mudcat.org: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks

Related threads:
New (old) IWW Songbook available (21)
Songbook: Come all ye bold miners (9)
New songbook:Francis & Day's Community Song Album (11)
A folklore book shelf (13)
Songbooks: A Basic Folk Library (96)
the Little Red Songbook--I.W.W. (93)
BU Praise& Worship Songbook Text (6)
The Bosses' Songbook (26)
songbook bibliography (44)
Books about Folk (41)
(origins) Origins: Big Red Songbook (6)
'Early One Morning' Songbook - details? (15)
old song folios (4)
A Singer's Songbook - new site (7)
Bootlegging era songbooks (17)
Burns songbooks (5)
Kids'CD/songbook from Teaching Tolerance (6)
Folklore: Do you have songbooks with toasts? (9)
Need in-print songbook suggestions (4)
Question for Masato (re: songbooks) (20)
Songbook review: When This Bloody War Is Over (6)
Irish Folk Music Songbook (5)
New CD & Songbook- Dave & Julie Evardson (3)
Revival Reprints (5)
Songbook: Ascher and Little Jimmy (3)
Help Me Find This Songbook (17)
Folk Revival Songbooks (4)
what do you want from a songbook (44)
Ruby Pickens Tartt Collect. of Folk Song (11)
New Resource - Basic Folk Library (18)
Help: Cowboy Songbooks Preservation Project (30)
Help: Barn Dance Songbook Preservation Projec (14)
Irish sergeant's Civil War Songbook (18)
Any songbook publishers here? Need help (15)
'Long Steel Rail' (railroad songbook reissued) (31)
Ulster Songbook (13)
Favorite songbooks - in print or out (4)
Title of old songbook? IOCA Song Fest (16)
Searching for Songbooks (39)
Songbooks for parties (16)
Songbook recommendations (38)
Country/Bluegrass Gospel Songbooks (7)
MIDI Music Sing Along Songbook w/ Lyrics (3)
Japanese bluegrass lyrics site (8)
Sinn Fein Songbook (6)
Help: Searching for a songbook (7)
Sinn Féin songbook (9)


GUEST,Chris 10 Oct 02 - 01:58 AM
weerover 10 Oct 02 - 03:42 AM
Susan of DT 10 Oct 02 - 04:45 AM
Anglo 10 Oct 02 - 09:43 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 10 Oct 02 - 03:40 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 10 Oct 02 - 03:48 PM
Nerd 10 Oct 02 - 03:55 PM
John MacKenzie 10 Oct 02 - 05:45 PM
Jack Lewin 11 Oct 02 - 12:28 PM
GUEST 11 Oct 02 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,Chris 17 Oct 02 - 08:58 PM
michaelr 18 Oct 02 - 08:28 PM
Vinland 19 Oct 02 - 08:47 AM
pastorpest 19 Oct 02 - 05:13 PM
raredance 20 Oct 02 - 01:13 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:







Subject: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 01:58 AM

I'm wondering if anyone out there has any knowledge of any Maritime Province or Canadian traditional folksong books. I play in a band
carneyscorner.com/Dockside.html that does alot of this music and I'm always looking for more material.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Chris


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: weerover
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 03:42 AM

Penguin Book of Canadian folksongs (published by Penguin, I think)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: Susan of DT
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 04:45 AM

Helen Creighton has several collections:
    Folksongs From Southern New Brunswick    Songs and Ballads from Naova Scotia
    Maritime Folk Songs
    and others
Edith Fowke
    Lumbering Songs from the Northern Woods
    Folk Songs of Canada
    Folk Songs of Quebec
    Traditional Singers and Songs of Ontario
MacEdward Leach
    Folk Ballads & Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast
Maud Karpeles
    Folk-Songs from Newfoundland


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: Anglo
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 09:43 AM

3 volumes of Somgs From the Newfoundland Outports by Kenneth Peacock. A lot of this stuff (probably this, and certainly some of the Creighton) is available through the National Museum of Canada in Ottawa.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 03:40 PM

Chris,
Hi we have recently seen a reprint of Folksongs of the MAritimes. IT is edited by Kaye Pottie and Vernon Ellis, both of whom are famous in the regional musical circles. The book is published by Formac Publishing in both paper and "boards"(?). ISBN = 0-88780-200-1 for the paper, which may be the ONLY one currently in print. There was a mention of a Teacher's Guide as well.

There is a web-site at

Formac Publishing


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 03:48 PM

Oh yes, here is the back cover blurb

The Maritime provinces have a rich heritage of folksongs The regsion's mix of cultures andpeople includes Scottish, Irish, English, French, German and Afro-American. Seafaring, logging, fishing and farming are long established and well reflected in the folksong traditions. So are songs of courtship and love, tragedy, voyages and adventure.


The songs in this collection have been chosen because they are enjoyable to sing, for people of all ages. There are 90 songs in all, including versions of well-known songs such as When the Saints Go Marchin' In and The Nova Scotia Song as well as less familiar tunes.


For each song there is a brief introduction, chording information, the melodic line and words to all the verses.

This book is based on the collections of Helen Creighton and other distinguished Maritime folklorists. Authors Kaye Pottie and Vernon Ellis reviewed thousands of folksongs in these collections to cull the selection included in this book. Many are published here for the first time.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: Nerd
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 03:55 PM

Sandy (aka Edward D.) Ives has two books of folksongs from PEI. The second of them, I believe, comes with a CD of field recordings.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 05:45 PM

I've got a Leonard Cohen song book, and I got a Joni Mitchell song book. Do they count? Seriously though folks I've also got Folk songs of Canada from 1954, by the Waterloo Music Co. of Waterloo Ontario.
failte.....Giok


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: Jack Lewin
Date: 11 Oct 02 - 12:28 PM

Hi chris, I write song lyrics many of wihch are of maritime themes, (I am from the east coast of Canada) would you be interested in seeing some of my lyrics, I just started writing about a year ago and I am looking for someone to perform and arrange my work
jack


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 02 - 12:37 PM

I don"t think Newfoundland is actually a "Maritime " Province..is it ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 08:58 PM

Wow!!! What a responce. Thank you all!
Jack, I'm always interested in original material. I wrote many of the songs on my bands recent CD. Check out the bands web site and email me your lyrics and music through there if you want to. Dockside
Once again thanks to all. I am going out of town next week so I will check out all the info when I get back
Chris


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: michaelr
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 08:28 PM

Hi Chris, where ya goin'?

Michael


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: Vinland
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 08:47 AM

Chris,

You might check out my web site (www.vinlandmusic.ca). I publish piano/ vocal/ guitar arrangements of Newfoundland and Labrador music. I also collect and research music of this place, so can often help you track down a song.

Newfoundland isn't technically a Maritime province (the term was coined before we joined Canada in 1949) though we're often lumped in with the others. The correct term is "Atlantic Provinces".

EW


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: pastorpest
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 05:13 PM

We will be a long time exhausting Maritime folk songs in print (and out of print). The mention of Helen Creighton and Edith Fowke already listed is important. Also look for "Canadian Vibrations" edited by Edith Fowke and published in 1972 by Macmillan in Canada. Canadian vibrations includes old songs and songs through the 1960's. Allister MacGillvary has pubished two excellent large anthologies "The Cape Breton Song Collection" and "The Nova Scotia Song Collection" Sea-Cape Music Ltd. They can be purchased from Allister MacGillvary's own web-site. "Catch Ahold of This One..." edited by Eric West are Newfoundland and Labrador collections of at least two and possibly three volumes published by Vinland Music. "Favourite Songs of Newfoundland" edited by Alan Mills is another. I know I have seen collections of songs for both Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick but my mind is not coming up with titles.

Good luck with the song search!

JB


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Canadian, Maritime Province Songbooks
From: raredance
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 01:13 AM

"Sea Songs and Ballads from Nineteenth Century Nova Scotia" edited by Edith Fowke (1981 Folklorica Press)

"Old-Time Songs and Poetry of Newfoundalnd" Gerald S Doyle; 4th Edition 1966 (the earliest edition is 1927, I don't know if there have been any since 1966) Gerald S Doyle Limited, St John's Newfoundland.

"We'll Rant and We'll Roar: More All Timne Favorite Songs of Newfoundland Volume 2" edited by Lyle Drake. 2000 Tilt Hill PUblishing, Torbay, NF.    There's also a Volume 1

"Come A Singing! Canadian Folk-Songs" Barbeau, Lismer & Bourinot. 1947 (reprinted 1959) National Museum of Canada, Bulletin No 107, Ottawa

"And Now the Fields Are Green, A Collection of Coal Mining Songs in Canada" John C O'Donnell. 1992 University College of Ca[pe Breton Press, Sydney, NS

"Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland" Elisabeth Bristol Greenleaf. 1933, Harvard University Press (reprint ed 1968, Folklore Associates, Hatboro, PA

rich r


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 22 September 3:28 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.