Lisa Ornstein & Dan Compton
Saturday, March 30

Lisa Ornstein is widely known as one of the leading exponents of the fiddle playing of French Canada. After growing up in the American Midwest and absorbing American old-time fiddle styles, Lisa moved to Quebec in 1978 and stayed for twelve years. During that time, she played with the traditional band La Bottine Souriante and other groups, did master’s thesis on the music and life of fiddler Lois “Pitou” Boudreault, and “spent countless hours visiting with older musicians and playing in kitchens and dance halls.” She has also toured and recorded extensively, appearing on some of La Bottine’s recordings as well as the highly regarded CD with André Marchand and Normand Miron, Le Bruit court dans la ville.



Lisa and Dan


Guitar and fiddle player Dan Compton is a veteran of Pacific Northwest folk music scene. A lapsed classical guitarist, Dan has long explored the guitar’s role in traditional music. His solo fingerstyle and accompaniment playing can be heard on the CDs The Rambler, with button accordion player Fran Slefer, and The Gloup with flute player Mark Roberts. Dan also plays with the contradance band Jigsaw, and with Steve Einhorn and Mick Doherty.



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