Gilles Vigneault, born in Natashquan
, Canada October 27
, is the most widely known author-poet-composer-performer in the province and the Francophone world as a whole.
He studied at Université Laval, and was involved in poetry and theatre. He started off his carreer as a poet and teacher, but began singing publically in 1960, and has been so doing since. In the 1970s, he became very engaged in politics, and his songs reflected his attitude. He toured in english-speaking Canada, and became known across the country. In 1980, he lobbied for the separation of the nation of Québec from the country of Canada. He writes songs, poems, and short stories for adult and child audiences.
He has toured Québec, France, Belgium and Switzerland. He possesses quite a few honourary doctorates from universities in Ontario, Québec, and France.
My favourite song by Gilles Vigneault is Tout l'monde est malheureux.
He has published two children's plays, Titom, and Léo à Vélo.
GILLES VIGNEAULT (1962)
GILLES VIGNEAULT CHANTE ET RÉCITE (1963)
GILLES VIGNEAULT vol. 3 (1964)
À LA COMÉDIE-CANADIENNE (1965)
MON PAYS (1966)
GILLES VIGNEAULT ENREGISTRÉ À PARIS (1966)
LA MANIKOUTAI (1967)
LE NORD DU NORD (1968)
LES VOYAGEURS (1969)
MUSICORAMA: OLYMPIA 1969 (1969)
LES GRANDS SUCCÈS DE GILLES VIGNEAULT (compilation, 1971)
LE TEMPS QU'IL FAIT SUR MON PAYS (1971)
C'EST LE TEMPS (compilation, 1971)
PAYS DU FOND DE MOI (1973)
TNM 73 (1973)
J'AI PLANTÉ UN CHÊNE (1976)
À L'ENCRE BLANCHE (1977)
GILLES VIGNEAULT À BOBINO (1977)
COMMENT VOUS DONNER DES NOUVELLES (1978)
LES QUATRE SAISONS DE PIQUOT (1978)
AVEC LES MOTS DU DIMANCHE (1979)
QUELQUES PAS DANS L'UNIVERS D'ÉVA (1981)
COMBIEN DE FOIS FAUT-IL PARLER D'AMOUR (1982)
UN JOUR, JE FERAI MON GRAND CERF-VOLANT (1983)
CHANSONS, CONTES ET COMPTINES (1986)
METS DONC TES PLUS BELLES CHANSONS ENSEMBLE (1986)
LES ÎLES (1987)
1960-1990: CHEMIN FAISANT, CENT ET UNE CHANSONS (1990)
LE CHANT DU PORTAGEUR (1992)
C'EST AINSI QUE J'ARRIVE À TOI (1996)