21 June 2017
Summer's here

Summer is officially here and Les Tireux d'Roches are already on their way for the season!


As part of the Canada's 150th celebration, the band will be touring in the Great White North, making stops in several Northwest Territories. In July and August, the gentlemen will fly once again on European soils to perform in France, Switzerland and Belgium.


Please check the "shows" section to see if they will be dropping by your area.


Nous vous invitons à consulter la section spectacles afin de voir s'ils seront de passage près de chez vous!

15 May 2017
Les Tireux d'Roches at Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

Montreal's Folk on the Canal is celebrating this year its 10th edition and we are proud to be part of its programming!


We will be performing close to the Canal Lachine, in Montreal, on the Centennial Esplanade to be more specific on Sunday June 18th at 7 PM. It's free and open to everyone.


Please visit for more details!

03 May 2017
Denis and Dominic on the radio

Denis and Dominic were on the French CBC earlier today to chat with Barbara Leroux, host of the Ici Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec radio show Facteur matinal. They discussed their upcoming projets : summer tours in Northern Canada, in Europe, a brand new album due this fall and a 20th anniversary that's just waiting to be celebrated.


Here's the audio link for the interview:

14 December 2016
Les Tireux d'Roches at the Trou du diable on December 30!

Les Tireux d’Roches will be back at the Shop du Trou du Diable in Shawinigan to celebrate the end of 2016!


The show will be taking place on Friday, December 30th. The event will start at 8 PM.


Grab your tickets online now!


Please note that the band will also be performing at the Microbrasserie Baril Roulant in Val-David on December 29th. For your tickets :

16 September 2016

This Autumn, TDR are in showcase mode. On September 28th they will perform at Regina’s Contact Ouest. On October 20th they will be in Spain at Santiago de Compostelle’s WOMEX and then directly to the FMO in Ottawa, on October 22nd. All this with a few shows in Quebec thrown in for good mesure. Check the ’shows’ page for Schedules.

08 June 2016
Summer 2016 tour.

We're ready to hit the road! We'll be playing in castles, we'll be playing on boats and iwe'll be participating in a bunch of festivals in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Belgium, France and Italy.


Hope to see you around!


Go to the "Shows" section for dates.

03 February 2016
Les Tireux d'Roches in Europe in the summer 2016 and in March 2017

European presenters, take note that Les Tireux d'Roches will be in Europe during the summer 2016 and in March 2017. If you want to book them, please consult the section "Contacts".

04 December 2015
A visit to the motherland this holliday season.

With the holidays fast approaching, Les Tireux d’Roches (a.k.a. TDR) wish to offer the bestest gift in the whole wide world: an energetic live performance sure to warm your christmas hearts in this coldest of seasons. From December 12th to the 31st the band will be touring throughout Quebec. Put on your boogie shoes and pay us a visit! See the “Shows” page for a show in your area.

15 October 2015

14 - 25 october 2015

10 October 2015

This will be our third visit to this most excellent festival, situated on the Baie des Chaleurs. Saturday night, TDR will be sharing the stage with Le Vent Du Nord. Then on Sunday afternoon, an outdoor show is scheduled on festival grounds. See you there!

26 June 2015
A new trans-Canada booking agent for TDR

Les Tireux d'Roches are exited to announce that they have partenered with JMI, Jensen Music International (Canada's folk and blues agency) for booking throughout Canada!

23 June 2015

Les Tireux will be joining the lovely folks of Abitibi-Témicasmingue to celebrate the Fête nationale du Québec. It's all happening in Lasarre on June 23rd! See you there!

18 June 2015
Les Tireux d'Roches aux Francofolies de Montréal

For the fourth time in the history of the band, Les Tireux d'Roches are part of the Francofolies de Montréal. You are all invited to check them out on Thursday, June 18 at 10 PM on the Loto-Québec Stage!

27 December 2014
European tour from May 15th to June 16th

Les Tireux d'Roches are setting up in the Shop du Trou du Diable to record their show! Join them as they will end an unforgettable 2014 with a live recording.

