Deux violonistes âgés de 9 et 11 ans, Lucie et Wilson Lazarus, du secteur Chapeau de l’Isle-aux-Allumettes et fréquentant l’école Dr Wilbert Keon, ont produit leur premier album. De passage dans les studios de CHIP 101,9, Lucie et Wilson, qui forment le groupe The Fiddlaires, ont discuté de leur cheminement et de l’apport de leur mentor, le musicien bien connu de la région Louis Schryer.
“Wilson : When I was like five or six, I started playing violin and then about a year after that, I started taking fiddle lessons with Louis Schryer and step dance lessons with Rhodina Turner.
Lucie : I am 9 and I started when I was four years old and same as Wilson, I started a year after playing fiddle and step dancing. I’m from Chapeau Quebec and I go to school in Chapeau at DWKS, Dr. Wilbert Keon School. I like to play music because I like the fact that you get to play for everybody.”
Leur mère Christine a expliqué comment est venue l’idée de réaliser un album.
“I think it sort of started, it kind of just organically has come from the kids YouTube page, you know, that they have, The Fiddlaires. And the feedback we received from that is just been all positive. And I think just through them learning all these tunes and, you know, kind of getting out there through COVID, again, it was just one of those projects to kind of like, for them to work hard towards. They practised and the chance to work with Bryan Hebert as the producer.”
L’album sera en vente à la radio située sur la rue Principale à Fort-Coulonge. Il sera aussi possible de le commander via leur site internet.