I have been on my Acadian pilgrimage for the past year and AcadieODYSSEY  just seemed like the perfect title for this album – a word that can be understood in both French & English.

Having been to Prince Edward Island where my parents live, I decided to do a road trip through Nova Scotia last year which also included the annual pilgrimage from Halifax to Grand-Pré on July 28, 2012 – a day to commemorate the deportation of the Acadians in the mid 1700s.  Then I went off to France for 2 weeks exploring places like Brouage where Champlain was born.

The album came about as a result of a new show I have called “I’m An Acadian-Canadian, Eh!” – a poignant tale of my Acadian heritage filled with tragedy and triumph told through storytelling & song.  I even play a bit of harmonica, spoons and dance a step or two which is so Acadian eh!

Included are originals songs like “Acadian Moon”, “I Am An Acadian”, “Josephine, Acadian Queen” as well as well-known well-loved traditional songs such as “Partons la mer est belle” “Evangéline” & “Un Acadien errant”.  And no Acadian album would be complete with their national anthem “Ave Maris Stella”.

You can hear clips on iTunes here:

2013 “I’m An Acadian-Canadian, Eh!” shows:

(for a list of all my shows, please see calendar)

May 19   Wellington on the Lake, Wellington ON – show and CD launch

July 12   Centre Belle-Alliance, Summerside, PEI

July 27   Astor Theatre, Liverpool, NS

July 28  Grand-Pré UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand-Pré, NS

October 5  Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (home of GCTC), Ottawa, ON 8PM

CDs now available here:

Boutique, Musée Acadien, Miscouche, PEI

Boutique Centre-Belle Alliance, Summerside, PEI

Island Memory Gift Shop, Summerside, PEI

Coopérative d’Artisanat d’Abram-Village, PEI

Confederation Centre Gift shop, Charlottetown, PEI

Les Maisons de Bouteilles, Cap-Egmont, PEI

Boutique Evangéline, Le Village Acadien, Caraquet, NB

P’tits Trésors de l’Acadie, Carrefour de la mer, Caraquet, NB

Musée Acadien, Caraquet, NB

A& R Musik, Tracadie, NB

Boutique, Pays de la Sagouine, Bouctouche, NB

Boutique, Monument Lefebvre, Memramcook, NB

La Co-Op Shediac, Shediac, NB

Boutique, Bibliothèque Acadienne, Université de Moncton, NB

Boutique, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand-Pré, NS

Boutique, Société Acadienne Ste. Croix, Pomquet, NS

Boutique La Shoppe, Les Trois Pignons, Chéticamp, NS

Louisbourg Playhouse Gift Shop, Louisbourg, NS

Louisbourg Visitor Centre, Louisbourg, NS

Louisbourg Fortress, Louisbourg, NS

Boutique de La Picasse, Isle Madame, NS

Boutique, Rendez Vous de la Baie, Church Point, NS

Clarence Foodland, Saulnierville, NS

Sandy’s Gifts, Yarmouth, NS

Le Village Acadien, Pubnico, NS

Sam The Record Man, Quinte Mall, Belleville, ON

Sidestreet Gallery, Wellington, ON

Books & Company, Picton ON


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