Hope to see you there!

17 June 2014
Les Tireux d'Roches aux Francofolies de Montréal

Scène Loto Québec, le 17 juin à 22hre

09 April 2014
Back from Beijing

Mission accomplished! Les Tireux d'Roches were on fire during their performance at the Sounds Of The Xity showcase at Tango club. To be continued...

28 March 2014

Les Tireux d'Roches will be attending The Sounds Of The Xity (SOTX) event in Beijing, China. Performing on April 6th at TANGO club, 3F, 79 Heping Xijie (50m north of the Yonghegong Bridge)

Beijing, China . 2 pm.

17 March 2014
Europe Tour 2014 - 15 may - 15 june

European tour 2014


Les Tireux d'Roches will be on tour in Europe from May 15th to June 15th 2014. A Tour de France, a bit of time in Switzerland, a quick stop for fries in Belgium and a jaunt in Germany! Visit the 'Shows' page for a complete schedule.

16 January 2014
Back from New York!

Back from New-York


January 10th 2014. Les Tireux d'Roches performed a most explossive set while at the APAP showcase event in Manhattan, New York. A tour of the U.S.A. is now in the works. To be continued...

07 October 2013
Tireux d'Roches new CD by MUSICOR!

Les Tireux d'Roches are putting out a shiny new album to mark their 15th anniversary. Be it in Germany, Spain, France or Canada, these dignified Québécois cultural embassadors are revered wherever they perform.

Hailing from a region overflowing with creativity, this colourful crew has developed a unique and off the wall folk/trad style. Harmonica, saxophone, flute, accordeon, percussions, banjo, bouzouki, foot tapping and guitar make up the band's expressive arsenal. In the studio or live, they dish out effervescent sounds guaranteed to make you dance.

04 February 2013
It's les Tireux d'Roche's 15th anniversary!

2013 marks the Tireux d'Roches' 15th anniversary. It's been an exciting ride filled with creation, camaraderie and memorable tours.


The original 4 member formation included Anne Tessier and now famed story-teller Fred Pellerin as well as the band's founders Dominic Lemieux and Denis Massé. In 1999 Jeannot Bournival joined the team, after which a number of musicians came and went.


For our 15th we would like to salute all those who have journeyed within our ranks: percussionists Francis d’Octobre and Gabriel Lemieux-Maillé, cellists Mario Giroux and Philippe Muise d’Entremont, flute/saxophone players Claude Vendette and Jeannot Bournival, bassists Sébastien Salicetti and Igor Bartula and finally, original members/storytellers Fred Pellerin and Anne Tessier.


For the past three years the group's personnel has remained unchanged with Per, Dave, Luc, Dominique and Denis. And because they contribute so much to our success and professionalism, we must include our sound-man "Gélo" Gélinas and our manager Jean-François Guindon. Together we've travelled to Germany, Spain, Belgium, have criss-crossed all of France, and have visited 8 provinces and one territory in Canada.


15 years later and with hundreds of shows under our belt, the creative process is truly a family affair and les Tireux enjoy performing live more than ever. The stage has evolved into a playground involving band members and audiences alike.


Considered innovators in the local traditional music scene, we are also exemplary ambassadors of the present state of Québécois culture abroad. Our music is considered world-beat or folk in the context of the global village.


In addition to our journeys to Europe and Canada, there are several significant Quebec shows worth highlighting: le Grand Spectacle de la Fête Nationale at Montreal's Maisonneuve Park, 7 nights at Montreal's Place des Arts, Quebec city's Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (twice), le Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac, le Carnaval de Québec, les Francofolies de Montréal (thrice), Laval's Mondial Choral as well as two broadcasted shows on the French CBC radio network.


In 2013 the adventure continues with the release of our fifth album and a number of shows added to our perpetual touring.


There's a lot to celebrate in 2013 for les Tireux d'Roches, we look forward to seeing you!

05 August 2012
European tour in August

We're preparing for a month long tour spanning three countries: Belgium, France and southern Spain. You can bet it's going to be epic, so join us if you can! All details can be found on the "Shows" page.

