Conversation Station

I'm really interested in creating a space where people feel very comfortable expressing themselves culturally…which I think is hard to do in American society.”Martha PellerinMeet
Martha Pellerin
Musician and community
organizer in the Franco-
American community


Martha Pellerin grew up in Barre
in a house full of music. When she saw
her cultural traditions slowly disappearing into mainstream American culture—
even within the Franco-American community—she became an active proponent of collecting and performing
the music of her childhood and connecting newer generations of Franco-Americans
to their cultural heritage.





To begin your conversation, choose a question below and push the button to begin.

click here! As a child, what was it like to live in two cultures?

click here! What do you hope to achieve with your music?


Dedicated to the memory of Martha Pellerin.
Music courtesy of the Pellerin Drury family.
Interview conducted by the Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury.


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