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.


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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gilles Vigneault (biography)". Radio France Internationale. March 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Tadamon!: 500 Artists Against Israeli Apartheid

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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