Folk from overseas

Yves Lambert centre with Oliver Rondeau and Tommy Gauthier. Picture by Josue Bertolino.
Yves Lambert centre with Oliver Rondeau and Tommy Gauthier. Picture by Josue Bertolino.

Well known for his charisma and generosity on stage, Quebecois folk musician Yves Lambert is set to perform at the Platform on Thursday March 17.

Lambert gives a contemporary sense to the traditional song because his choices are made with the same vital personal concerns and preoccupations.

For him the content is essential to keep his music vibrant and not being caught in any one rigid style of expression.

He can sing rock music, or children’s songs, or the blues – and all the while representing traditional music as one of its leading figureheads.

In 1976, Yves Lambert was one of the founding members of La Bottine Souriante and for more than 20 years he was a major figure in the band, which was both famous in Quebec, and internationally.

Joining Lambert will be Oliver Rondeau, who has played with several jazz and pop-rock bands. He contributes to the band’s dynamics with his youth and cheerful motivation.

Tommy Gauthier will be accompanying them with his versatility and his natural sense of improvisation which add a great deal to the band.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £14 and are available from www.lancaster.gov/platform or by phoning the box office on 01524 582803.

Alternatively tickets can be bought from the Visitor Information Centres in Morecambe and Lancaster.