Sullivan Aguillard Interview

Every Christmas my husband Marc Savoy, fiddler Wade Frugé and I would play a Christmas dance and the local Catholic church. Our children would come along and there was always a Santa with a Cajun accent (easily recognizable local farmer) and a gumbo and all the local neighbors would come. It was always such a special, intimate old time church party. At these parties there was always a character whistling, singing songs, old ballads, flirting with everyone. It was Sullivan Aguillard, local ballad singer form Eunice! Of course I had to interview him at his huge, unpainted Acadian farm house. His wife, Yvette, would sing along with him in a shaky octave higher key which gave a strange feel to the songs.

– Ann Savoy

  • Sullivan Aguillard, 1986 00:00
Interviewee: Sullian Aguillard
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
Date: 1986
Location: His Home
Language: English

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