Gilles Vigneault

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Gilles Vigneault
Gilles Vigneault Chantauvent Natashquan 1989.jpg
Background information
Born (1928-10-27) 27 October 1928 (age 85)
Natashquan, Quebec
Occupations Poet, publisher, singer-songwriter

Gilles Vigneault, GOQ (French pronunciation: ​[jil vino]; born 27 October 1928) is a Canadian poet, publisher and singer-songwriter, and Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist.

Biography[edit]

Born in Natashquan, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec.

Vigneault started writing poetry during his studies.

In 1976, the Ensemble Claude-Gervaise recorded an album of Vigneault's music entitled Tout l'monde est malheureux: "Claude-Gervaise" Joue Vigneault.

An ardent Quebec nationalist, Vigneault was disappointed by the results of the 1980 Quebec referendum.[1] During the 1980s he lived in France for a short time.

On 25 February 2010, Gilles Vigneault has signed, together with 500 artists, the call to support the international campaign for the boycott, divestment and sanctions against alleged apartheid-style actions in Israel.[2]

Discography[edit]

1960-1990: Chemin faisant, cent et une chansons (1990)

(CD box set containing 6 disks)                  

[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gilles Vigneault (biography)". Radio France Internationale. March 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Tadamon!: 500 Artists Against Israeli Apartheid
  3. ^ Gilles Vigneault. "Gilles Vigneault | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Rioux, Lucien (1969). Gilles Vigneault : Présentation par Lucien Rioux. Choix de chansons ... Paris: Editions P. Seghers. OCLC 49085576. 
  • Gagné, Marc (1974). Propos de Gilles Vigneault. Le Pays par lui-même (in French). Montréal: Nouvelles éditions de l'Arc. OCLC 1734899. 
  • Gagné, Marc (1977). Gilles Vigneault : bibliographie descriptive et critique, discographie, filmographie, iconographie, chronologie (in French). Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval. ISBN 978-0-7746-6799-9. 

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