The Gaspé Project: Folk-Rock From the Gaspé Coast

Following a recent SPEC article by Wendy Dawson about our archives, I was contacted by one of their other regular journalists, Thierry Haroun, who was curious if we would be interested in his recent musical project called, appropriately, "The Gaspé Project." Last Thursday, I interviewed Thierry over the phone about this project which includes nineteen original … Continue reading The Gaspé Project: Folk-Rock From the Gaspé Coast

Uncle Norman’s Folly – A Keith Chicoyne Original Song

While much of Gaspé's population is in the woods this week moose hunting, I spent this rainy Tuesday catching up on tapes I'd been meaning to transfer to the computer for awhile. Several Barachois residents have recently loaned me tapes of the late Keith Chicoyne who passed away last December and I decided to spend the … Continue reading Uncle Norman’s Folly – A Keith Chicoyne Original Song

GCSA at the Barachois Farmers’ Market (and the Barachois Wellness Centre CD Sampler)

This morning Cheryl Henry-Leggo (Executive Director of Vision Gaspé-Percé) and I headed down to the market put on by the Barachois and Area Development Committee outside the Rec Centre to share the recordings we have archived and information about our project and Vision's other activities. There were about a dozen stalls featuring crafts, baked goods, … Continue reading GCSA at the Barachois Farmers’ Market (and the Barachois Wellness Centre CD Sampler)

Preserving Gaspesian Musical Heritage and Leo’s First Tape (1958)

Today marks a milestone in my time as a researcher and community music advocate in the Gaspé. Over a year ago in August 2015, I approached Leo Fitzpatrick of Gaspé Harbour to express my interest in working with his massive collection of home recordings (over 440 tapes) that he made between 1958 and 2000. I … Continue reading Preserving Gaspesian Musical Heritage and Leo’s First Tape (1958)