Irene Coady was born Irene Labreque in Salem, Massachusetts in 1933. Her parents, who had come to Lewiston from Quebec, moved back to Lewiston during her childhood. In this interview she talks about the importance of music to her heritage and her family's Christmas traditions. She also talks candidly about her experience at an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This interview was recorded with the assistance of Story Bank Maine. Also included: transcript and photograph.