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glenn patterson

Glenn Patterson is a PhD student in ethnomusicology at Memorial University of Newfoundland where his research examines the musical culture of English-speakers in the eastern Gaspé region and the role of digital sound archives in community life. He is an applied research with over ten years experience working with rural English-speaking Quebecers to promote their musical culture and build bridges with the francophone majority. Since 2010, his blog featuring the home recordings of Gaspesian fiddlers, guitarists, and singers, ("Erskine Morris: Old-Time Fiddle Music from the Gaspé Coast") has attracted the interest of many of Quebec's premier traditional musicians who have learned, performed, recorded, and shared this music on the world stage. He is a passionate multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo, guitar, button accordion) who has participated in the roots and folk music scenes in Montreal and St. John's, NL since 2005. You can find him most Thursday nights at Grumpy's Bar on Bishop as one of the long-time hosts of the Thursday night bluegrass and old-time country jam session.