For me, this small moment gets to the heart of what West-Can feels like: an extended family gathering. Everyone looks out for everyone else; and everyone — parent, sibling, and performer — helps out in some way or other.
Have you ever wanted to play fiddle? If you have an internet connection, a fiddle, and a bit of spare time on your hands, then Brysonville Revisited and the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network invite you to a free online beginner fiddle workshop with renowned fiddler Laura Risk on April 25, 2020.
It was the thought of one small community loosing forty members in one fell swoop that inspired me to write this song. The devastating fact that many families lost multiple members in a single event is a lot for one small community to take.
These are difficult times for all of us. For those of us working in the culture and heritage sector, this means rethinking public gatherings for the time being. At QAHN, in an effort to do our part to limit the risk of spreading of COVID-19, all public events scheduled for this project in 2020 areContinue reading “Public Events Postponed”
…with the people in Shannon, QC getting into high gear to bring you their traditional Shannon Irish Show this coming weekend, I wanted to share two Irish songs I recorded live for this project last November.
One of the nice things about this project has been the ways individuals have come forth to share their ideas and expertise.
Because that’s another thing about me, it’s not just the music that’s important to me. It’s really showing these kids, I’m there for you for whatever you’re doing, whether you’re playing football, hockey, soccer, or are a scholar.
It’s always a bit awkward to walk into a room full of strangers and start setting up tripods and recording gear.
Monday, January 20, 2020 – 18:00 to 20:00 Dear readers, I’ll be giving a free workshop at Concordia’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS) this coming Monday, January 20, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm. The Centre is located on the 10th floor of the Webster Library building on DeMaisonneuve Blvd. This workshop will discuss archivalContinue reading “Archival Presents and Futures: Proactive Archiving Workshop at Concordia University (Jan 20, 2019, 6pm)”
Welcome readers. Bienvenue cher(e)s lecteurs. You’ve reached the official blog of “A Different Tune: Musical Heritage in English-Speaking Quebec.” My name is Glenn Patterson, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology who is managing this project for the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (http://qahn.org/ ). Our project has been generously funded through Canadian Heritage and their Cooperation withContinue reading “Welcome / Bienvenue”