Boréal Tordu: Guestbook
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March 13, 2012
Steve, Riva & I stayed with you, your wife & friends at that wonderful farmhouse in Provence, France during the Summer of 2011 - we will be attending the American Folk Festival in Bangor August 24 & 25, 2012 - Will Boreal Tordu be on the program at the Festival ? It would be great to catch up with you again.
March 27, 2011
I'm the father of Marc Paquin who knows you through his friends. I enjoy your music very much.
C'est vraiment un plaisir d'entendre de la musique Canadienne et Acadienne.
February 3, 2011
great stuff andy!
November 4, 2010
I love "Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde"; there's another song you performed on 207 that I liked, too (I don't know the title). I love the jig type music you do. I was thinking of getting a CD for my brother for Christmas; where can I get one?
November 2, 2010
enjoyed seeing you on 207 the other night. as always, it was entertaining and fun!
robert r brochu
November 1, 2010
my dad who has passed 2 yrs ago would have loved you guys.i just seen you on 207 and it was real nice to hear french music that my parents loved.so i'm going out to buy your cd on behalf of my dad Leandre Brochu thank you
October 28, 2010
hi i heard your music on wcsh6 and i really enjoy may see ya on dec 4 in Sangerville maine. i am a frenchman my maiden name is Guimond i grew up in Augusta Maine with french music all my life and really enjoy it my fmaily belongs to The Calumet Club which they have Le Festivalle de la Bastillewish someday you come to Augusta maine alot of french people
October 28, 2010
Nice job on 207 tonight. Hope to see you folks in concert some time in the future.
August 6, 2010
Enjoyed your concert in Manchester. Please come to BRT in Rhode Island!
Dave, Doris and Trish Hoffenberg
August 4, 2010
It was great seeing you in Castelton last night. You guys rock! That was the best show I've seen. Thanks.
August 3, 2010
Bon Jour Robert, Steve, Pip and Andy....Thank you or should we say merci!!!!! We had a wonderful evening enjoying your wonderful music. We are now ..
home sitting on the deck sipping Lanikai Lemonades and listening to you CD
Thank you again, Debbie, Cheryl, and Heather.
Kathy and Zeb McCoy
July 24, 2010
Enjoyed your performance at Lamoille Valley Field Days on July 24 so much.Your refreshing, uplifting music reminded me of my childhood yrs of listening to my Dad and his Canadian family playing instruments and singing around the kitchen table. My son really enjoyed the show as well. We played your CD all the way home and both of us are planning on loading it a the ITouch so we can listen to it over and over again. Thank You for a wonderful afternoon.
Katherine and Richard Berry
July 11, 2010
We attended your concert at the Eastport Art's Center on July 10th and enjoyed a wonderful evening of lively music and great talent, conbined with humor.
Thank you very much.
Kathy & Richard Berry, Robbinston & The VillagesFL
Janice & Paul Pettit, Calais & Cinn.OH
Mike Darling, Calais & El Paso, TX.
Dale & Julia & Lauren Flanders
May 25, 2010
Really loved your performance at the East Sangerville Grange May 1st. Have played both your CD's a couple of times each week since, and have at least one or two tunes to hum throughout each day. Such happy music! Our daughter, Alice, will play your CD during wedding reception in July. Other daughter, Lauren, is bringing a bunch of UMaine friends to Ellsworth to see & hear you play. We want to be there too. We find your music infectiously uplifting and FUN!
March 25, 2010
I lived in a house with Andy in 1982-83 in Brookline, Ma. and have very fond memories of that time. I just caught up with Donald Rittenburg on FB and he told me about your band. I have made a CD and am working on a second one. I would love to hear from you Andy and catch up with you and Anne. All the best! Alison (Spellman) Kitchen
February 19, 2010
Am eager to see you when next you play One World at the Essex, MA UU Church !
Hermel & Ruth Turcotte
November 7, 2009
We enjoyed the concert in Caribou very much! The CD's are great also.
Wishing you safe travels.
Colleen, Andre and Callum
November 7, 2009
We got the nicest surprise in our mailbox this week -- your new CD crossed the ocean and we're listening to it in Belgium (while munching NutterButters, I might add!).
We love that you recorded Saulnierville Station -- It's such a fun version and it really makes us smile!
Congratulations on a terrific CD. Hope to see you in Nouvelle Ecosse very soon. xoxo
November 6, 2009
I can't wait to buy the CD. My wife is gonna be psyched when I start playing it on the hi fi!
pamela morneasult gemme
October 28, 2009
wow i can't wait to hear you guys
October 25, 2009
Great as ever, keep it up guys! Hope to see you in the Bangor area sometime.
September 24, 2009
New CD is so damn wonderful I don't even know what to say. Got it yesterday and have listened to it over and over since. Can't wait for Shelley to get home so she can hear. Very proud to know you.
Can't figure out which is my favorite!
September 20, 2009
MAKE IT STOP!!!!
It was fun for a couple days but how do I get "Les Chevaliers" out my head. Just when I make progress, my wife comes by humming it. Its worse than a Rick Charette kid song:-).
September 19, 2009
Just wanted to say how much my wife and I enjoyed your show last night at One Longfellow. I wasn’t sure what to expect after a seeing a brief spot on 207 last spring and the follow up a couple weeks ago. But I have to admit I was not only impressed with your musicianship but had a lot of fun too.(Right now my wife, who was completely unfamiliar with French Canadian let alone Acadien music is listening to the CD and tapping her feet on the spare Canadian Dri-core board I brought up from the basement this morning, an exact duplicate of Steve’s) Anyway, My grandfather was from St. John came ove in the 1890’s and I grew up in Westbrook and both parents spoke a mix of French/English. I also recall watching “ Dans to les canton” on TV as a kid the Sunday night Canadian version of Lawrence Welk.
Anyway lotsa fun, thanks for doin’ it and we will catch you again.
Dale and Robyn Moreau
Peter W Elvin
September 5, 2009
Like the new site! My work schedule changes frequently, and is never the same. The calendar allows me to plan ahead! I LIKE it!
Voulez vous bon temps roulette!
September 4, 2009
Love your stuff! Still waiting for you to appear in the greater Bangor area!!!
September 2, 2009
Love the website. Looking forward to hearing the new CD.
July 12, 2009
keep on keeping on keep up the good work and thanks for the show good thing you missed the bar i didnt go in as i wasnt in the mood for loud rr so you cant talk
BON CHANCE i wrote we will see
Bob and Deb Buciak
July 7, 2009
Enjoyed your performance here in Castleton tonight even more than last year. I'm going to start working on my brother-in-law Dick to make sure he has you back again next year!!!
June 28, 2009
Great! Keep up the tradition. I have both French-Canadian and Hugenot ancestors. I love the music and traditions.
May 7, 2009
Votre site internet est tres bien fait, ça donne envie de vous écouter et on le fait Bravo à vous tous.
Your Internet site is well done and it gives l'envie to listen your song's.
En avant la culture en Français!!!
March 20, 2009
I was at the St Lawerence church show, I was actually filming for Strause & Co. I thought you were awesome and I can relate to having the French whipped out of you. Growing up we couldn't speak Acadian french in school.. I grew up in lewiston and I'm very pround of my heritage.. Your songs brought me back to my childhood and listening to my Meme and family in the living room playing cribbage and singing songs while us kids who were supposed to be in bed, hid on the stairs watching them> I loved every minute of it. Thank you. I need a copy of the Cd for my Pere he will love it!
January 27, 2009
Hey, I like your music. it is fine. I am from INDIA. You guys are rocking. Awesome. Keep it up.
October 11, 2008
We also enjoyed the show in Rangeley. I just finished reading John Mack Faragher's " A Great and Noble Scheme" a few days before, so the show was timely in that sense.
While not properly "Acadian" in origin, I also was happy to hear "Minor Swing", and St. Anne's Reel and.....Soldier's Joy (?) as part of Steve's fiddle tunes. Our previous exposure to Acadian music has come from travels in NS and PEI so it's good to know that there's music being made a little closer to home as well.....
Would look forward to seeing you all again next time you're over Vermont way.
October 9, 2008
great Rangeley concert. Thanks for taking the time to drive on up to see us. especially liked the song based on Kerouac as well as the excellent take on django's Minor Swing. That takes guts!
August 15, 2008
You guys are SO AWESOME !!!
August 10, 2008
Bonjour, that all the french I know. But my wife and I enjoyed your show last night in Waterville. We were dancing in our seats all night. Thank you for a wonderful night of entertainment
Louis & Edie King
August 10, 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed your show,Sat. 8-09-08 at the Waterville Opera House. Even though we don't speak french,I (Louie) am from French heritage. Last name King,coverted from Roi,many years ago. Will try to see your show again in the future. Bon Jour
August 10, 2008
Hi - I'm Rick's fiance', great concert last night, we're enjoying your music this morning from your CD. Look forward to seeing you all again sometime. Au revoir (for now).
