French-Canadian/Irish Fiddle Music Medley
Waltz Quadrille, Blackberry Blossom,
Dusky Meadow & Uncle Henry's Reel
Performed by Pierre Jacques Pleau
of each tune was played to make this
medley. Come to a performance to hear more music!
- Excerpt from CHISAGO-ISANTI COUNTY STAR –
Jacques Pleau was 5 years old he was walking through a mall with his parents and saw a small violin in a music shop window.
They went in to look at it, but it turned out to be a soprano ukulele. He still thought it looked a lot like a violin
and, much to his delight, his parents bought it for him.
When they arrived home, Pleau
hurried out to the backyard, found a flexible stick and tied a string on it. Then putting the ukulele on his shoulder,
he tried playing it with his makeshift bow. Even though it didn’t make very good sound, he didn’t give up on
his dream of learning to play a real violin. Three years later he started taking lessons. Thus began his passion for music
and the performing arts.
...Pleau went on to write and produce several youth musicals
based on historical fiction of the Midwest pioneer experience and his own personal experience of growing up on an 1880’s
From 2008-2011, Pleau wrote six youth musicals including the music and lyrics. The
musicals were performed at North Branch Area High School and included 69 songs and 18 instrumental pieces, several of which
he now sings or plays in his music and storytelling performances...
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