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Oh My Darling helps celebrate St. Jean Baptiste Day

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A decent sized crowd celebrated  St. Jean Baptiste Day at La Cité Des Prairies, June 21 with special guests Oh My Darling. It was to take place on the Pavan Park, but was moved inside due to weather.
 Oh My Darling a had a passel of kids dancing in front of the stage as they played  intricately picked  folk/ old time music, including all of their French language songs many from their latest French  CD “Venez Danser.”

 Bassist Marie -Joseé Dandeneau talked to the audience about the songs in French, while guitarist Vanessa Kuzina talked to them in English.Oh My Darling’s Allison De Groot and Rachel Baiman. Photo by Richard Amery
 Fiddle pOh My Darling’s Marie-Joseé Dandeneau. Photo by Richard Amerylayer Rachel Baiman came all the way from Nashville to play with the Winnipeg based quartet. She played some fantastic fiddle while all four girls sang gorgeous vocal harmonies. She joined the band through Allison DeGroot a fellow student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

 They all got to show their prowess on guitar, bass, fiddle and banjo.
 Banjoist Allison DeGroot  lead the band through one of their first set’s highlights, the energetic instrumental “Pictou Falls.”
 Their music was a mix of folk music, bluegrass and even French music.

Another highlight was La Valse D‘Evelina a French song about Louis Riel’s American crush.
 Another highlight was a song about touring and driving each other crazy.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 June 2013 16:31 )  
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