The Quebec Anglophone Heritage (QAHN) is excited to announce that it has received support from Canadian Heritage for a 15-month project that will promote and document the richly diverse musical landscape of English-speakers across Quebec. Between October 2019 and December 2020, this project will showcase and strengthen the musical traditions core to the cultural fabric of our communities, traditions which nourish and express our unique senses of history, place, and belonging in Quebec and Canada.

The first project of its kind with a Quebec-wide scope, “A Different Tune”: Musical Heritage in English-Speaking Quebec will provide an opportunity for English-speaking Quebecers to share their musical heritage within and beyond their communities. The talents and knowledge of local musicians, dancers, and enthusiasts will be featured at free performances, dances, workshops and presentations throughout the province. Further, by working with local and provincial archives and through a project blog and podcast series, QAHN will strengthen access to these musical traditions for current and future generations, providing listeners near and far and earpiece into the musical pulse of Quebec’s English-speaking communities.

QAHN wishes to express its gratitude to Canadian Heritage for their generous support. We also acknowledge the enthusiasm of our community partners: The Black Community Resource Centre; The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University; Conseil Québécois du patrimoine vivante; English-Language Arts Network; Hemingford Archives; KlezKanada; The Morrin Centre; Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Historical Society and the Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier; Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network; and Vision-Gaspé-Percé-Now.

For more information on this exciting project, please contact Glenn Patterson, project manager at info@adifferenttune.com ; or QAHN at 819-564-9595/Toll free 1-877-964-0409 and at home@qahn.org and www.qahn.org.

Daniel Stewart (mandolin), Wesley McCoubrey (accordion), Léonard Noel (fiddle), Jimmy Kelly (fiddle, rear) play for a Different Tune project welcome party on November 15, 2019 in Valcartier, QC

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