Marcel Aymar

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Marcel Aymar (born Baie Sainte-Marie, Nova Scotia) [1] is a franco-ontarian musician, composer, writer and actor. [2] He moved to Sudbury, Ontario in 1972 as a teen and was a founding member of the popular franco-ontarian group CANO, playing guitar. [2] [3] During this time, he also helped manage the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario.


Aymar and two other musicians wrote the theme song for CBC Television The National and SRC's Soirée du Hockey, the French equivalent to Hockey Night in Canada . [1] He also wrote the soundtrack for the film Jerome's Secret (Le secret de Jérôme), [4] and toured with Robert Paquette and Paul Demers as the performing group Paquette-Aymar-Demers. [5]

In 2003, he recorded his self-titled debut solo album, Aymar. The album is very diverse, featuring folk cajun styles, rock songs ("Dans un café américain à Paris"), and even ballads.

In 2009, Aymar was awarded the "Prix Hommage" at the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique's 5th "Gala des prix Trille Or. [2]


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