Scott and I spent a lovely vacation in Quebec City, Quebec Canada this week. The old city is gorgeous with many restaurants, shops, museums and historical sites. We averaged 8 miles of walking per day over steep streets, and enjoyed every second of it.
Of course, I am always on the lookout for indigenous musical instruments wherever I travel, and I picked up this fabulous pair of wooden spoons handmade out of maple by Richard Cyr. There were three sizes and this one is the largest. They are very similar to the Cajun spoons we use in Louisiana Cajun music. Just like in Louisiana, musical spoons are part of Canada’s musical heritage. They add rhythm to folk music.
For a how-to video and more information on these particular Canadian spoons, check out www.musicalspoons.ca.