Gilles Vigneault is a Canadian French-speaking poet, publisher, singer-songwriter, and Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist. Two of his songs are considered by many to be Quebec's unofficial anthems: "Mon pays" and "Gens du pays", and his line Mon pays ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver became a proverb in Quebec. Vigneault is a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec, Knight of the Legion of Honour, and Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
|Born:||Oct 27, 1928, Natashquan, Quebec, Canada|
|Occupation(s):||Poet, publisher, singer-songwriter|
|Website:||Gilles Vigneault's Official site|
|IMDb:||Gilles Vigneault's IMDb|
About Gilles Vigneault
Canadian poet, musician, and publisher associated with the development of the Quebecois chanson (song). His numerous chanson recordings include A la Comedie-Canadienne, Mon Pays, and Le Nord du Nord.
He studied at a seminary in Rimouski before opening a publishing house in 1959.
His song "Mon Pays" -- included on the soundtrack of a 1965 film -- built his reputation as a singer/songwriter.
His seven children were named Louis, Pascale, Michel, Guillame, Francois, Jessica, and Benjamin.
He and fellow poet Emile Nelligan were both born in Quebec.
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- Music of Quebec
- Culture of Quebec - The Culture of Quebec emerged over the last few hundred years, resulting predominantly from the shared history of the French-speaking North Americans majority in Quebec.
- Prix Denise-Pelletier winners
- Songwriters from Quebec
- Canadian expatriates in France
- Grand Officers of the National Order of Quebec
- Governor General's Performing Arts Award winners
- Singers from Quebec
- Canadian poets in French
- French-language singers of Canada
- Officiers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
- Writers from Quebec
- Université Laval alumni
- Canadian male poets