Un Canadien Errant

Un Canadien errant

Un Canadien Errant arranged by Canadian composer Mark Sirett tells the story of a rebel exiled from his homeland after the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837-38. This poignant folk tune expresses the pain of exile and the longing to return home. The song was made popular by Ian & Sylvia – a Canadian folk duo who introduced Americans to this folk song on their debut album in 1962. It closes with this final lament – “No, but while dying, O my dear Canada! My longing look will go toward you.” Canzona will sing this with piano at our Singtime in Paris concert, and then with orchestra at Mission San Miguel with Symphony of the Vines on April 6th at 3pm.