Normand Miron

Talk about the real stuff! Normand Miron grew up steeped in the traditions of his home village of Ste-Melanie, where traditional music and song were integral elements of daily life. Inspired by his grandfather and uncles, who were excellent musicians and singers, he took up the harmonica and the accordion at an early age. In the mid 1970s, he was in the inner circle of a group of musicians who started La Bottine Souriante and rapidly gained a reputation as one of the most respected and influential musicians of his generation. Many of La Bottine’s best-known songs come from his vast family repertory.

Normand brings to the stage a musical grounding and a presence so full of life and joy that it is impossible not to get swept along. For the past twenty years, his dynamic singing and incredible musical swing on accordion and harmonica have enlivened some of Quebec’s top traditional bands, including Guignolée in 1990, Les frères Labri in 1993, Les Charbonniers de l’enfer in 1996, and Les Mononcles in 2007. He has traveled widely with these groups in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and is an accomplished performer, teacher, raconteur, and bon vivant.

  • Le Bruit court dans la Ville, Les vents qui ventent,  2014
  • Les Mononcles, L’album Blanche, 2008
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, Nouvelles fréquentations, La Tribu, 2010
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer with La Nef, La Traversée miraculeuse, Atma, 2008
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer with Gilles Vigneault, La sacrée rencontre, Gsi Musique, 2007
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, À la grâce de Dieu, La Tribu, 2007
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, En personne, La Tribu, 2005
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, , La Tribu, 2002
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, Chansons a capella, La Tribu, 1996
  • Trio Marchand, Ornstein, Miron, Le Bruit Court dans la Ville, 1996
  • Gilles Vigneault, Si on voulait danser sur ma musique, GSI Musique, 2007
  • Gilles Vigneault, Au bout du cœur, GSI Musique, 2003
  • Les Frères Labri, Quand l’vent vire de côté, 1993
  • Paule-Andrée Cassidy, Métis, 2006
  • Loco Locass, Amour oral, Audiogram, 2004
  • Le Rêve du Diable, Sans tambour ni trompette, 2002
  • Gwazigan, Y avait du monde, 2000
  • Alain Chatry, Sur la root, 2000
  • Linda Breitag, Feet to the Fire, 1999
  • Angèle Arsenault, Bonjour Madame Bolduc, Production Dua, 1993