The Pichés St.Patrick's Day Concert
The three Piché children regularly walk away with the prizes at music competitions, both parents are music teachers, and their dad has made three solo LPs of his own, so it was natural for the Pichés to want to follow in the footsteps of Canadian groups like the Rankins, the Barra MacNeils and Leahy and form their own family band. And thus was born The Piché Family, who released their first CD of mainly celtic tunes and songs last October.
The London, Ontario band has Rick, his wife Marg, and children Nathan, 15, Matthew, 14, and Aimée, 12. For their Saint Patrick's Day concert at the Moosewood they'll be joined by cousin Robert on flute.
The Pichés sing arrangements of traditional folk songs as well as songs composed by Rick. He's especially fond of his song Nellie's Love, which relates a bit of family history about how his grandparents came over from Ireland.
Instrumental pieces are celtic jigs and reels played on fiddle, tin whistle, and accordion. The country fiddle standard Orange Blossom Special is admittedly not celtic, but is always slipped in to showcase Matthew's exuberant fiddling.
For info, contact the Moosewood Cafe at 273.9610 or check out the Piché Family.