Trois Bouffons has a photo in the May/June issue of Michigan History for Kids (2016). The article titled, "Entertaining Michigan," was written by Trois Bouffon's own Genot Picor. is written by Trois Bouffon's own Genot Picor.
Trois Bouffons was formed in 2007 in an effort to preserve French Canadian music, community dance and storytelling. The word "Bouffon," dates back to medieval France when jesters entertained the king and his court. After the fall of the monarchy, the "Bouffon" became a "busker" or "street performer." In French Canada, the word is most closely associated with interactive street performers, Quebecois vaudeville and the veillée, or "social gathering" for which entertainers were hired to perform for communities. The veillée performance could last an entire weekend, playing four hours each night!
Trois Bouffons has expanded their repertoire to include children's performances for libraries and schools. Most requests for these kinds of performances are built around a theme. Let us design a program for you!
Rates start at $300.00 for libraries in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties in an effort to promote community and reading. For festivals, reenactments, Music in the Park, and museums, rates start at $450.00 depending on length of performance time and distance traveled. For engagements requiring an overnight stay, accommodations are appreciated.
Music from French Canada and Beyond!
48th Annual Tin Whistle Concert
This years concert will include Trois Bouffons (with fiddler Trae McMaken) and the Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers. The sampler acts will include Larry Miller and friends and also The Paint Creek Mandolin Circle. https://www.facebook.com/events/university-presbyterian-church/48th-annual-tin-whistle-concert/2484365461777589/
Music of Old Michigan with Trois Bouffons (Fiddler Trae McMaken)
Second Sunday Concert with Trois Bouffons
Trois Bouffons (with fiddler Trae McMaken) performs music from Michigan's French heritage and beyond, along with teaching simple French country dances. https://www.cromaine.org/event-calendar
Lake St. Clair Metropark Voyageur Encampment
Crocker House Bicentennial Gala
By ticket purchase only. Members: $55, Nonmembers $60. http://www.crockerhousemuseum.org/calendar-of-events.html
Music in the Park - Trois Bouffons with Drummer Steve Adams
Council of Michigan Foundations Workshop
Trail of Courage
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