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Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous Brings Guillaume Jabbour and Bill Gossage to the “Borealis Trail” Series
“Well, that was fun!” — Dave Kaufman, The Natasha Hall Show on CJAD 800 AM (Montreal)
“A killer show!”-- Pat Deighan, Propriétaire Trailside Café (Mount Stewart, PEI)
“Bravo! Une belle chanson.” — Wayne Dugas, CIFA 104.1 FM (Clare, NS)
“What a great sound. Brilliant songs; so much positive energy!” — Chris White, Canadian Spaces on CKCU 93.1 FM (Ottawa, ON)
"Their concert was the silver lining on a gloomy and rainy day." — David Rooney, The Revelstoke Current (Revelstoke, BC)
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous house concert network presents Guillaume Jabbour and Bill Gossage on the Borealis Trail’ house concert series this October, touring Northeastern Saskatchewan and Northwestern Manitoba. The Borealis Trail runs October 15 through 26, kicking off in Buena Vista, SK. Full schedule is below, and online at
Borealis Trail Dates — Guillaume Jabbour and Bill Gossage
October 15, 2019 Buena Vista, SK
October 16, 2019 Fort Qu’Appelle, SK
October 17, 2019 Swan River, MB
October 18, 2019 The Pas, MB
October 19, 2019 Cranberry Portage, MB
October 20, 2019 Flin Flon, MB
October 22, 2019 Flin Flon, MB
October 23, 2019 Carrot River, SK
October 24, 2019 Greenwater Lake, SK
October 25, 2019 Melfort, SK
October 26, 2019 Prince Albert, SK
To attend any of these shows, please contact Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous HERE or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call: (204) 480-3380, Toll-free in Canada: 1 (866) 925-6889. The full Home Routes schedule can be accessed online at homeroutes.ca.
Borealis Trail - Northeastern SK / Northwestern MB
Oct 15-27, 2019:
Nov 9-22, 2019:
Jan 26-Feb 8, 2020:
Feb 25-Mar 8, 2020:
March 25-Apr 6, 2020:
Apr 23-May 6, 2020:
About Guillaume Jabbour and Bill Gossage
Guillaume Jabbour and Bill Gossage are members of chansonnier roots band, Jabbour, as well as Quebec Cajun band, Les Flâneurs. Performing as a duo, they bridge gaps and draw parallels between the musical genres that inspire their own songwriting. From Guillaume Jabbour’s roots in chansonnier music from Québec and France to Bill Gossage’s musical culture that draws upon deep roots in the Irish fiddle vernacular, this is a contemporary roots duo. Audiences can expect to hear original compositions from the bands they play in (the majority of which are in french but banter is in english when necessary), Cajun classics, chansons from Quebec and France's chansonnier era, and a few Irish fiddle tunes. Dramatic waltzes, toe-tapping two-steps, jigs and reels... a guaranteed good time!
A little more about us...
Born from a french Canadian mother and a Palestinian father and raised in Lachute, QC, Guillaume Jabbour fronts original music band Jabbour and provides guitar and vocal accompaniment in other musical projects, such as Montreal Cajun band, Les Flâneurs. He credits his bi-ethnic childhood home for the development of his musical tastes and songwriting abilities. He has toured throughout Canada, is an award-winning songwriter and was artist-in-residence at the Maison Félix Leclerc. He recently moved back home to the Laurentians where he spends his time writing, composing, researching, jamming with his two kids and enjoying family life with his incredibly talented and patient wife.
Bill Gossage learned to play fiddle from his grandmother who played Irish and Québécois fiddle in the style of Jean Carignan. His family is well known in the folk music community and he himself is a well-established and respected jazz bassist who has accompanied such Montreal greats as Susie Arioli and Jordan Officer. He has toured extensively across Canada, especially with the children's musical theatre company La Montagne Secrète. Bill spends his free time driving roads less travelled and making his own cross-country ski tracks in the winter.
The Borealis Trail is a project of Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, presenting Canadian and international artists to audiences throughout Canada. Home Routes’ programming emphasizes artistic excellence, and diverse and entertaining performances that leave audiences breathless and wanting more.
About House Concerts:
House concerts have a triple function: they support artists’ ability to make a living, they make music accessible on a grassroots level to all corners of Canada, and they connect people -- a social engine that builds community.
Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous would like to thank our funders and partners for their support. This project is made possible in part by the Manitoba Arts Council, FACTOR, SOCAN Foundation, and The Canada Council for the Arts.
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About Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous:
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous was incorporated as a not-for-profit arts organization in February of 2007 to create new performance opportunities for French and English speaking musicians and audiences in rural, remote and urban, communities across Canada, hosted by volunteers in their homes and other community venues. Follow Home Routes on twitter @homeroutes or “like” on facebook.
For the Full Home Routes Schedule online, go to: https://www.homeroutes.ca/attend/2018-2019-season-schedule-grid/
Guillaume Jabbour and Bill Gossage Links:
Borealis Trail Schedule: https://www.homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/jabbour/
Listen on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJv456VqSBLWXO8kSBDOKA