MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
MacEdward Leach (MUNFLA Photograph # P10765b)

MacEdward Leach: Biography

MacEdward Leach (1897-1967) was one of North America's most widely respected folklorists. Among his many merits, he was scholar of literature, folklore and language. His work greatly influenced the development of folklore as an academic discipline, and introduced subsequent scholars and folk enthusiasts to the vast diversity of North American cultures.

To fully understand his time in Atlantic Canada, it helps to know more about this important figure in terms of his: