A great concert by the Canadian duo Fire & Smoke is available on the CBC concerts on demand site.
The duo is composed of Claire Morrison and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner. The speciality of this duo are the songs in two languages, English and French.
Daniel accompanies the songs with the guitar, but he uses the banjo or the mandolin too for some songs. Claire plays some great flute solos.
This is the official video of teh song “If Only” at vimeo:
“If Only” by FIRE & SMOKE
Concert Fire & Smoke at the CBC:
Claire Morrison and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner met in 2010, around a campfire at the infamous campground of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. They quickly realized there was musical chemistry between the two of them. After that first meeting, Daniel tried to track down Claire to find out if she would be interested in working with him. Once he found her, he was relieved to hear the answer was yes, since he’d already booked their first show at a music festival!
Since then, their bilingual performances have created a buzz in both the French and English communities. Just last year, Fire & Smoke won the People’s Choice Award at Chant’Ouest, Western Canada’s well known music competition featuring Francophone artists. Not bad, for a chance campfire singalong.
This concert at the very small and intimate venue known as the Folk Exchange was full of friends and family.
Songs by Fire & Smoke at the CBC: http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Fire-Smoke
Fire & Smoke at myspace: http://www.myspace.com/firesmokemusic
Fire & Smoke at bandcamp: http://fireandsmoke.bandcamp.com/
Fire and Smoke en exclusivité pour RELIEF – “Prends la maison”
Fire and Smoke, un duo franco-manitobain au style folk et romantique. En exclusivité pour Relief, ils interprètent “Prends la maison” en version acoustique.
Fire and Smoke – Interview
Interview with the two singers (French)