Squeezebox Chicks

Bytown Museum
Colonel By Day
(AKA Sens Unique)
2014


Photo by Tom Cole
Marie Deziel and Lois Siegel

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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 former Spanish, French, and music CEGEP (College) teacher.
 


Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel

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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Squeezebox Chicks perform all types of music:
 t
raditional French-Canadian tunes,
Celtic jigs and reels, Old-Time melodies,
 and music from around the world.

Instruments:
Unique and visually entertaining percussive instruments,
 accordions, washboard, fiddle, and dancing marionettes
Lively music to delight any audience.

Kitchen Parties, Holidays, Anniversaries, Birthdays
Retirement Homes, Weddings, Festivals

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Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel, Spoons


Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel

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ŠPhoto by Kasia Korta
Lois Siegel
 Dancing Marionettes

J'ai été au bal
(Fiddle Sticks/Straw Beaters)



Audience Response

You were perfect.
Noreen Young
Artistic Director & Founder
Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival

It was a lovely afternoon, enjoyed by all! Many thanks!
Kathryn Witney
Activity Director
Chartwell Stonehaven Retirement Residence
Kanata, Ontario

            I heard the party was a great success –
despite having to be moved indoors… 
Many thanks to you and the girls for sharing your
Canada Day with us – it was greatly appreciated,
and from what I hear – very much enjoyed! 
Thanks again Lois
Canada Day
Cindy McNabb
Resident Program Manager
Extendicare Starwood
Ottawa

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