Half Way There 4:070:00/4:07
Cover Photo taken by Anne Audet (at Rockingham Church)
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Keep visiting this website because I have lots of music from this past summer to upload over the winter. One of those uploads will be a studio recording/video of my Ottawa Valley folk music show ... read about it below. Check out my bio as well. TUNE INTO MY FACEBOOK MUSICIAN PAGE FOR WEEKLY LIVESTREAM SHOWS - THURSDAYS AT 8 PM Eastern Time.
November brings a nice variety of musical experiences, as the Canadian winter settles in around us. I recorded a 2 song video for a CPAN charity event on Nov 21 (recently uploaded to the Video page of this site). I also recorded an acoustic soundtrack for a video to be shown at a Unity in Diversity event coming up sometime. Both of those studio jobs were enjoyable and I appreciate being asked to contribute to the community. I have also started reviewing videos of summer and fall shows with the idea being to produce polished videos over the winter for uploading to this web site. I was most pleased to find that I have decent material to work with, so there will be some interesting uploads coming, perhaps in December. My crown achievement (hopefully) will be a 45 or 50 minute video of the first set of my new folk show "Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley". This show features stories and songs about the heritage of the Ottawa Valley. I have yet to record the second set of this show ... perhaps over the winter. Meanwhile, weekly livestream shows have resumed, with my 25th show occurring in mid-November. These shows happen on Thursday evenings starting at 8 pm (Eastern Time) on my Facebook Musician site (https://m.facebook.com/marc.audet.singersongwriter/). If you have a Facebook account, please tune in for these shows. Send me a message during the show. Request a song for the following week. Spread the word!.
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Half Way There is the story of an old abandoned "depot farm" called Halfway House that supported the bustling square timber industry in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Xavier Pilon was the name of the farmer who cleared the land in a remote wilderness area half way between two major hubs in the travels of seasonal workers. Thousands of men with teams of horses would migrate into the bush to cut giant white pines, staying at lumber camps located throughout the vast forests. Located in the Upper Ottawa Valley, the depot farm provided a nearby source of feed for horses and food for lumber camps. The farms also provided lodging for the men who traveled by horse-drawn sleigh along tote roads that lead to the lumber camps. Ruins of old buildings are all that remain today, and there are few records of the Pilon farm. I have yet to meet with descendants of Xavier Pilon to collect more details of the man and the farm. This song was inspired by visiting the farm, and enjoying the taste of the rhubarb picked from a patch still growing at the farm. This recording features melodica accompaniment by multi-instrumentalist, and son, Brad Audet.
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