Account by Patrick Morency
Collection of the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon
This video was recorded by the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon on 16 January 2019 in Montmagny, Quebec.
Patrick Morency sitting in front of piano and talking about his memories of the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon
Off-camera voice: Good evening. Could you please tell us your name and talk about the first show you ever saw at the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon?
Patrick Morency: My name is Patrick Morency. I’ve spent my entire life in Montmagny. I have a special connection to the festival because it’s where I went on my very first date with my current girlfriend. Well, she’s my wife now. So the first time I went to the Carrefour de l’accordéon must have been in 1994, since it was my first date with my girlfriend. I was living with my parents, close to the festival. But we weren’t quite sure what to do. We knew each other a little, but we didn’t know what to do. I said: “Why don’t we go to the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon? They say it’s interesting.” So that’s how we ended up going to Manoir Couillard-Dupuis. We talked to the different craftsmen and watched the performances. That’s why I remember it so well.