Edith Butler

Profile:
Born: Marie Nicole Butler on July 27, 1942 in Paquetville, New Brunswick.

New Brunswick native Butler became a country music fan at an early age while listening to the radio growing up. After leaving home to attend Notre-Dame-de-l'Acadie her brother gave her a guitar and she began playing for boarders in her convent. It was there that she also educated herself about her Acadian heritage and began writing music based on Acadian lore.

To make ends meet while pursuing her musical vocation she would teach at various New Brunswick schools. In 1964 she made her television debut on CBC-TV's 'Singalong Jubilee' performing in both official languages. She also had a leading role in the National Film Board production of Les Acadiens de la dispersion (1964). Following two years of teaching, she went to Laval University to pursue a Master of Arts degree.

Her first album, 'Chansons D'acadie', came out in 1969 and led to her featured performance at the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan. After which she continued her educational studies before delving into her music career full-time with 1973's 'Avant D'etre Depaysee' LP.

In 1975, following her album 'L'acadie S'marie', she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Thoughout the '80's she continued releasing albums and upgraded her folk stylings to include contemporary sounds including dance material.
She guest starred in the CBC series The Jubilee Years in the fall of 1992.

Butler was one of four Canadian musicians pictured on the second Canada Post stamp series of Canadian Recording Artists in July 2, 2009. Also that year, she received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

Albums
1969 Chansons d'Acadie (RCI) 390
1973 Avant d'être dépaysée (Columbia) FS-90156
1974 L'Acadie s'marie (Columbia) FS-90274
1976 Edith Butler (SPPS) PS-19909
1978 L'Espoir (SPPS) PS-19904
1979 Asteur qu'on est là (SPPS) PS-19905
1980 Edith Butler à Paquetville (SPPS) PS-19911
1981 Je m'appelle Edith (SPPS) PS-19916
1983 De Paquetville à Paris (Kappa) KPL-1111
1984 Un million de fois je t'aime (Kappa) KPL-1112
1985 Le Party d'Edith (Vamp) PAR-7007
1986 12 Grands succès d'Édith Butler (Vamp) PAR-7008
1986 ...et le party continue! (Star) PAR-7009
1987 Party pour danser (Star) STR-8003
1990 Edith Butler (Kappa) KA-1990
1992 Ça swingue (Kappa) KA-2525
1995 Edith à l'année longue (Kappa) KA-2526
2003 Madame Butlerfly (Kappa) KA-2729

with LEMAY, ARSENAULT
1977 C'est la récréation (SPPS) XPS-19906

with LEMAY
1980 Barbichon, barbiché (SPPS) PS-19914
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Variations:
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Artist

Edith Butler Discography Tracks

Albums

Edith Butler - Chansons D'Acadie... album art Edith Butler Chansons D'Acadie... (Album) Radio Canada International Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Edith Butler - Avant D'Être Dépaysée album art Edith Butler Avant D'Être Dépaysée (Album) Columbia Canada 1973 Sell This Version
FS 90274 Edith Butler - L'acadie S'Marie album art Edith Butler L'acadie S'Marie(LP, Album) CBS FS 90274 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
PS-19909 Edith Butler - Edith Butler album art Edith Butler Edith Butler(LP, Album) SPPS Disques PS-19909 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
Edith Butler - Chansons Enfantines No 1 album art Jacqueline Lemay, Angèle Arsenault, Edith Butler Jacqueline Lemay, Angèle Arsenault, Edith Butler - Chansons Enfantines No 1 (Album) Fontana Canada 1977 Sell This Version
PS-19904 Edith Butler - L'espoir album art Edith Butler L'espoir(LP, Album) SPPS Disques PS-19904 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Edith Butler - Asteur Qu'On Est Là.... album art Edith Butler Asteur Qu'On Est Là.... (Album) SPPS Disques France 1979 Sell This Version
Edith Butler - Edith Butler À Paquetville album art Edith Butler Edith Butler À Paquetville (Album) Spps France 1980 Sell This Version
PS-19916 Edith Butler - Je M'appelle Edith album art Edith Butler Je M'appelle Edith(LP, Album) PolyGram PS-19916 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
KPL-1111 Edith Butler - De Paquetville à Paris album art Edith Butler De Paquetville à Paris(LP) Kappa KPL-1111 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
815 971 Edith Butler - Je M'Appelle Edith album art Edith Butler Je M'Appelle Edith(LP) Polydor 815 971 France 1983 Sell This Version
KPL 1112 Edith Butler - Un Million De Fois Je T'aime album art Edith Butler Un Million De Fois Je T'aime(LP, Album) Kappa KPL 1112 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Edith Butler - Le Party D'Édith  album art Edith Butler Le Party D'Édith (Album) Party (2) Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Edith Butler - ... Et Le Party Continue album art Edith Butler ... Et Le Party Continue (Album) Party (2) Canada 1986 Sell This Version
826 910-1 Edith Butler - Diggy Liggy Lo... Ma Mère Chantait Toujours Le Party D'Édith  album art Edith Butler Diggy Liggy Lo... Ma Mère Chantait Toujours Le Party D'Édith (LP, Album, RE) Disques Ibach 826 910-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
Edith Butler - Party Pour Danser album art Edith Butler Party Pour Danser (Album) Les Disques Star Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Edith Butler - Drôle D'hiver album art Edith Butler Drôle D'hiver Kappa Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Edith Butler - Ça Swingue! album art Edith Butler Ça Swingue! (Album) Kappa Canada 1992 Sell This Version
KACD-2729 Edith Butler - Madame Butlerfly album art Édith Butler* Madame Butlerfly(CD, Album) Kappa KACD-2729 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
TMUCD5878 Edith Butler - Le Retour album art Édith Butler* Le Retour(CD, Album) Tandem.mu TMUCD5878 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
H2 Edith Butler - CBC Radio Canada Transcription album art Gene MacLellan, Edith Butler Gene MacLellan, Edith Butler - CBC Radio Canada Transcription(LP, Transcription) CBC Radio Canada H2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
KA-4-1990 Edith Butler Edith Butler(Cass, Album) Kappa KA-4-1990 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
PS 19914 Edith Butler - Barbichon, Barbiché album art Jacqueline Lemay, Edith Butler Jacqueline Lemay, Edith Butler - Barbichon, Barbiché(LP, Album) SPPS Disques PS 19914 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

C4-4000 Edith Butler - Au Bout Des Chansons (Peace Brother) album art Edith Butler Au Bout Des Chansons (Peace Brother)(7", Single) Columbia C4-4000 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
CBS 2599 Edith Butler - Avant D'Être Dépaysée album art Edith Butler Avant D'Être Dépaysée(7", Single) CBS CBS 2599 France 1974 Sell This Version