On the picture: From left to right; Julane Lund, Sylvain Lacroix and Normand Manseau at a performance in Montréal on October 21st 2006....

On the next pic, cordaphone, the band: same order Michel Dufour, Sylvain Lacroix and Souami Dufour. Photo: Leela

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Cordaphone the band : From the left: Camille Pilon, violin; Soami Reid Dufour, guitar; Sylvain Lacroix, dulcimer and Banjomer;

Michel Dufour, mandoline and violin and Claude Nadeau, flute;

Photo: Thanks to Anna Laumaillier.



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Listen to one of our works.

All the following recordings are music creations by Sylvain Lacroix and performed by Cordaphone.

Title 1 : Dragonfly

Title 2 : les 4 reels à normand

Title 3 : March of king laoish

Recorded in december 2008 at Mute City studio.

Special thanks for technical support and more to Sylvain April.

A culmination of musical research, by Sylvain Lacroix, Couleurs de Son is a showcase of the Appalachian* dulcimer from its origins to modern times. 

This modal instrument gives the sounds of simple harmonies found in the musical universe. Drawing from Celtic sources, Irish folklore, and French Medieval., interlaced with specially adapted compositions as well as contemporary creations..

  Couleurs de Son offers the listener a rich and colorful musical experience. It is a communion of harmonies.


Our CD is now available!

To order : send money order or check to: Sylvain Lacroix, 116 Rang Beauséjour, Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! Québec, Canada G0L-3S0. Price include shipping and handling. 22.50$ for Canada and 25$ USD for US and International. Please include the return address in clear print.


We are on NBC Today show !

If any of you are curious, NBC's Mike Leonard did a segment on our village Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!

Which was broadcasted on the morning of February 18 2010

you can see it just click on the following link :


Also Robert Urban Production from NYC called Cordaphone the discovery of the month (March 2010)

I will put the link very soon here so you can go and see ...


Unforgettable Meeting Summer 2008!

For one day, the Atlantic Ocean disappeared and allowed these two friends to gather and share their passion

for the mountain dulcimer on last July 9th. Cristian Huet from Brittany (France) and Sylvain Lacroix from Québec did a performance on stage,

in Notre-Dame-du-Lac in Témiscouata, in the heart of Quebec Appalachian Mountains.

(photo: Christian Pelletier)


the 2006 Northeast Dulcimer Symposium

Read the last news in the news section on the Northeast Dulcimer Symposium at Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondack up state NY !


Sylvain in his french celtic workshop photo: Noizmkr ;)

Inscription going on for this year 25th Northeast Dulcimer Symposium. To be a part of it, or read about it, just clic on the link below:

Northeast Dulcimer Symposium

The Cartonfolks Workshop Experiment; Is Back!

Photo from Saint-Laurent Portage Newspaper July 2nd edition.

Read all about it just clic on Cartonfolks

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