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Acadian poet

 

Daniel Léger, from St-Antoine, southeast of New Brunswick has been playing music the last ten years. He first started by writing songs for Bois-Joli, a popular Acadian group from New-Brunswick. In 2002 he won the Gala de la Chanson de Caraquet and there was no turning back on his personal musical career. After attending a songwriter training course at l'École nationale de la chanson de Granby, he was employed the following year as the main singer in the Pays de la Sagouine's house band Borlico. Daniel Léger has been working even since at Le Pays de la Sagouine, where 80 000 tourists flow each year.

 

His album La route m'appelle is a mix of folk, cajun, blues and irish music. Authenticity and variety describe his work. The Acadian singer wrote 13 of the 14 songs appearing on his album that has been recorded at the Studio Belivo. « My texts are inspired principally by my surrounding, my childhood, my ancestors and my traveling experiences, » explained the only musician nominee for Découverte de l'année at the 2005 Prix Éloize for the arts in Halifax.

 

Up to the present moment, Daniel Léger has played in Québec, Nova-Scotia, New-Brunswick, les Iles de la madeleine, France and the United States and has shared the stage with famous French artists like Louisiana's own Zachary Richard, Wilfred Lebouthlier (who sold 300 000 albums), 1755 (in front of 7000 people), Edith Butler (1 million albums sold in career) and Jean Franç ois Breau (who wrote for Celine Dion). Daniel Léger has written songs for artists like George Belliveau, les Muses, Marcella Richard and Annie Blanchard (finalist at Star academy and winner of a Felix for song of the year in Québec.)

 

In november 2009, Daniel Léger released his second album Equilibre.  He is still employed at the Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche New-Brunswick.

 

Borlico has been one of the house bands at Le Pays de la Sagouine since 2003. With four multi-instrumentalists and a mix of original, modern and traditional songs, Borlico is defined as neo-trad. Feet, keys, guitars, bass, water bottles, cowbell, spoons, bombard, triangle and other percussion instruments create Borlico's original sound. It's the music of kitchen parties that will get your feet tapping with the Acadian joie de vivre!

 

Awards

 

-Winner of the Gala de la chanson de Caraquet in 2002 in the category singer-songwriter

-Finalist at the prestigious Festival International de la chanson de Granby in Quebec and

winner of one of the 12 national passes to attend l'É cole nationale de la chanson in

Granby (the singer-songwriter national school).

-Daniel Léger's first album La route m'appelle launched in 2002 was nominated for

Francophone album of the year at 2005 ECMA in Sydney, Nova-Scotia.

-Borlico's album Appel à la tradition was nominated Roots/Traditional Group Recording

of the Year at the 2006 ECMA in Charlottetown , P-E-I.

-Winner of the 2007 edition of la FICFA in Moncton N.-B.

 


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