For those who are delving into a specific musical tradition from afar, it can be a revelation to find that some of the greatest traditional musicians are not announced to the world with slick websites and major recordings. Denis Pepin is such a living, cultural treasure.
There is very little evidence of Denis outside of Quebec, but he is, in my estimation, to be counted among the greatest accordionists. So it was a joy to have found several newly posted videos of Denis on YouTube. To "Tiroir44," who posted them -- merci milles fois! (P.S., "Tiroir" is a video production firm, so I tip my chapeau to them, and you can visit them here.)
And: even more fantastique: