Alec Shea was born in 1903, into a family with amazing musical talent. Alec worked in many different positions in his younger years such as farming, fishing, delivering the mail, and he was once even a tailor's representative.
It wasn't until the year 1930 that Alec discovered his true passion; writing and singing songs. His most famous song was wrote on behalf of "The Tignish Train Wreck." Alec also created many songs that made fun of politicians, both local and national. He passed away in the year 1969 and will always be remembered as his songs are passed down through out the local generations.