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Jean Carignan

Plaque is located in front of Patty's Pub.

Jean Carignan was born in Levis Quebec in 1916. Learning from his father from the age of 4, by 5 years old he was playing on the streets to help his family’s finances.


His fondest wish was to have been classically trained. While he was apprenticed to a shoemaker at age 11, and during the 20 years spent driving his own cab, he continued to play the fiddle.
Highlights in his career included concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Newport Folk Festival.


Achievements:Member of the Order of Canada • Honorary
Doctor of Music (McGill) • 3 Command Performances
(Queen Elizabeth II).
Ti-Jean was never destined to be a classical violinist, but through the years he gave trad- itional music a new life. He significantly enhanced the art of fiddling around theworld.