MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

The Communities

During his travels of 1950, MacEdward Leach collected songs and stories from many communities in Cape Breton and Newfoundland. To find out more about these visits, click on the maps on the "Introduction" pages, or on the community names below.

Cape Breton Communities

Introduction to Cape Breton Island | Benacadie | Castle Bay | Deepdale | Dunvegan | Englishtown | Giant's Lake, Upper South River | Gillisdale | Hillsdale | Inverness | North River Bridge | The North Shore | Piper's Glen | Skir Dhu | St. Ann's | Sydney and Area |

Newfoundland Communities

(* indicates a new addition to the site)

| Introduction to Newfoundland | Biscay Bay* | Calvert | Cape Broyle | Cape Ray | Curling | Fermeuse* | Flatrock | Mall Bay * | Port au Port | Port Aux Basques | Portugual Cove South* | Pouch Cove | Renews*| St. Catherine's *| St. Georges | St. Mary's* | St. Shott's* | St.Vincent's* | Tors Cove | Trepassey* |


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