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Sirène et Matelot
Patricia Richard (Singer, musician, songwriter)
Lennie Gallant (Singer, musician, songwriter)

Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard, two PEI artists who form the new French duo Sirène and Matelot, released their debut album in August 2019 by Moncton’s label Le Grenier musique.

Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard share a passion for music. They have each been successful in their respective artistic careers, but have recently discovered that together they have a sound that is unique and fresh and yet carries the kind of weight and wisdom that only comes with time and experience. With Sirène & Matelot, they want to explore songwriting that reflects not only their roots and influences but also their concerns about the current state of the world. Their new project is proving to be an exciting creative adventure musically and thematically.

Patricia Richard is originally from Mont-Carmel, Prince Edward Island. She has performed in many musical acts such as the band Panou, Acadilac, and the award-winning musical “Ode à l’Acadie” that has been presented more than 1,000 times in Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Africa, and released two albums. She has performed on many stages, festivals and television shows, accompanying her sister Marcella Richard and her famous aunt Angèle Arsenault. More recently, we can see her in Lennie Gallant’s multimedia hit musical “Searching for Abegweit”.

Lennie Gallant was born in the village of Rustico, Prince Edward Island and is recognized as one of Canada’s leading songwriters and performers. He has won many awards, was named to the Order of Canada and most recently, his song "Peter’s Dream" was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lennie has shared the stage with artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Lucinda Williams, Daniel Lanois, Chris Isaak, and several symphony orchestras. He has released 12 solo albums, including two in French, has performed internationally, and even had one of his albums taken up to the International Space Station for the crew to enjoy.