Abel Cormier was born 1954 in Cap Pelé, New Bruswick. His father, Nazaire Cormier was also an Acadian fiddler and fiddle maker. Abel started playing fiddle when he was 9 years old and quickly became part of various musical groups that promoted Acadian music. In 1997 he played with Broucayen and Les Inconnus. He joined up with Richard Bourque in 1981 to from the Abel and Richard duo then in 1986 joined the group Déja Vu and they released an albu called Le Chemin du Reveil. In 1994 Abel started performing at Le Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche and also played with two popular groups: Bois France (1995) and Les Turluteux (1997).