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Magdalen Islands

Acadian folk group Vishten

cc2011-01.jpgVishten, a trio of Acadian folk musicians, has roots in both the Magdalen Islands and Prince Edward Island. Pascal Miousse, along with twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc, make up the group that won Francophone Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards in March. They joined Jacquie in studio to talk about the people, places, and foot percussion that makes up their music. [Photo by: Kaitlin Hahn] 

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"Legends of Magdalen" documents Islands' shipwrecks

Thumbnail image for LegendsoftheMagdalenSCREEN.JPGThe shipwrecks of the Magdalen Islands tell the story of the archipelago. Jacquie spoke with Gregory Gallagher, executive producer of "Legends of Magdalen", along with Parafilms' Sharif Mirshak (director) and Noé Sardet (DP).  Old Harry resident Leonard Clark is profiled, along with Grande Entreé's Mario Cyr and others who have long looked for the hundreds of shipwrecks beneath the waters of Les Îles. "Legends of Magdalen" airs August 3rd on CBC TV. 
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Remembering Stompin' Tom Connors Entry Island Home

As Stompin' Tom Connors said, he knew Canada like the palm of his hand. His songs immortalized places that sometimes didn't even show up on the map, like that of Entry Island. Despite its winter population of less than 70 people, everyone there knows of Stompin' Tom and best, of his wife, Lena, who was born on Entry Island. News of his passing spread quickly throughout the small community late Wednesday evening. Lifelong resident Joyce Josey remembers the very day that Stompin' Tom and Lena got married, in 1973, and tells us what his songs mean to the people who still live there.
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