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Photo by Lois Siegel
Marie Déziel  

Marie Déziel comes from a musical family. She grew up listening to Shostakovich and Mozart while playing with her Lego. By age 10 she could play the piano by ear and had received her first accordion. She now plays the violin, the viola, accordion and the piano with several groups. She previously played the violin and the viola with Parkdale and Kanata Symphony Orchestras in Ottawa. Her passion for musical instruments recently led her to take up the study of the hurdy gurdy, which is used in the folk tradition of France and also in medieval and renaissance music.  Marie Déziel is a Spanish, French and music CEGEP (College) teacher.

Photo by Tom Cole
Chantale Gaudet-Rice

Chantale Gaudet-Rice is a former violinist with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. She teaches violin, viola and fiddle and is versatile with a wide range of musical styles. She recently joined Sens Unique. She began violin when she was 6-years-old, following the Royal Conservatory of Music method. At 11, she joined the Ottawa Youth Orchestra.

Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel, Bodhran

Lois Siegel is a filmmaker, casting director, photographer, writer, and musician. When she isn’t playing the bodhran, she runs Siegel Entertainment, representing her bands and other entertainers.  Her documentary films cover a wide range of subjects:  “Baseball Girls” (women who play softball and baseball), “Lip Gloss” (female impersonators), “Strangers in Town” (albinism), and “Stunt People” (The Fournier Family performing stunts for films). Lois also plays the fiddle, spoons, bodhran, The Ugly Stick, dancing marionettes, percussion, and the washboard.

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