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Chansons d'Acadie (Folk Songs of Acadia)

Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills
Chansons d'Acadie (Folk Songs of Acadia)

Bilingual folk musicians Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills join their French–Canadian backgrounds and voices in this recording. Acadia, the name of a former French colony in the eastern part of Canada, was originally settled by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1605. Despite the exile of many Acadians from Canada in 1755, their descendants across North America maintain Acadian musical traditions. Chansons d’Acadie features “old world” French music and native–born folk songs.

Liner notes written by Mills include French lyrics and English translations.

Track Listing

101
Où Vas-Tu, Mon P'tit Garçon? Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:47
102
A la Claire Fontaine Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 2:28
103
Ma Virginie Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:36
104
Derrière Chez-Nous Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:33
105
Partons, la Mer Est Belle Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 2:13
106
Sur la Montagne du Loup Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:56
107
J'ai une Brune Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:38
108
Ave Maris Stella Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:19
201
Dessus la Fougère Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:42
202
Au Chant de l'Alouette Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:25
203
Joséphine Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:53
204
La Belle, Si J'avais Su! Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:15
205
Dans les Prisons de Nantes Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 2:27
206
Angélique Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 2:37
207
Wing-Tra-La Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:57

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