Biography:William Gagnon

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William Gagnon

 Given name:     William
 Middle name:     
 Family name:     Gagnon
 Place of birth:     
 Place of death:     Jonquière-Nord, Quebec
 Year of birth:     1901
 Year of death:     1979
 Profile:     Musician
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Biographical notes

WILLIAM GAGNON (1901-1979) was a fiddler from Jonquière-Nord, Quebec, near Chicoutimi, north of Quebec City, located on the Saguenay River, about equidistant from the St. Lawerence River and Lac-Saint-Jean. His fiddling repertoire was representative of the Saguenay region, learned in part from his father, also a fiddler. Gagnon worked as a carpenter, but played for local events such as dances and weddings, both solo and with groups. He performed for ten years at the Carnaval de Jonquière-Nord. See "William Gagnon Tune."