Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Acadian Yo: Music Jam!

A little doodiddly for you, my readers...

I'm almost embarrassed to post it here, as it doesn't exactly showcase my voice OR my guitar skills.

Still... after another visit to Montréal I feel the need to share two of my favourite Acadian songs:

'M'En allant à Saulnierville Station' by Suroît, which is actually a Québécois band (but the song is about Clare Nova Scotia... which is close to my home).

Hé Yaille Yaille (also by Suroît): This one's actually written from a Cajun (Louisiana) perspective. I can totally relate, except for the gumbo, cuz I was pretty darn homesick while living in BC and I also 'parle en 'Cadien' or 'Cajun'. (Cajuns are Acadian's distant cousins- we both are descendants of the original Acadians who settled in Acadie. Cajuns are those who were deported to Louisiana, whereas my ancestors hid out with the First Nations Mi'kmaq until the burning and pillaging had subsided. My Acadian village is the oldest still Acadian today, settled in the mid-1600s).

Please disregard the awkward way I'm playing... feels weird to play with a green light rolling lol. Weirdly enough, I'm not really a twangy country music kinda gal... although my voice sure sounds that way here!


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  1. Lisa, I'm loving it!! I don't care if you think you don't sound great or aren't playing that well. I think it's awesome that you made a video and shared.

    Also, I think you sound great!! :)

  2. Thanks svasti! I'm glad you liked it! I'm really trying to see about learning more- but they all just sound so much more beautiful with a fiddle... :) (which I cannot play)

  3. I'm so impressed! You have a beautiful voice and great talent!! And you are so brave to put yourself out there! Go, Lisa! :)


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