Red River Jig

Today is Louis Riel Day here in Manitoba, Canada.  It seems like a fitting time to post a fabulous picture I recently received from a cousin.

It’s a picture of Mémère, at the age of 81, dancing the traditional Metis Red River Jig.

Red River Jig

Red River Jig

The party is taking place in the basement of her son Joe’s home on Kensington Street.  Clapping and watching are Joe, his sister Irene, and me.  I love the smile on Mémère’s face!

You can listen to the tune being played by the renowned Andy DeJarlais here.

You can see award winner Ryan Richard jigging here.

 

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5 thoughts on “Red River Jig

  1. Just knew that you were going to show Memere dancing the jig. So nice to see and nice you are in the picture also.. Enjoyed watching and listening to the music also. Thanks Jackie….Helen Hogue

  2. Nice photo! I wish you had a video of your grandmother dancing the jig! It looks amazing.

  3. Wonderful! Let’s hope we will be jigging when we are that age!

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