Francis Gagnon Interview
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Francis Gagnon was born in Rumford in 1973. His father, Normand, was a lumberjack in Quebec before moving to the United States to work as a furniture-maker. He began playing the spoons with his father at age 8 and continued to play with him as part of the Normand Gagnon Ensemble and Groupe de Joie. In this in interview, Francis talks about his parent's decision to come to Maine, his family's musical background, and the importance of music to his heritage. The Gagnon family also maintains a pumpkin farm in Rumford.
Oral History, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine
Interviews and Lectures Collection, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries.