Francis Gagnon Interview

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Francis Gagnon Interview

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Description

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.

Duration

00:25:02

Document Type

Audio Recording

Identifier

2019.14.23

Publication Date

12-8-2010

City

Rumford, Maine

Language

English

Keywords

Oral History, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine

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The Franco-American Collection is one of the largest repositories of its kind in the North-East. The Collection contains tens of thousands of printed books, photographs, newspaper clippings and audio-visual recordings. Please review the Collection's Terms and Conditions regarding use of its material.

Francis Gagnon Interview


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