An Evening With The Cajun Specials and Friends
Tuesday 24 May, 2016 - 20.00
Greater Manchester band the Cajun Specials have been part of the Cajun scene in the UK since 1993. The band has continually aimed to provide authentic Cajun music to a wide range of audiences, playing waltzes and two-steps, with searing vocals in French that define the Cajun sound. They have produced 3 cd’s: Bayou Blues in 2000, Mardi Gras in 2006 and Shameless Cajuns in 2013.
Cajun music is a blend of many influences and styles and yet it maintains a distinctive and traditional sound, consisting of fiddle, accordion, guitar, bass, percussion and vocal. As the Cajuns say “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll.)
8pm Meet the Cajuns – a presentation about the Cajun people, their history, language, music and traditions
8.30pm An introduction to Cajun music – performance by the Cajun Specials
9pm Cajun jam session – Cajun Specials joined by enthusiasts and supporters of the music