Marc Audet’s Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley is a unique and emotional trip though time. What a treasure! The research, dedication, and honest love of the history, land and people of this area is apparent in Marc’s tellings. He transcribes history into what could be only called an original musical journey. He introduces you to names long forgotten and unknown, brings you to places once occupied and brought back to life, all with ease and knowledge that only a true historian could attain. I highly recommend this one-of-a-kind folk tale show - history buff or not!” - Bonnechere Union Public Library

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Folk Music Singer/Songwriter, performer, recording artist

Active Performer - 450 shows since launch of folk music act in 2014, with house concerts and festivals being the primary focus. Solo, duo and 4 pc band options (North Renfrew).

Recording Artist - debut studio album released February 2019 (The River), live solo album released January 2021 (Forgotten Memories), studio EP released in December 2023 (Open Water) and a studio album released in January 2024 (Those Days).

Songwriter - songs about life experiences and unique songs about Canadian history and heritage (historical songwriting).

Story Teller - developer of unique folklore folk show (story and song) about the history and heritage of the Ottawa Valley.

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Folk Music Group available for Folk Festivals

Roots folk music, with hints of Appalachian and Celtic, and with historical content.

Founded in 2022 with the goal being to perform on folk festival stages. North Renfrew performs songs written by founder Marc Audet, who specializes in songs about the history and heritage of the Ottawa Valley. With a complement of guitar, accordion, violin/fiddle, mandolin/banjo and Irish whistle, North Renfrew has an interesting, unique and beautiful sound.



Sample Video 1 (2022, solo act)

Sample Video 2 (2023, duo act)

Downloadable Information

Marc Audet Bio Here's my story, in a downloadable file. 159 KB
EPK One Pager A downloadable one page basic EPK for festivals and venues to access 235 KB
Marc Audet (solo) Tech Rider Basic tech rider for me performing as a solo act. 431 KB
Press photo 1 1.28 MB
Press photo 2 750 KB
Press photo 3 1.38 MB
Press photo 4 1.56 MB
Press photo 5 1.05 MB
Press photo 6 795 KB
Press photo 7 1.88 MB
Press photo 8 (duo act) This duo act is the smallest contingent of the folk music group North Renfrew 2.59 MB
Marc Audet Duo (North Renfrew) Stage Plot This is the arrangement for a duo version of the group North Renfrew. 87.2 KB

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