Saint Patrick’s Day in September – Sept 19, 2020 7-10 PM

I’m very excited to announce the latest event collaboration as part of this project. In November, I was fortunate to meet some of the wonderful musicians keeping local musical heritage alive in the communities north and south of Quebec City. Many of these communities have a strong Irish heritage which lives on into the present-day.

On September 19, from 7 – 10 pm, in partnership with the Voice of English-Speaking Quebec (VEQ), the Shannon Catholic Women’s League, and the Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Historical Committee, we are bringing you Saint Patrick’s Day in September.

We’ll be hearing from many of the musicians I met from Valcartier, Shannon, and Kinnear’s Mills in 2019 as well as several others joining us from far-and-wide. There will be something for everyone: fiddles, accordions, song, and dance.


Wesley McCoubrey (button accordion)
James Allan (piano)
Pierre-Antoine Landry (guitar and flute)
Larry Hamilton (voice)
Léonard Noel (fiddle)
Donna King (voice)
Melanie Chamberland (voice)
Guy Bouchard (fiddle)
Lisa Ornstein (fiddle)
Bernadette Short (interview)
The Shannon Irish Dancers (dance)

From Left to Right: Jimmy Kelly (fiddle); Daniel Stewart (mandolin); Wesley McCoubrey (accordion); Léonard Noel (fiddle)

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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