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Visitors look at pictures and posters of the french singer Edith Piaf displayed…

Visitors look at pictures and posters of the french singer Edith Piaf displayed…

«December 19, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great french singer Edith Piaf. Here she is pictured in a montage of expressions from…»

December 19 2015 marks the anniversary of the birth of the great french singer Edith Piaf. Here she is pictured in a montage of expressions from (Allan GrantThe LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

The show tells the story of Edith Piaf and the discovery of Miss McCollam and Miss McHugh. It highlights the links between Kilkenny’s St Fiachra and both Paris and the birth of Edith Gassion.

The show tells the story of Edith Piaf and the discovery of Miss McCollam and Miss McHugh. It highlights the links between Kilkenny’s St Fiachra and both Paris and the birth of Edith Gassion.

France remembers centenary of the birth of Edith Piaf in shadow of Paris attacks. 12-20-15

France remembers centenary of the birth of Edith Piaf in shadow of Paris attacks

The Styrous® Viewfinder: Edith Piaf á la Bibliothèque nationale de France (French National Library)

The Styrous® Viewfinder: Edith Piaf á la Bibliothèque nationale de France (French National Library)

French singer Edith Piaf performs in 1960 on stage at the Olympia concert hall in Paris. One hundred years after her birth, Piaf remains an icon of Paris to the world, as shown by the many tributes to the capital through her songs after the attacks of Nov. 13. | AFP-JIJI

Events set to fete centennial of Edith Piaf's birth as alto's wail still resonates on both sides of Atlantic

France marked the centenary of Edith Piaf's birth Saturday with added poignancy barely a month after the Paris attacks targeting the very joie-de-vivre that she embodied.

Edith Piaf in Montmartre, Paris, 1936.

Edith Piaf’s Paris: exploring the Little Sparrow’s city

France celebrates singer Edith Piaf with exhibition for centenary of her birth

Dramatic life of the Little Sparrow, the nation’s most famous singer, is remembered at the national library in Paris in year she would have turned 100

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