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Barry Ancelet on Dennis McGee (1988)

En Français



Genre: French, Interview

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-10-16

Duration: 00:12:38

Subjects: French language | McGee, Dennis | Fiddlers | Cajun music | Ancelet, Barry Jean


  • Melancon, Yves Interviewer
  • Ancelet, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the October 16, 1988, episode of the series “En Francais” features Yves Melancon’s interview with Dr. Barry Ancelet, a professor at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. He discusses the life and career of 94-year-old Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee, including his friendship with black accordion player Amedee Ardoin, his time playing music with his brother-in-law Sady Courville, and his influence on Cajun music.