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Le Rêve du Quêteux

In the art world the authenticity of a work of art follows from its provenance—the verifiable record of who made it, who purchased it and for how much, where and when it was exhibited, and so on. Documents are determinant, hearsay is worthless.

In traditional music, hearsay is all. The provenance of a tune is replayed and retold in tones as ephemeral and as necessary as dreams.

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Scollay's Reel (trad. Irish) and the Reel de Mattawa (Richard Forest). Recorded live at Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge, MA, May 11, 2014.


Our debut album, recorded in 2013, featuring traditional Irish, New England, and Quebecois tunes on fiddle and guitar.

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