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Mélisande (électrotrad)

Mélisande [électrotrad] is a Canadian folk music group, who perform a contemporary spin on traditional Québécois folk music.[1][2] The group's core members are Alexandre « Moulin » de Grosbois-Garand and Mélisande Gélinas-Fauteux, a married couple from Beloeil, Quebec,[3][4] who perform with a rotating collective of supporting musicians and dancers.


Mélisande Gélinas-Fauteux and Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand began playing together in 2007, performing Mélisande's original songs. The two married in 2012 and started working together on mixing traditional songs with electro-pop music. Mélisande's background as pop-rock singer combined with « Moulin » experience has a multi-instrumentalist with Genticorum and other traditional band gave an interesting result.[3]

The band released its first electrotrad album Les métamorphoses in 2014 on La Prûche Libre,[1] for which Mélisande won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer of the Year at the 10th Canadian Folk Music Awards.[5] Other players on the album were Robin Boulianne and Mark Busic (producer of the album).[6]

Their second album, Les millésimes, was released in 2017 on Borealis Records,[7] garnering the band two more Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, for Traditional Singer of the Year and Pushing the Boundaries, at the 13th Canadian Folk Music Awards.[8]


  • Les métamorphoses (2014)
  • Les millésimes (2017)


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