Welcome to the 6th edition of the Sutton Traditional Violin Festival

The 5th edition of the Festival was an unprecedented success. More than 2000 attended the various activities. 600 participants from the USA, Ontario and various regions of Quebec enjoyed  six concerts, two dances, three master classes, six musical events in the village and the Children’s Festival, which will be offered over  two days in 2019! And above all, a big thank you to the 75 volunteers …

The 2019 edition

In our next edition, the festival will host Lisa Ornstein, “grande dame” of the Quebec violin, part of the group Le Bruit court dans la ville. She will offer 8 hours of intensive training on Thursday 15 and Friday 16. The 2 other instructors will be announced soon.

As well as our three instructors, Lisa Ornstein, André Marchand and Martin Aucoin, here is the list of the artists of this 6th edition:
Capucine Maldague, DUO Thomas de Grosbois & Richard Forest, Gabrielle Létourneau, LA SUITE – Marie-Pierre Lecault & Robin Boulianne, NOMANKA: Anit Ghosh & Karine Paquette, Léandre Chênevert, DUO Romy & Ben Munkres, VENT DANS MA VOILE – Joseph D’Arcy & Timi Turmel, SOULWOOD – Alex Kehler, Willy Lemaistre & Daniel Haché, BEATA BERMUDA – 3 violonistes suédoises!, DUO Élisabeth Moquin & Samuel Royer-Legault, Marco Roy, TRITON – Alex Kehler, Jeremiah McLane & Timothy Cummings, Robert Goulet au call, Donald Dubuc au call et au conte, Sylvie Ladouceur, Catherine Planet, Sandrine Zuyderhoff, Young Tradition Vermont, accompagné de Peter Sutherland & Oliver Scanlon.

  • Thursday and Friday: Intensive Workshops . 8 hours of fiddle repertoire and techniques of Québec and Acadian music and guitar accompaniment with 3 instructors.
  • Friday to Sunday: The Parc des Vétérans in the center of the village will host 8 concerts, 2 traditional dances, 3 master classes and many jam sessions for all. The Kid’s Festival will allow parents to attend other activities in the afternoons. With the exception of the sessions, all the events will be held in inside or under the main tent, protected from the elements.

Purchase an online passport (pre-sale discount) and low-cost camping now. Come and join the party! If you wish to give your name as a volunteer or obtain information, you can already contact the new event manager, Valérie Burnet, at musiqueettraditions@gmail.com.

About the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival

Our festival, dedicated to the fiddle repertoire of Quebec as well as national and international styles, takes place in the center of our magnificent village. Sutton is ranked among the 10 best tourist destinations in Quebec. Yves Bernard of the newspaper Le Devoir ranked it among the four main folklore festivals in Quebec in 2016.