Creole du Nord

Creole du Nord

cajun and zydeco band

Creole du Nord is proud to be a small part of keeping the music of Louisiana spicy with Cajun and Zydeco music played for your pleasure with a smile. With Manchester-based bandleader Mark Palms at the helm, Creole Du Nord beautifully re-creates the irresistibly lively sound of Cajun folk music with a mix of musical history, fine musicianship, and pure dance-floor joy. Frequently singing in Creole, Palms is also a versatile instrumentalist, occasionally picking up a fiddle in between laying down the hip-swinging accordion lines that are the hallmark of the Cajun sound. A fantastic group of musicians, the band will present quintessential New Orleans tunes, lesser-known staples of Cajun music, with some traditional Appalachian numbers thrown in the mix. 

“It seems that Louisiana Cajun music brings a real element of passion to this band.   It became the mission of band leader, Mark Palms, who traced his family roots to St Martinville, Louisiana, to bring the uplifting spirit of this music to his northern home.  Dedicated to the traditional sounds of Cajun and Zydeco, Creole du Nord’s music captures the groove with fiddle and accordion backed by a tight rhythm, resulting in.. la musique pour les bon temps. ”
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Creole du Nord Band Members:

  • Mark Palms – Bandleader / Multi-instrumentalist 
  • Carol Palms – Bass / Fiddle
  • Billy King – Guitar
  • Walter Prettyman – Fiddle
  • Pete Siers – Drums

“If you hire them I highly recommend you advise your attendees to bring their dancing shoes!”
~Happy Venue