14 July 2012
A passage to Ontario

This July 14th, Les Tireux d'Roches will be at the festival du Loup in Lafontaine, Ontario. We really dig Franco-Ontarians!

11 April 2012

Following a long and very successful tour in France and Germany, les Tireux D'Roches now shift their focus towards Eastern Canada.

In New Brunswick

April12th:Tracadie Sheila.

April 13th: Fredericton

April 14th: Kedgwick/St Quentin

April 19th: Memramcook

April 20th: Saint-Jean

In Nova-Scotia

April 21st:Darthmouth


Good times and good people on the menu!

06 March 2012
European tour

From March 9th to April 2nd 2012, Les Tireux D'Roches will be touring France and Germany. Consult the "shows" page for details.

11 January 2012
Les Tireux d'Roches at Contact Ontarois

8:30 PM. Harold Shenkman hall, Shenkman Arts Center, Ottawa.

11 December 2011
This holiday season with les Tireux d'Roches

For those wishing to spend time with Les Tireux d'Roches this holliday season, we will be in Chateauguay on sunday December 11th, in Coaticook Saturday December 17th and in La Tuque on December 29th. Details are available on the "Shows" page. Happy holidays!

14 October 2011

Les Tireux d'Roches are the 2011 recipients of the the "INTERPRÉTATION EN ARTS DE LA SCÈNE" award.


This award recognizes excellence within the Mauricie region's arts and culture field.

08 September 2011
A jaunt in France.

Following their summer tour, the six members of les Tireux d'Roches are taking a leave of absence from each other. But fear not! They will soon regroup to conquer the old continent yet again. From October 19th-23rd they will reunite and join forces with Les Dièses from France to perform a mini version of the 400 coups tour of 2008. Those of you who will be in the Poitou Charente region will no doubt want to witness this excellent musical adventure. Details can be found by visiting the SHOWS section. See you there!

P.S. We've got new tunes!!!

30 June 2011
Summer touring with Les Tireux d'Roches

This summer, les Tireux d'Roches will be reeling and spreading their characteristic good times throughout Canada.


The summer tour officially started on June 24th by celebrating Saint-Jean Baptiste in 72 hours of continuous daylight with the french speaking residents of Iqaluit, Nunavut's capital. This extraordinary trip to the top of the world will forever be etched in the minds of spectators and band members alike.


Then on July 5th they will be sharing the stage with Europes' "Tram des Balkans" at the Divan Orange in Montreal.


On July 9th and 10th they will be performing at Sudbury Ontario's Northern Lights Festival. On July 16th at the historic Fort Témiscamingue. On July 24th and 25th its back to Ontario at Guelph’s Hillside Festival. Then on July 29th, they are back in la belle province for a concert in Joly.


On August 3rd, after a two year absence, they will perform in Quebec City for a much anticipated return to Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle France.


On August 5th and 6th they will perform at the Newfoundland and Labrador folk festival in St-John's. They have never played in this province and they are looking forward to making new friends on The Rock.


Next up, they travel along Québec's north-shore, Gaspésie and into New Brunswick: Sept-îles August 9th, Port Cartier the 10th, Gaspé the 11th, Petit Rocher on the 13th, Caraquet's Festival Acadien on the 14th and last but not least, Bonaventure on August 15th.


These are summer events not to be missed!

17 January 2011
2 shows for Les Nuits Polaires!

On the 23rd of January, come and join the fun!


First show : 1 p.m.

Second show : 3:30 p.m.


Les Nuits Polaires' Trois-Rivières, Qc


17 January 2011
4 awards at the Tradostars!

"Chroniques Trad" is a blog which has issued 4 "Tradostar" awards to les Tireux d'Roches in 2010 including:


-The "Première Moisson" award for the province of Québec's first traditional album of the year, "Cé qu'essé".

-The Vitalis award.

