How To Chord For Fiddlers – With Brigid Drody

One of the aims of this project is to provide aspiring musicians in the community with resources to develop their playing or singing. There’s a lot of practical knowledge about playing music among the wider Gaspesian community at home and away. The archives can, in a small way, help convey this know-how. In a region … More How To Chord For Fiddlers – With Brigid Drody

Upcoming Music (03-20-2016): Grade 6 Trip Fundraiser, Gaspé Elementary

My friend Angie Levesque recently posted information on her Facebook page about an upcoming musical event of interest for those in the Gaspesian community. She has allowed me to share the info with you: Music, Music, Music A fundraiser for the Grade 6 year-end trip at Gaspe Elementary school will be held on March 20 … More Upcoming Music (03-20-2016): Grade 6 Trip Fundraiser, Gaspé Elementary

Uncle Peter’s Tune

I just shared some fine old-time Gaspesian fiddling on our sister blog (Old-Time Fiddle Music From the Gaspé Coast). It features two fine fiddlers, Erskine Morris and Kingsley Marion, both playing this captivating stepdance tune that was once perhaps in wide circulation in the area. Here is the link to the music. If you know … More Uncle Peter’s Tune

Merry Christmas from the Leo Fitzpatrick fonds

In archival terminology, a “fonds” describes a collection of unique documents created by an individual or organization through their regular activities. Modern archival practice largely traces itself to post-revolutionary France and the conscious effort to safeguard the records of the new republic; the idea of an archival “fonds” has its roots here and we still … More Merry Christmas from the Leo Fitzpatrick fonds

Musical Happy Hour (5 à 7) at Douglas Community Centre Tonight – Dec 18, 2015

Tonight is the monthly happy hour at the Douglas Community Centre. Bring refreshments and a snack to share and enjoy some music with myself, Nash Stanley, Norma McDonald, and Kathy Kennedy. We look forward to seeing some familiar and new faces and playing music for you. Date: December 18, 2015 Time: 5 – 7 pm … More Musical Happy Hour (5 à 7) at Douglas Community Centre Tonight – Dec 18, 2015

Tomorrow @ the Gaspé Wellness Centre: Music and Alzheimer’s Project

A quick last-minute announcement: At tomorrow’s (December 2, 2015) Wellness Centre at the Legion in Gaspé, Lorraine Blais from the Douglas Community Centre will be giving a presentation on a new project she is developing involving music and people with Alzheimer’s and dementia in the community. The Wellness Centre starts at 10 a.m. and Lorraine’s … More Tomorrow @ the Gaspé Wellness Centre: Music and Alzheimer’s Project

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 … More Gaspé Veteran Stories – The Memory Project

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 … More First Post – An Introduction