La Bottine Souriante

La Bottine Souriante

folk, quebec, quebecois, Canadian, francophone

La Bottine Souriante is a folk band from Quebec specialising in traditional Quebecois music, often with a modern twist. Formed in 1976, they have toured extensively through North America and Europe. As well as the traditional accordion, fiddle, guitar, piano and double bass, the band added a four-piece horn section in 1990 which gives an element of jazz to the music. In 1998, they contributed a song to the Canadian Celtic music compilation by The Chieftains, Fire in the Kitchen.