Well this is a nice follow up to my last post where I mused on 10 years of a bunch of us working together preserve the fiddle music of the eastern Gaspésie!
I want to congratulate to Guy Bouchard and his friends at the Douglas Community Centre in Douglastown for their work to collect, teach, and celebrate the traditional fiddle music and dance of the Eastern Gaspésie. With their regular dances and workshops throughout the winter featuring almost exclusively repertoire local to the region, they have just been awarded the prestigious Prix CQPV from our province's Intangible Cultural Heritage organization. What Guy and his friends started in Douglastown picks up where this project left off four or five years back. Moreover, it is one of those special instances where anglophones and francophones come together to celebrate their shared culture together on the Gaspé Coast. Their work is helping making it part of local cultural life once again.
Congratulations to everyone. Here is the press release: