Arts & Entertainment

Gaelic instrument ‘harps on’ traditional music

Clarsach2a.JPG

The Gaelic harp has a long and rich history. It has its origins in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands over 1,000 years ago, and even as late as the 19th century, harps with brass strings were still used in an attempt to keep the tradition alive.

Women Artists. Breaking Down Barriers

An exhibition at the Musee national des beaux arts du Quebec

Lucie Duval, La coquille  1997.jpg
Photo: MNBAQ

12 chairs by Jeremy Couture

An exhibition at Materia (Quebec)

Couture vanish chair.jpg
Photo: Jeremy Couture

Who would have taught that an exhibition of chairs could bring about so many considerations? As one sees the simplicity of the chairs exhibited at Materia, it appears evident that their designer had no intention of making chairs for his sole aesthetic pleasure and that of a potential buyer. The designer is the 30 year old Jeremy Couture, born in Quebec, who studied graphic design in Finland.

Military Music Festival weekend shows, activities and schedule

The following is this weekend’s schedule of events and activities for the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands:

Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Outdoor popular concerts:

Place D’Youville : Canada represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipes and Drums

Snowboard film at Ozone Pub

Snowboard film maker Absinthe Films will kick off the 2010 Sphere of Influence North American Tour with the World Premiere of NOW/HERE at the Ozone Bar, 2800 Boulevard Laurier, Ste. Foy, Friday, August 27, at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, with $2 from every ticket sold being donated to local charities and the Protect Our Winters Foundation.

Festibière draws 65,000 to the Old Port

IMG_0483.jpg
Photo: Festibière Festival Organizers

They had only a few months to prepare and some potential participants were skeptical. Still, the first edition of Le Festibière de Québec was, by all accounts, a rousing success.

"We expected 25,000 people," said festival programmer Sébastien Huot. "We got 65,000."

Travel writer Batting on the Bosphorous

Quebec High School will be scene of a rare appearance by Angus Bell on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The event has been arranged by AngloStore.com.

Bell, a travel writer from Montreal with a reputation for having a great sense of humour and for being an obsessive cricket fanatic, will be coming to Quebec City to talk about his book Batting on the Bosphorus.

Envol et Macadam festival - Roster Reflects 15 Years of Music & Passion

For the past 15 years, the city of Quebec has rocked to the rhythms of alternative music thanks to Envol et Macadam. The organizers of the Envol et Macadam festival are proud to mark this special anniversary by presenting an amazing and diversified roster of musicians.

The Big Band of Roland Martel and the Royal 22nd Regiment at the Agora, Port of Québec

More than 10,000 people have attended concerts at the Agora Port de Quebc since July 18. The new program seems to please lovers of classical music as well as lyrical concerts. This week, the Festival d'été de Québec presents a Latin Evening with the Big Band of Roland Martel on Wednesday, Aug.

Summer Notes activities and events August 4, 2010

Prepared And Compiled By Shirley Nadeau                           

Syndicate content