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Six Hundred Miles on Story Net

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Brigid Drody is a guitar player who was born in 1937 to a musical family in Douglastown, Quebec near the tip of the Gaspé Penninsula.

 

 

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Six Hundred Miles of Music

Recording Date:- 01-07-2013

Storyteller:- Glenn Patterson

Province:- Quebec

Language:- English

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Brigid Drody is a guitar player who was born in 1937 to a musical family in Douglastown, Quebec near the tip of the Gaspé Penninsula.

"My dad would always bring home a pail of cod heads and my mother would do them up. It made a real good meal and it didn't cost anything.."

Brigid Drody is a guitar player who was born in 1937 to a musical family in Douglastown, Quebec near the tip of the Gaspé Penninsula. She has been surrounded by fiddlers her whole life, her powerful guitar accompaniment sought out by fiddlers throughout Quebec and Ontario.

Through Brigid's eyes and ears, this documentary explores the the musical and personal bonds connecting three Quebec musicians, extending six hundred miles from the Gaspé Coast to the Chateauguay Valley.

Cyril Devouge was a fiddler born to a musical family in 1915, five miles from Douglastown in neighbouring L’Anse-a-Brillant (Brilliant Cove). He had a unique and playful fiddle style which he described as a “Gaspe sound” learned from his father, a fisherman. During his life he worked in Quebec as a miner and heavy equipment mechanic. After leaving the Gaspé in the 1960s, he lived with his wife Edna and family in Montreal, Saint-Isidore, and Chateauguay, Quebec.

Neil MacKay was born in 1942 to a family of fiddlers and step dancers in the Chateauguay Valley around the village of Saint-Urbain Premier. He has played music for house parties and square dances for over five decades and has released four albums of fiddle music. He maintained the family farm while working as a printer for the Montreal Star and Montreal Gazette until 1995. Since then he has returned to farming full-time, working the same land in Saint-Urbain Premier that his ancestors cleared over two hundred years ago. When not farming, he is almost certainly playing the fiddle somewhere in the Chateauguay Valley.

Brigid Drody moved to the Chateauguay Valley in 1965 and currently lives in Howick, Quebec with her husband, Jimmy Miller.

The music in this documentary spans six decades and is played exclusively by the three musicians or their friends and families in the Gaspe and Chateauguay Valley—from the archival collections of Brian Morris, Brigid Drody, and Glenn Patterson.