July 21, 2008
bonjour je suis passer par un heureux azzare sur votre site je vais de ce pas vous visiter,las moi en tout premier le chemain qui m'as mener a
vous ces par votre guestbook bonne semaine
July 16, 2008
Bravo, les "tordus borealais"!
Merci d'avoir partage votre "joie de vivre" and amazing musicianship avec nous a Castleton, Vermont hier soir! There may have been only two of us who understood the lyrics, but it was obvious that everyone understood the "universal language" of great music!
Steve, ca m'a fait un grand plaisir de "jaser" en francais un peu.... I really miss the French culture here, so you guys were a great reminder of the richness (and fun!) of having French-Canadian roots.
Keep up the great work and keep touring! Add me to your mailing list.
June 2, 2008
Found your cd at my fav goodwill en route to a Living History event in NH. My daughter and I portray Acadienne women, 1750ish. We are still newbies, but are looking at original documents and such in order to do a good job at it. This story must continue to be told!
My Grandfather, Ronald Martin, was a fiddle player in Island Falls. Although he mostly played swing, he told me once that we were "Arcadian". I am in the process of trying to find out what exactly that means, since it has been very watered down in my family. While listening to you music, I found his fiddle tone! My son now has that violin and is playing it. Look forward to seeing you in Madawaska!
Tamara in Scarborough
April 14, 2008
Looking forward to hearing you this summer.
April 13, 2008
Very nice ! We will recommend your site .
March 30, 2008
Hoping to hear your performance. We live in Rochester NH and have roots in Waterville. What is the best way to get tickets in Waterville for the Aug 26th.
March 20, 2008
Hey Mr. Muise;
I was looking at Phil McIntyre's website and I saw you're picture in an upcoming event. I didn't know you knew Phil, I been to sooooo many of the house concerts he's had there, I was one of the few that went to the first one. It's good to know that he's getting more people and recognition. I'll most likely see you at the concert. Good luck!!
January 15, 2008
I went to the FR for the Ayotte family in Madawaska back in 84. I found it very interesting. I look forward to attending again.
The Acadiens are a very proud people. I look forward to learning more.
November 24, 2007
I do hope to see the group up in Madawaska in 2008. You guys are fantastic!!
November 18, 2007
C'est tres jolie! Votre musique fait mon couer danse. Excuse moi, ma langue c'est Kreyol Aytian - epi li konsa! Mesi pou tout - kontinuye ak bel misik paw. Tanpri, tande misik Ayitan, men li sanble misik Afrik - Ayitian yo te jete plize bagay Franse.
Kenbe la, Yaya
Colleen & Andre
October 7, 2007
We're enjoying a sunny Canadian Thanksgiving morning here in Belgium with "La Bonne Vie" as our soundtrack. "Le Voyageur" is making us rather homesick, actually.
ALBERT SIMON AMIRAULT
September 20, 2007
I VERY MUCH LIKE YOUR MUSIC. I WISH I COULD BUY A CD DOWN HERE IN BALTIMORE, MD. MY MOTHERS MAIDEN NAME IS MUISE. THE WHOLE FAMILY IS FORM AMIRAULT'S HILL NS.
September 18, 2007
I'll be sure to tell the people I know about your upcoming dates in Maine. Living here just got better! Thanks for spreading the love and reviving us before winter sets in! C'est magnifique!
September 9, 2007
Hé les gars!
Merci for the message and for such a great time in Nova Scotia. Will definitely be checking out your tour dates. Maybe one will be in Toronto? ;) Good luck to you guys et continuez le bon travail.
William a n' oncle Lester
August 8, 2007
Stephen, missed you on your last performance in Pubnico Nouvelle Ecosse this past June. Hopefully I'll catch you on your next trip to Surette's Island.Nice Site, looking forward to your new site which is under construction .
August 7, 2007
You certainly livened things up around here during your stay and we enjoyed every moment of it!
You're a great bunch of guys and we would be thrilled to have you back. There will be a hot Rappie Pie waiting for you when you get here!
August 5, 2007
Merci les boys! C'était un grou tyme!
We all enjoyed the unexpected kitchen and back-deck parties with you. Now that you have established a solid fan base in the region we hope you're looking forward to next year's tour; we sure are!
August 5, 2007
Oh my, ... how can I possibly put into words that could ever express the joy of knowing the men of Boreal Tordu !! Let me begin by saying that I feel extremely honored to have you as a new extention to my family.
We had an absolute blast while you were here in Clare and I am already looking forward to next summer when our paths cross again.
I hope that you made it back to Maine safely... now GET SOME SLEEP !!
Love you all, Ang. xo
August 1, 2007
C'etait un grand plaisir de vous rencontrer. J'ai eu du plaisir de pouvoir chanter avec votre group durant votre s'est jour ici en Clare .J'espere qu'on se revoira a la prochaine. Bon sucess avec votre talent. Arlene Gaudet
July 30, 2007
Man you guys are awsome..really nice too..Love the music..cant understand it :p but its good..hope to see you guys soon..oh..im Jenna sister
July 30, 2007
We have the pictures on the computer and i was really happy to join you at CIFA. I had a great time and i really do hope that you all come back at Paul's, i will make sure that i join you once again. Love, jenna
P.s....God, you guys truely are Unbelievable
Chanan - from Jerusalem
July 30, 2007
I went canoeing down the Allagash 2 weeks ago - and had the honor to pass through your beautiful valley (all too briefly) on the way back south. Unfortunately, I was not the driver, for if I was, I would have stayed and stayed.
Unfortunately, I also missed the chance to hear Valley French.
Votre musique est manifique!
July 16, 2007
Allo boréal tordu!!
J'ai découvert votre groupe au festival acadien de madawaska, c'était super!!!
Je suis originaire d'edmundston au nouveau-brunswick mais j'habite ottawa maintenant je descend régulièrement dans la cité brayonne et je me demandais si un jour on pourrait vous voir au festival " La foire brayonne", Un des plus grands festivals francophone dans l'amérique du nord. Surtout l'an prochain le festival fêteras leurs 30 anniversaire. Cela pourrait vous donner beaucoup de visibilité (exposure) au canada!!!
vive les brayons!!!
vive les franco-américans!!!!
July 8, 2007
GREAT-GREAT performance in Madawaska. I really enjoyed dancing to the music. I still do to the CD. Hope to see you again next year.
July 1, 2007
Ah, mon frère, thanks for the massage. You're right, the site is a little out of date. Know any web developers that aren't busy thinking up funny things to say on our guestbook? See you soon, R
June 26, 2007
I got this email talking about a new lineup, new songs and a new raison d'etra so i come here to find out what the heck that means but no details. Who is in the new line-up? Did you finally kick that stinky Frenchman Rob Sylvain out of the band for eating crackers in bed? Where are the new songs! What the HECK DOES RAISON D'ETRA MEAN?!?!?
Your biggest fan in California
June 14, 2007
Bonjour Boreal Tordu,
Great site & you look & sound great..See ya in Madawaka from La Famillle Arseneault..Check out our Web Site guys..
LINDA LAGASSE' LAFLEUR
May 7, 2007
IWANNA HERE SOME FRENCH TUNES, SO I"M HERE GOING TO LISTEN TO YOU GUYS, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME, MY DADDY USE TO PLAY
April 6, 2007
Wonderful evening at Nordica last Friday. What energy!! The songs are great - I take them with me in my head.
April 2, 2007
Just checking out the site, very coooooool, highly functional and visually/graphically pleasing. Wasn't there a really cool bass player on your gig at le Zaricot? I didn't see him in the photos. ha, ha
Hope to see you Friday.
March 31, 2007
Silas and I just had l'experience Tordu a Nordica Auditorium. Merci bien.
March 22, 2007
A man came into my work and told me about this website. Its so nice to hear french music. I LOVE IT.
Paul & Rita Dufour
February 26, 2007
We loved having you...you're
a terrific guy and so is your music
February 10, 2007
I just discovered your music while I was browsing on CD Baby. It's a real treat that has me tapping my foot.
January 13, 2007
Fun music that I wish was more popular down here near Boston. Tell Steve I said Hi, I was in orchestra with him in High School.
December 31, 2006
I don't have a French bone in my body, but I love your music! I'm looking forward to hearing you live at Nordica Auditorium!
September 27, 2006
Hi steve, this is tyler from fiddle camp. Just wanted to say hi and your cd is great.
July 2, 2006
Thanks for the great show here in Madawaska. It was nice of you to stop by the Cafe. Hope to see you guys next year. Mike
June 5, 2006
You are now prominately listed on the Acadian Festival website: www.acadianfestival.com.
