Cover Photo taken by Anne Audet (at Rockingham Church)

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Thanks for visiting my web page, and Welcome! Be sure to check out songs from my album, The River, on the Music page (/music). In there also are recordings and videos of newer songs of mine that will hopefully be recorded in 2022. Please add my music to your playlists, if you subscribe to services like Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music. Just search for Marc Audet to find my album, The River.

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 2021 December

My WINTER FOLK SHOW launches December 14 in Deep River (see /shows), with dates booked through to April at other venues over the Ottawa Valley and Eastern Ontario.   What a fantastic way to experience different communities and to spread stories of the life and times of settlement in the Ottawa Valley.  Stops over the winter in this travelling folk show include Pembroke, Mattawa, Combermere, Eganville, Ottawa, Shawville PQ and Perth, with a few other stops in the works. The folk show includes a collection of great songs by John Prine, Johnny Cash, David Francey, Bob Dylan (and others), along with stories and songs from the folklore folk show Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley.

In November, the digital album Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley was released and all 14 songs continue to be available for FREE download (/music). This album is the outcome of a unique project where  historical songwriting is the focus, and the topic is the history and heritage of the Ottawa Valley (Canada). The live recordings include introductory narratives (story telling) that are interesting and revealing (and all true). It's a different form of entertainment, but audience feedback at live shows has been terrific. It's wonderful and fulfilling to document Canadian history in song.  Live videos of the first set of the 2 set folklore show are available for viewing on this here website .../videos. Videos for the second set will be uploaded in December after editing work is completed, so stay tuned!.

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Not Forgotten (The River, 2019)

Marc Audet

Development of the Ottawa Valley in the early to mid-1900s involved large blocks of land being expropriated to make room for industrial development (hydroelectric) and for government institutions such as Garrison Petawawa and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Historical records show the old settlement roads and the locations of homesteads, stopping

Development of the Ottawa Valley in the early to mid-1900s involved large blocks of land being expropriated to make room for industrial development (hydroelectric) and for government institutions such as Garrison Petawawa and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Historical records show the old settlement roads and the locations of homesteads, stopping places and early farms. Some of the names of the old farms and stopping places have been adopted in our modern world, but otherwise all that remains are the traces of old homesteads; house foundations, steamboat wharfs, stage coach trails. These lands have also become wildlife refuges with access controls allowing the wild lands their privacy. This song pays tribute to the sadness that affected folks felt when they were told to move. These folks include the Lamures, Richards, Forans, McQuestions, Shields, Nadeaus and many more. Like with the song Holden Pond, this is not a protest song; it simply tells the story of a time and place in the Upper Ottawa Valley.

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Feature Track

Talk a Mile is a love song; a courting song. It's about looking for an opportunity to initiate a relationship; to simply walk and talk ("talk a mile"). This song was written on the shore of the Madawaska River on a warm sunny afternoon while the rest of the group were off swimming in the river. It was another inspiring time and place.

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