Emmanuelle Leblanc (Bodhran, Whistle)

Emmanuelle Leblanc (Bodhran, Whistle)
 

Composer and dancer Emmanuelle LeBlanc is one of the most accomplished female multi-instrumentalists in folk music today. As a percussionist, she is a widely recognised master of podorythmie and was touring internationally as a professional percussive dancer by the age of fifteen. Raised in the musically-rich Evangeline region of Prince Edward Island, Emmanuelle grew up on the traditional instrumentals of her people. She has pioneered her melodic instrument of choice – the tin whistle – in both Acadian music and has become its chief exponent throughout Canada. As a seasoned touring musician, Emmanuelle has performed at thousands of concerts worldwide and recorded on over a dozen records.