Place, Culture And Community: The Irish Heritage Of The Ottawa Valley Johanne Devlin Trew

ISBN: 9781443813105

Published: October 1st 2009

Hardcover

336 pages


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Place, Culture And Community: The Irish Heritage Of The Ottawa Valley  by  Johanne Devlin Trew

Place, Culture And Community: The Irish Heritage Of The Ottawa Valley by Johanne Devlin Trew
October 1st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 336 pages | ISBN: 9781443813105 | 7.24 Mb

The Ottawa Valley is a region of Canada straddling the Ottawa River in Ontario and Quebec that is well known for its rich singing, storytelling, fiddling and step dancing traditions. Settled largely by the Irish, Scots and the French over the pastMoreThe Ottawa Valley is a region of Canada straddling the Ottawa River in Ontario and Quebec that is well known for its rich singing, storytelling, fiddling and step dancing traditions. Settled largely by the Irish, Scots and the French over the past two hundred years, it had largest concentration of people of Irish origin in Canada by the late 19th century.

Travelling through the Valley one gets the sense of coming face to face with the past. While its dramatic history is filled with incidents of extreme hardship and tragedy, the overriding impression is of a triumphant survivalism associated with its strong men of the past- the voyageurs, the coureurs du bois and the lumbermen. The legacy of this unique heritage-from fiddling and step dancing to tales of priests, lumberman, and Orange and Green rivalries-is explored in this book through the voices of Valley people themselves.

The author reveals the importance of place and history in the transmission of this vibrant regional culture down to the present day.



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