Irish Heritage in Quebec – May 28, 2020 (Facebook Live)

Join us live, online at QAHN Heritage Talks for an afternoon filled with some of Irish-Montreal’s finest in history, story-telling, music and dance! Heritage Talks in collaboration with “A Different Tune: Musical Heritage in English-Speaking Quebec” brings you a series of presentations featuring: Fergus Keyes, who will speak about the history of the Black Rock site and bring us up to date on the most recent developments in the building of a monument park; musical performances by Roy McLaren and David Gossage; an Irish-Montreal ghost-story by Donovan King; and an interview with Irish dance instructor Bernadette Short and researcher Rachel Hoffman about Irish dance in Quebec since the 1970s. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind event! Please see the detailed schedule below.

This event will broadcast from the QAHN Heritage Talks page (you do not need a Facebook account to view these live streamed broadcasts): https://www.facebook.com/qahnheritagetalks/

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM – Welcome words by Heritage Talks project director, Christina Adamko

1:05 PM – 2:00 PM – Building a Monument Park: The Fight for the Irish Commemorative Stone, by Fergus Keyes

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM – Celtic music by Eastern Townships multi-instrumentalist Roy McLaren of the Narrows

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM – Interview Irish dance instructor Bernadette Short and researcher Rachel Hoffman with Glenn Patterson (A Different Tune project)

2:50 PM – 3:30 PM – Donovan King, founder of Haunted Montreal Ghost Tours will tell a bone-chilling Irish-Montreal ghost-story

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM – Celtic/Jazz flute player David Gossage closes the afternoon with traditional music and original compositions.

Dave Gossage – Photo courtesy of performer

Published by Glenn Patterson

I'm a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland. I'm currently back in Montreal doing research for the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network and their 2019-2020 project "A Different Tune: Musical Heritage in English-Speaking Quebec"

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