|Giant Omelette 2011 Entertainment Schedule|
What a line up. Grab your dancing shoes or your lawn chair and come on out. All music is located adjacent to Abbeville's Magdalen Square. See you there!
THE GIANT OMELETTE CELEBRATION IS A FREE FESTIVAL
|SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2011|
|Elsebeth Krogh and her Denmark students: 10:00am - 12:00 |
SweDanish Cajun Crew
|Elsebeth Krogh and her Denmark students|
A group of 10 Danish Cajun music players (one is from Sweden) is visiting Cajun Country in October/beginning of November. They are in LA to study and expand their knowledge of Cajun music and culture. They will study at Vermilionville in Lafayette with local musicians and they will perform a few times during their stay, at schools and at the Omelet Festival in Abbeville. In their homelands some of them work with Cajun music professionally, and some of them are playing the music in their free time out of deep interest in this unique culture. Most of the members are founded in traditional music from their homelands. In Abbeville, besides a repertoire of Cajun twosteps and waltzes, they will give a taste of their own native folk music. The group is directed by Elsebeth Krogh.
Elsebeth Krogh Cajun CV
Music education and bands:
Elsebeth has spent long periods of time in Louisiana, USA, since she completed her education as a music teacher in 1984, graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark.
During her visits in Louisiana she has studied and played with a number of well-known Cajun musicians. In Europe she played with professional Cajun bands in Germany, Norway, Sweden and Finland since 1987. In 1991 she formed her own band: Cajun du Nord, still in existence (2011) – with members from the Nordic countries.
Cajun teaching experience:
In 1990 she taught her first Cajun workshop/course at Falun Folk Music Festival in Sweden. Since then she has taught at many festivals in Finland, Norway and Denmark.
In 1994 she started organizing workshop trips to Louisiana for Danish/Scandinavian musicians. Later there were similar trips to France.
She taught Cajun music and dancing at Tingluti Evening School in Copenhagen Denmark from 1997 till 2007.
Together with Karen Vinding she wrote the book: CAJUN, en kultur-og musikhistorisk rejse gennem Cajunland i Louisiana, USA (CAJUN, a cultural and music historical journey through Cajun Country in Louisiana, USA.) It was published in Denmark in 1993.
From 1996 till 2006 she edited a Cajun newsletter sent out to members in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Over the years she wrote several articles for various papers and magazines in Denmark on Cajun music and culture.
CFMA - Collection of Cajun Music. Recorded with A. Jagneaux, Church Point LA USA 1986.
Melange. LP recorded with Nouvelle France, Holzappel Germany 1988.
Chère Alina. Own single, recorded with Bygg Band in Church Point Louisiana 1990.
25 traditional Cajun songs collected by Elsebeth Krogh, MC recorded with G. Otnæs 1991.
Pour tout mon Famille, CD recorded with Helen Boudreaux, Vidrine Records Louisiana 1992. Guest musician.
Bobby Scott, CD, guest musician with Bobby Scott, Vidrine Records Louisiana 1992.
Country Time. Compilation CD. Recorded with Cajun du Nord i 1993.
One O’clock Humph. CD, Guest musician with One O’clock Humph in Tampere Finland i 1993.
Va à Cheval. CD guest musician with One O’clock Humph in Tampere Finland 1994.
Cajun Rendez-Vous MC recorded in Louisiana with Randy Vidrine and Mark de Basile 1995
Cajun du Nord in Louisiana, award winning CD recorded in LA 2000, Swallow Records USA.
Cajun du Nord „On the Bayou“ CD recorded in Louisiana 2002, Fais DoDo Records USA
Arve Hålands Cajun Gumbo „Bon Appetit“ CD recorded in Bergen, Norge 2006, Bulaba Records.
Arve Hålands Cajun Gumbo: two CDs, original songs
|Bonsoir Catin 12:00 - 3:00|
Their repertoire ranges from songs learned from archival field recordings of non-commerically recorded home music to the music of the 1930s and 1940s like early Lawrence Walker and the Segura Brothers, all the way through the post World War II dancehall-era and into the present day. Bonsoir Catin also enjoys writing their own style of organic traditional Cajun music that comes from their experiences as veteran Cajun musicians. Yes, Bonsoir, Catin is an all-female Cajun band. Their music is an expression of what it is to be a Cajun woman--feminine, classy, smart, brave, take-charge, and no-nonsense. A Bonsoir, Catin live show is not just a performance. It is an unforgettable experiene!
|2 Time Grammy Winner: BeauSoleil: 3:00pm - 5:00 pm|
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
2010 GRAMMY Nominee (Best Zydeco Or Cajun
Music Album) - their 11th GRAMMY Nomination
over their 30-plus year career
2010 Winner Best Cajun Album - Best of The Beat
Named among Best of 2009 per Village Voice Pazz
& Jop Critics Poll, offbeat Magazine
|SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th, 2011|
|The Cast Band 10:00 - 1:00|
THE CAST BAND
The Cast is a power trio from Lafayette La. The song list from The Cast is a variety of songs dating back from the 60's to the current songs today. The band refuses to be label as a certain genre band. The reason is simple, The Cast can mold music request for any type of private party or venue that is required. The band has played many clubs, Private parties and weddings. All request by anyone who has hired The Cast always responds by stating” I like the way the band plays all different types of music” . That is the main mission for the band. TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY.
CAST MEMBER Doyle Capell is a vocalist, accordion player and keyboard player in the band. He is from New Iberia La. and currently resides in Youngsville. Doyle has had the opportunity to perform with The Acadiana Show Band, Gino Delafonse, Shimmur and many other bands around the Acadiana area. He also loves to entertain with a smile using humor.
CAST MEMBER Merry Boudreaux is a Vocalist with the band. She was born and raised in Kaplan La. and currently resides in Lafayette La. She has been singing most of her life. She credits her vocal singing style from various artist. Merry has performed with the Randy James Group and has on won numerous vocal contest throughout the state. Hearing her voice is a great experience.
CAST MEMBER: Shawn Faulk Is the musical director of the group. Shawn takes performing very serious and loves to entertain everyone with a smile. He has been performing for more than 34 years. Shawn has had the opportunity to play drums with great musicians throughout the United States and abroad. Shawn has studied privately to learn his craft.
If you are looking for affordable entertainment for all types of genre's, consider The Cast. It will be a decision you will not regret. To contact The Cast, call 337-247-5595
ENTERTAINING IS WHAT WE DO
|Fa Tras Band Cajun Band: 1:30pm - 4:00pm|
Each year the Fa Tras Cajun Band entertains the crowd while the 5000 Egg Omelette is being prepared. They are an institution with the Omelette Celebration and the local flavor they add to the afternoon is irreplaceable.
Saturday, November 5th
Walk for Charity
Tour of Homes (2011 Tour of Homes cancelled)
Juried Art Show
Antique Implement Show
Antique Tractor "Egg Cracking" Competition
Sunday, November 6th
Juried Art Show
Antique Car/Implement Show
Procession of Chefs
Petite Omelette Cooking
Giant "5000 Egg" Omelette CookingFuture Omelette Dates
Nov. 5th & 6th, 2011
Nov. 3rd & 4th, 2012
Nov. 2nd & 3rd, 2013
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