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Irish project research on Quebec french-canadians bodhrans

Friday 26 June 2009, by Gaétan Morissette

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For english readers ; this-is a short text for explain to-you this research on a singular story of mix in traditional culture of Irish immigrants and Frenchs-Canadians musicians in 19e century in old port area of Quebec city in Quebec , Canada.

I live in Portneuf county ; a rural area near Quebec city. My great-great father was a fiddler ; my great-mother played piano and organ ; my father and mother plays accordion ; and i play fiddle , diatonic accordion , tenor banjo and bodhran. And , i love traditional music.

I make a research on a tradition of bodhran in my county bringed in 1820-1830 years by Irish immigrants. I collect any information on this heritage and take photos for preserve the spirit of that for nexts generations. .

I see on Youtube olds films of Clare county musicians in Ireland that show a similar technique of playing and sounds. I want go to Ireland in next winter ( 2010) for find the origin of our bodhran !

If you are interesting by this story ; and you want aid-me ; i search funds for pay partly fees of fly ? Or if you know peoples that want give-me hospitality in Ireland ?

I engage-me that give-you report on research and live news on email on trip.

Very thanks for all !

My adress is ;

Gaetan Morissette , 780 , Notre-Dame street , Portneuf-city , Quebec , Canada , G0A 2Z0 .

phone = 418-286-2211


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