“Sounds Like History”: where historic music comes alive!

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the “Sounds Like History” podcast series. Created in collaboration with Canada's History Society, each episode explores old songs which have entertained, soothed and moved many generations of Canadians. The initial series of the podcast will feature six episodes, three in English and three in French.

In each of them, music experts from LAC will introduce a song taken from our Virtual Gramophone devoted to the early days of recorded sound in Canada.

One at a time, archivists Rachelle Chiasson-Taylor and Maureen Nevins, and librarian Joseph Trivers, will reveal the stories behind a chosen song, and share the stories of its composers and performers, as well as its historical context.

Listen to the first episode on canadashistory.ca/soundslikehistory (subscription is free), SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher

Visit our Virtual Gramophone to learn more about our country’s musical heritage.

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