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Boréal Tordu: News

Tordu on 207 with Rob Caldwell and Kathleen Shannon - August 6, 2011

MPBN with Suzanne Nance - June 29, 2011

Boréal Tordu is featured on Maine Public Broadcasting's Morning Classical Music with Suzanne Nance

You can watch a stealth-cam video of the radio show here

Conference on Maine Tourism - February 17, 2011

Boréal Tordu kicked off this year's symposium with a bang. Thanks to Abbe Levin of the Maine Office of Tourism, Nick Bloom of Bloom Arts and Events, and everyone involved for the warm welcome.

MBRS Orchestra on TV! - April 13, 2010

Rob Caldwell of WCSH-6 in Portland reports on the remarkable Mount Blue Regional Orchestra program conducted by our own Steve Muise. Click here to see watch the story online.

Acadia Sessions - March 16, 2010

Boréal Tordu is featured in a new documentary television series coming to Maine PBS this spring. Here's the trailer for the show:

The Acadia Sessions 6min trailer from Marc Bartholomew on Vimeo.

Joyeux Noel tout le monde! - December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our friends and fans. Just in time
for last minute Christmas shopping, Boreal Tordu's latest release in now
available on iTunes. Here's a link:
All you need to do to wrap this present is follow the link above, then click on
the arrow next to "Buy Album" and a menu of choices comes up, including "Gift
this Album" Voila! Spread the love, only $9.99.

If you'd rather place it under the tree, the CD is also now in stores at all
Bull Moose Music locations all over Maine and New Hampshire. See for locations and directions.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Please sign our guestbook
and let us know what you think of the CD, or better yet, write a review on
iTunes if you're so inclined.

Greetings from Area Code 207 - September 3, 2009

Pip and Rob visited Charlie Gaylord at WBLM this week to talk up and spin the new record. The show will be rebraodcast this Sunday, Sept 6 at 8pm on 102.9fm in Portland, ME or online at

CD Review - August 16, 2009

Ernie Gurney delivers our first and greatest review for the upcoming release of Les Chevaliers at  Please take the time to read the whole article if you're interested in Acadian music.  It's a lucid survey of what Boreal Tordu is all about.  

WCSH-6 television - August 7, 2009

Steve, Rob and Pip visited Rob Caldwell once again at Channel 6 this week. Thanks to everyone at WCSH-6

Compilation CD - November 17, 2008

Le Centre de la francophonie des Ameriques has selected Boréal Tordu's recording of Steve Muise's song "le Par-en-Bas" to appear on a CD compilation put together by none other than Zachary Richard. The CD will be available this Spring, and we'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, check out their website

Gimeo me Vimeo - July 9, 2007

Here are two video blogs from CTD3 with some nice comments fom viewers. Merci, WMPG! le petit bal à huille and L'étoile d'or

Who's blogging who? - July 8, 2007

Here is a lovely review of our concert on a blog by "fiddler," who writes, "Lively tunes and instrumentals, and a highly engaging and entertaining presentation" Merci beaucoup! Here's a link to the blogspot

Music Teacher of the Year - June 6, 2007

Congratulations to our very own Steve Muise for the well-deserved honor of being named Maine's Music Teacher of the Year in 2007.

Steve teaches strings for SAD9 in Franklin County, Maine, where every third grader gets an opportunity to learn to play the violin. Lucky for them, they're learning from the best.

Best Music Poll encore - April 10, 2007

Nominated again in 2007! Here's the link to vote:

Sam's Top 30 - December 31, 2006

La Bonne Vie made Sam Pfeifle's Top 30 with what we think is our most endearing compliment to date: 'if you can listen to this without a smile on your face, you're a dick' Love you too Sam!

Best Music Poll - April 2, 2006

We've been nominated again this year for the Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll. To vote for us just go to and click on "Portland," then scroll down to "World Music Act." Thanks for your support!

New Record - c'est fin! - November 27, 2005

We are proud to announce that our latest release is ready. Please click on "PRODUCTS" in the menu to the right and order a copy for the holidays. Why not order a few- they make great gifts!

Maine helps HEAL - October 10, 2005

The benefit concerts for the Gulf Coast were wildly successful thanks to the efforts of a ton of people who came together to make it work. Proceeds went to the Red Cross and Project HEAL,(Helping Employ Artists Locally) which assists musicians and artists who were impacted by the Hurricanes. We raised over $4000 all together. Merci beaucoup!

benefit concerts pour Louisiane all set! - September 4, 2005

We're planning two benefit concerts to help aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Events in Farmington and Portland are all set... please check "dates" for more information. We sincerely hope to see you in Portland on Oct. 7, or in Farmington on Oct. 9.

100 Concerts 100 Days - August 28, 2005

Boréal Tordu was filmed in Rockland during the Lobster Festival by a company out of California, as part of a tour of the nation's concert venues from there to here. Click on PRESSE to find out what they had to say.

Opening for BeauSoleil - August 6, 2005

We're proud to be representing the Franco-Maineiacs when our Cajun brethren grace our shores on this summer in Rockland. Click on "DATES" in the menu to the right for more information. See you all there.

Portland Press Herald - May 22, 2005

Writer Bob Keyes tracked us down last month and wrote a nice vignette in the Sunday Telegram. Click on "PRESSE" in the menu to the right for a link to the paper and read the whole article.

Recording - May 16, 2005

We've begun recording our first studio album. Beaucoup de fun! Click on "MUSIQUE" in the menu to the right for a sneak preview.

Please vote for us! - March 21, 2005

We're honored to be nominated by the Portland Phoenix for Maine's Best World Music Ensemble in the 2005 Best Music Poll. You can pick up the Phoenix and vote for us and many of our friends and favorite music groups, or vote online by clicking this link: Voting is ongoing until April 12, 2005. Please vote only once, but pass the word on to everyone you know who loves la musique originale en français du Maine.

We're on TV! - March 18, 2005

Boréal Tordu's first televised appearance in tonight at 7pm on WCSH-6 Portland. We'll be performing on the show 207 hosted by Rob Caldwell and Kathleen Shannon. Tune in if you can, and let us know what you think.
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