Robert Sylvain Jr.
April 25, 2006
Voilà, mon frère! Et donc, tu as besoin apprendre dire le langue de notre père. Allons.
April 21, 2006
You need a blog.
Louis et Dominique
April 15, 2006
WOW!! Boréal Tordu serait la recette d'enfer des Francofolies de Montreal...Les francophones du Maine ont vraiment de quoi être fier.Montréal vous attend à bras ouverts !!!
March 4, 2006
The album sounds brilliant!
Looking forward to seeing you guys in Lewiston tonight!
Hey Steve! Blatant self-promotion works!
March 3, 2006
un petit bonjour from Eastport, ME! I went directly to your website after hearing a bit on NPR. Did you know that the first French settlent in North America was St. Croix Island, in my neck of the woods? We're steeped in history here--we need you to come play up here and show us that French culture is alive in Maine!!!
February 21, 2006
I overheard the interview with Charley Gaylord during the weekday on WCLZ and fell in love with the music. Especially the title track. I purchased the CD the following day at Bullmoose music and shared the info with another co worker. Beautiful. I look forward to hearing more of your magical creations in the future.
February 20, 2006
bonjour je passait tout a fais par azzarre sur votre site et présentement je suis a vous visiter,donc comme je sais que bien des gens font des site et que leur récompence est quand on vous lessent un tit bonjour et bien me voilas et de plus vous etes le premier site usa que je voix qui a du francais je me demandais si des gens qui parle en francais avaits faites des site personel,en tout cas vous etes le premier que je voix a plus et bravo
January 23, 2006
Good Day Sylvain
Yes we did receive your CD. It's good music, we started playing 'la bonne vie'. Good luck on your CD release on March 4.
January 22, 2006
Happy Birthday Uncle Rob!
January 22, 2006
January 13, 2006
Congratulations on the terrific review in the Portland Phoenix. I am pre-disposed to love you guys but it's wonderful (but not surprising) that someone who ain't (reviewer Sam Pfeifle) is moved to write in such glowing terms about/by your music.
BTW in your email you sent out the wrong link to the dates page (its calendar.html not dates.html)
January 13, 2006
what's up guys!? my name is dan bonnevie and im 18. i lived in livermore maine half my life and then moved to massachusetts. i wouldn't be suprised if me and rob where somehow related! Anyways, i bought your cd. some of this stuff kick ass! i play drums and i just got into bass a lot. email me back if you want
January 10, 2006
You guys are simply amazing! Awesome music and great website! Congratulations for such a fine work.
Greetings from Rio.
January 9, 2006
We love the new album out in California! The first song is one of my favorite songs ever and the rest of the album is fantastic as well. We have played the CD at least once a day since we got it and we always play it when friends come over. It's a wonderful combination of traditional and unusual. Beautiful and fun! One friend said "it's such happy music" another said "one of the reasons I like it is the musicians are all obviously so skilled."
Please start working on the next one now and consider a tour of California. If you don't come to California please consider putting more live tracks and singles up on this site. You have fans who are hungry for more Boreal Tordu!!!
January 7, 2006
We just finished listening to your new CD and enjoyed it very much. Brought back memories of your last gig in Shelburne, NS.
January 7, 2006
We considered the tape so worthy that we (he) gave it to Si, who is President of the Calumet Club this year, so that you will be considered for their La Bastille celebration this summer on my birthday. !! (He is a member of the Calumet Club. His mother was a LaGassier.) Yours. Debbie
January 7, 2006
C'est toujours un plaisir de recevoir de vos nouvelles! Tous mes voeux pour 2006!
December 17, 2005
Please email next show in Woonsocket, R.I.
Mike and Merrie Howe
November 28, 2005
Great website, BT (except for the last item in the right-hand column that says "Liens" instead of "Links". Or is that French for 'we're broke, please buy all our CDs?')
Nice to see your smiling faces in the photos. It's a great reminder of the wonderful night you gave us when you played in our home here in Shelburne last August. We can't thank you enough for sharing so much of your valuable time with us (when you could have been sleeping!)
Merry Christmas to you all, and to your families.
Mike and Merrie Howe
August 31, 2005
Great website! Look forward to hearing the band sometime soon.
Troy R. Bennett
August 16, 2005
Saw you at the Lobster Fest up in Rockland. We were playing, too. (Half Moon Jug Band) You sounded good up there on that big stage!
Great new site as well.