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title Venez Ecouter La Complainte
creator Arsenault, Georges
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>In May 1971, after having completed<br />my first year at the Universite de<br />Moncton, I came back to Abram's<br />Village for the summer. I returned<br />home with a project in mind that had<br />developed during the year from readings<br />and contacts I had made: I wanted<br />to search for and record Acadian folksongs.<br />I knew very little about the folksong<br />tradition in my own community,<br />but I felt sure that I would find at least<br />some remnants of the old French<br />songs.<br />I began my field research by visiting<br />a few neighbours. To my great<br />astonishment, I had stumbled on a veritable<br />gold mine. That project turned<br />out to be the starting point of a long<br />and fascinating voyage of discovery<br />that led me to many Acadian traditional<br />singers across the Island. Over the<br />past 20 years, I have been able to<br />record hundreds of their songs.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1995
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-493
source 37
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title Venez Ecouter La Complainte
creator Arsenault, Georges
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>In May 1971, after having completed<br />my first year at the Universite de<br />Moncton, I came back to Abram's<br />Village for the summer. I returned<br />home with a project in mind that had<br />developed during the year from readings<br />and contacts I had made: I wanted<br />to search for and record Acadian folksongs.<br />I knew very little about the folksong<br />tradition in my own community,<br />but I felt sure that I would find at least<br />some remnants of the old French<br />songs.<br />I began my field research by visiting<br />a few neighbours. To my great<br />astonishment, I had stumbled on a veritable<br />gold mine. That project turned<br />out to be the starting point of a long<br />and fascinating voyage of discovery<br />that led me to many Acadian traditional<br />singers across the Island. Over the<br />past 20 years, I have been able to<br />record hundreds of their songs.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1995
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-493
source 37
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>