Of thé band organisers wrote:"Les Tireux d’roches ont une énergie de forains et jonglent avec les musiques d’ici et d’ailleurs, avec les mots, avec les musiques contemporaines et traditionnelles"

The name comes from St-Rémi, home of famed elderly and homeless busker "Vitalis"

-The best internet presence management award (follow us on

-The "Cracker Jack" album cover award A.K.A. the "You really blew it if you bought the album online" award for the exotic lenticular design.


Other winners can be seen online on the Chroniques Trad. blog

29 December 2010
About the evening of the 28th, on

Click here to read the article. (only in frech)

28 December 2010
And... In The DEVOIR!!!

Today, day of our first show at Studio Juste pur Rire, in Montréal, Yves Bernard wrote something about us in The DEVOIR!



Click here to read the article!

27 December 2010
In LA PRESSE newspaper!!!

Click here to read the article.

19 November 2010
December 28th and 29th @ Cabaret juste pour rire

Les Tireux d'Roches will play the Cabaret Juste pour rire december 28th and december 29th


De Temps Antan will be the guest band on the 28th and Réveillons will be there on the 29th.


Tickets on sale NOW :

10$ until december 1st

15$ until december 27th

20$ at the door


Box office toll free: 1.888.244.2155 and


Infos :

21 September 2010
An ADISQ nomination for "Cé qu'essé?"

Les Tireux d'Roches have been nominated in the best traditional album of the year category for their fourth album "Cé qu'essé?". The winner will be announced on November 1st.


In the meantime, listen to "Cé qu'essé?" with your fingers crossed.

26 May 2010
les Tireux d’Roches at the Grande Fête Nationale!

This year, les Tireux d’Roches will participate in the Grande Fête Nationale festivities at Maisonneuve park in Montreal.


People already on site and those arriving from the parade will be treated to their colourful brand of trad-folk music starting at 5:30 pm on June 24th.


Later in the evening they will be featured performing a song from their latest album, La St-Jean/ Pont Rouge


They will also be accompanying some of Quebec’s best known artists as they take the stage.


A not to be missed event, whether on site or on the CBC’s French network!


23 February 2010
Les Tireux d'Roches release their fourth album

Their third album "Roche, papier,ciseaux" was released under the Musivox Label and distributed by Outside Music. This album was nominated at ADISQ and Folk Alliance Awards. Now, With the release of their fourth album "Cé qu'essé?" recorded at "Aux berges du lac Castor" in the Mauricie region and at the renowned Studio Claude Champagne, they continue doing what they do best: The spreading joy and good times. Both "Roche, papier , ciseaux" and "Cé qu'essé" where produced by Jeannot Bournival, well known for his work on famed québecois conteur Fred Pellerin's last two albums. An honorable mention goes out to the funky lenticular album cover!



Les Tireux d'Roches have performed official showcases at the OCFF Conference in 2006 and Folk Alliance Canada in 2005. For 13 years, this Quebecois folklore group has been playing traditional music inspired by the traditional Quebecois repertoire, with a uniquely creative touch. Live or recorded, Les Tireux d’Roches know how to impress crowds and never go unnoticed. Les Tireux d'Roches regurarly tour Europe, have participated in Folk Alliance Showcases in San Diego and Montréal, have played at "Les Francofolies de Montréal" and many major venues in Montreal including Le Medley, Le Club Soda, la Place Des Arts

and le Corona. A live broadcast of one of their shows was aired twice on the French CBC radio network.


Other highlights include: the Calgary Folk Music Festival, the Mission Folk Festival, the Harrisson Festival of the Arts, le Printemps des Bretelles, les Francofolies de Montréal, the Toronto Winterfolk festival, La Grande Rencontre, le Carnaval de Québec, les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France, le Festival Mémoires et Racines, Été Couleur Vienne and le Mondial Choral.

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From July 11th to 21st, TDR will be on tour in Canada's westernmost province:British columbia. They will be attending the Vancouver Island Musicfest from July 11th to JUly 13th, Kamloops on july 17th and finally the Vacouver Folk Music Festival from July 18th to the 21st.