La la Rouge is a stripped back, back porch Cajun band fronted by Ian and Cheryl McIlroy. Joining them on guitar is David Rolland from Paris and from Breaux Bridge Louisiana Miss Lucy Rhymes on fiddle.
David Rolland is well know on the Cajun scene in the UK most notably for playing with Sarah Savoy. He is a master of Cajun accordion, fiddle and guitar.
Cheryl and Ian met Lucy at Balfa Camp in Louisiana when she was just 14 and are thrilled to be playing on stage together again. Lucy started playing fiddle at 9 years old, as well as being mentored by Mitch Reed she is studying Music Media at University of Louisiana focusing on Cajun fiddle under the guidance of Kevin Wimmer. She currently plays fiddle with Cajun band McKinley Street Merrymakers.
La La Rouge are thrilled to be opening this years festival playing traditional songs from Louisiana, exploring harmonies and melodies whilst retaining the powerful vocal and playing style that y’all have come to expect.