Robert Paquette

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This article is about Canadian folk singer-songwriter. For American historian, see Robert L. Paquette.
Robert Paquette at La Nuit sur l'étang, in March 2013.

Robert Paquette (born July 2, 1949 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter.

In 1970, he worked with the theatre group at Laurentian University, composing songs for the franco-ontarian stage musical Moé, j'viens du nord, 'stie!. The troupe eventually evolved into the city's Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario. He released his first album as a solo musical artist in 1974, and toured Quebec, Canada, and the United States. He performed at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in 1975.

In 1978, Paquette represented Canada at the Festival de Spa in Belgium.

Following his 1984 album Gare à vous, Paquette concentrated on television and stage work for TVOntario's Chaîne française, SRC and the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario. He released a compilation of his songs in 1995. He also frequently tours with Chuck Labelle.


  • Dépêche-toi soleil (1974)
  • Prends celui qui passe (1976)
  • Au pied du courant (1978)
  • Robert Paquette en Europe (1979)
  • Paquette (1981)
  • Gare à vous (1984)
  • Moi j'viens du nord - compilation 1974-1990 (1995)
  • Un Cadeau de Noël (1995, with Chuck Labelle)
  • Noel En Tout Et Partout (2006, with Chuck Labelle)
  • J'ai Chucké Noël (2010)