguedon – Robin Grenon (Né en 1960)
  • The Clergyman’s Lamentation – Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738)
  • Carrickfergus – Traditionnel d’Irlande
  • Promenade en traîneau – Robin Grenon
  • L’Espagnola – Robin Grenon
  • Concerto d’Aranjuez (Thème du 2e mouvement) – Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
  • Cascada (Chute d’eau) – Digno García (1919-1984)
  • El Tren Lechero (Le train du laitier) – Félix Pérez Cardozo (1908-1952)

how to watch the virtual concert 

Can’t attend the concert ?

Recordings of the concerts will be available for 7 days.