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Jim Corcoran

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Jim Corcoran (born 10 February 1949 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) received a degree in , Massachusetts towards the end of the 1960s. 1960. Formerly a seminarian, he returned to in 1970 intending to teach Latin at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, practicing the guitar during his free time. His first language was English, but would base his music career on the French language.

In 1972, he formed the duo Jim et Bertrand with Bertrand Gosselin and began performing in the Eastern Townships. During the 1970s, the group was associated with Quebec folk music. Corcoran began a solo career in francophone music after the group disbanded in 1979.

In the late 1980s, he became host of the program À Propos, featuring French music artists to the English network’s audiences. À Propos remains on the CBC Radio One schedule as of 2006.

He also portrayed the part of David in performances of the opera Nelligan in 1990.

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