Welcome / Bienvenue

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 with the Community Sector program. We are most grateful for their support.

This 15-month project will research, promote, connect, and share the music of the many communities who use English in daily life across the province of Quebec, from the Pontiac to the Gaspé Coast, and places in between and beyond. We believe that musical heritage is a powerful social force which promotes the vitality of our communities.

The first phase of the project consists of research documentation through oral history interviews with musicians, dancers, and stalwarts; field recordings of present-day musical culture; and digitization of the audio-visual musical heritage of these communities.

The second phase will consist of a series of twelve live events across the province showcasing the music and dance talents of our communities.

The project’s third phase and final phase will create a podcast series where listeners far and wide can get to know each other through our rich and diverse musical heritage.

Stay tuned! Restez à l’écoute!

Friends and family come together in a song at Shawville’s weekly, “Hooley in the Hall.” Photo by Glenn Patterson, December 6, 2019

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

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