Mark Sullivan writes:

Live film of the charming country-folk writer-singer Laurence Hélie is rare, so her appearance on the CBC’s Acadian channel in New Brunswick is a welcome chance to appreciate her skill. She guested 9 November on the weekly show ‘Méchante Soirée’ which is filmed in a gastropub in the capital, Moncton.

Laurence has a particular skill in taking a middle-of-the-road song and reviving it by giving it her country tang, this time with ‘Allô maman bobo’ by the seventies songwriter Alain Souchon.

And here is her own hit ‘De tout et de rien’

Another elegant TV appearance, this time in duo, is here

To recall her best-known cover, Patrick Norman’s ‘Quand on est en amour’, I have posted a new slide-show on Youtube here.

Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.

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  1. marksl

    An earlier filmed live performance by Laurence was in january 2014 at a fund-raising Téléradiothon at the St Lawrence river town of Rimouski on 18 January 2014. See
    She is playing with the backing band and singer for the charity event, not her own musicians, so she does not look wholly comfortable during the first number, ‘A present le passé’. But at 3m40s she introduces ‘Mon Coeur exagère’ and suddenly she looks and sounds perfect.