Like the beautiful migratory bird celebrated in this song, Newfoundlander Mary Barry one day put down roots in another land, Québec, a land rich in language and a culture with which she fell deeply in love.
Since that time, this multiple award-winning artist (and highly acclaimed artist in the Anglophone world) has integrated la chanson française into her repertoire. In 2010, she launched Chansons irisées, her first full-length Francophone album, which went on to be nominated for the 2011 ECMA Francophone Album of the Year.
Les engoulevents, one of the songs from this album, was recorded under the direction of the late Bruno Fecteau, long-time musical director for the great Québécois legend Gilles Vigneault. Les engoulevents is dedicated to Bruno Fecteau.
Les Engoulevents, the song :
Words and music: Christine Bernard Performance: Mary Barry Arrangements: Bruno Fecteau Musicians: Bruno Fecteau, Christine Bernard, Richard Lavoie, Daniel Breton, Sébastien Dubois and Michel Dubeau
Les Engoulevents, the filmeo :
Vocal performance: Mary Barry Choreography/dance performance: Louise Moyes Director: Xavier Georges Cinematography: Nigel Markham Editing: Nigel Markham and Xavier Georges Online editing: Steve Cook Production Technicians: Rob Monette, Aneirin Thomas, and Arthur Haynes
A Mary Barry production in collaboration with Sibelle Productions – Xavier Georges