- Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections
- Mariposa Folk Foundation fonds
- Acadian Music
Consists of audio recording of a concert of Acadian music performed by Edith Butler and Donat Lacroix. Recording begins with a brief history of Acadians by Edith Butler followed by her performance of "Il me n'a voit a l'ecole(?)" and "Le Dix D'Avril". Each song begins with a story about the song to be performed by either Butler or Lacroix and leads into the music. The songs are duets with interchanging vocals. Donat Lacroix performs "Le p'tit bateau," "Derriere chez-nous y'a un joli bocage" or "Derriere chez-nous y'a un champ de pois." Together Lacroix and Butler perform "Le mal de dents" followed by Butler performing "Le p'tit boeuf" (a song about an old maid who is angry that she can not find a husband). Butler then sings "Au chant de l'allouette" and an untitled song. Lacroix sings "Un si gros cure," a humorous song about a parish priest and describes a bawdy wordplay with the French "Cure", followed by (30:53- as if the recording jumps forward might be farther ahead into the song- sung by Lacroix). "Le p'tit mari" which he explains is a song sung in both French and English. Lacroix then sings "La drole de vieille," about a ninety year old woman, with Butler adding vocal accompaniment followed by Butler performing "C'est une chanson d'amour" sung in Chicac. Recording ends at 42:02. This concert was performed at the Mariposa Folk Festival on 6 July 1973 from 12:30 to 14:00 on the Area 2 stage.