Léo (à Pat) Aucoin was born May 27th, 1923 in St. Joseph du Moine near Chéticamp in Cape Breton. He was a collector and singer of traditional Acadian songs, many of which were later published by Père Anselme Chiasson. Léo started singing at an early age and provided the entertainment for many house parties, especially during Mardi Gras and the Chandeleur. He sang with only the accompaniment of his foot tapping, and loved to just sing by himself for hours, just sitting in a chair. Later in life he wrote down his songs in notebooks and recorded 150 songs for a Heritage Canada project. He also made a compilation CD of 21 songs in 2002. Below you can listen to one of his songs and also try out some links for more information on Léo.