Un dimanche à Kyoto

Stories and songs Gilles Vigneault Illustrations Stéphane Jorisch Singers Luce Dufault, Garou, Pierre Lapointe, Luc De Larochellière, Martin Léon, Ariane Moffatt, Jessica Vigneault

The title track Comptine en mode zen tells the story of a Cajun musician who lives with his Japanese partner in Kyoto, enjoying Sunday afternoon jam sessions with friends from far away places. The other songs on the album will give you the chance to meet Joe’s mother who snorts like a hog, to fall in love with little Miss Adèle who calls herself Hello and to bump into a rooster who serves eggs for breakfast… It’s zany-crazy and you’ll love it !
Age: 2-7 / Pub date: 2004


Gilles Vigneault, a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, is hailed as one of Canada’s most important music figures of the 20th century, especially as a champion Québécois folksinger. His work often evokes his great love of nature and the passion he has for his hometown - Natashquan, a remote, wind-swept village on the banks of the St. Lawrence. He has received numerous distinctions including the "Grand prix du disque de l'Académie Charles-Cros" in France and the "Médaille Vermeil" by the City of Paris.


Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Ruth-Schwartz Children’s Book Award and The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil.

Quotes from the press

“A beautiful journey, a bit of poetry and humanity”

“Great songs for kids and grown-ups alike”

“We can already predict that several songs will be hits”


Coup de Coeur jeunesse Charles-Cros

Bibliothèque de Paris (Official selection)

Coup de coeur Chorus (France)

Fnac-Mino Award (finalist)