Upcoming Event – Barachois Wellness Centre: November 25, 2015

Just a quick note to let readers know that I'll be at Vision's Barachois Wellness Centre this coming Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Once again I'll be sharing music from our archives during the afternoon session to give you a sense of our collections and get your feedback. The event takes place at the Legion in … Continue reading Upcoming Event – Barachois Wellness Centre: November 25, 2015

Gaspé Veteran Stories – The Memory Project

There were some wonderful Remembrance (Armistice) Day ceremonies around Gaspé on Wednesday, beginning with an ecumenical mass in Douglastown, and followed by a ceremony at the cenotaph near the bridge in the town of Gaspé. Many from the Gaspé Coast served during 20th and 21st century conflicts and the memory of those who fell, those who … Continue reading Gaspé Veteran Stories – The Memory Project

Gaspé Wellness Centre – CD Sampler Now Available for Online Streaming

On October 7, I was invited by Vision to their monthly Wellness Centre at the Legion in Gaspé to give a presentation about our collaboration to share archival recordings with the community. I arrived with my laptop and boombox to a room of about twenty women chatting as they finished their lunch and proceeded to set up. … Continue reading Gaspé Wellness Centre – CD Sampler Now Available for Online Streaming

A Monster’s Holiday – Ray McAuley and Wild Country

For this most creepy time of year, I'd like to share a recording of Ray McAuley and Wild Country singing a Buck Owen's classic, "A Monster's Holiday." These guys were one tight band, as good live as on record. Ray was from a family of country singers and guitar pickers from Douglastown, Gaspé, Quebec. His … Continue reading A Monster’s Holiday – Ray McAuley and Wild Country

First Post – An Introduction

Welcome. I'm using this blog to share archival recordings that I've accumulated working with the anglophone communities in the Gaspé area of eastern Quebec since 2010. My name is Glenn Patterson and I'm doing my PhD in ethnomusicology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. I'm currently in Gaspé doing fieldwork for my dissertation and collaborating with … Continue reading First Post – An Introduction