To fully understand the song, one must know of the one who sang it. MacEdward Leach recorded the following traditional singers during his trip to Cape Breton and Newfoundland:
Angus MacIsaac | Angus "The Ridge" MacDonald | Catherine Patterson and Lucy Byrne | Michael S. MacNeil | Hector Campbell | Margaret Gillis | Hector Carmichael | Dan Morrison | Kenny MacLeod | Alexander Kerr | Malcolm Angus MacLeod | Lauchie MacLellan | George MacAskill | John Campbell | Alex MacKinnon and Hector MacKinnon | Duncan MacClain (MacLean)
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Michael MacMullin of Sydney | Mrs MacCorich (MacQuarrie?) | John Beaton | Archie E. Gillis of Deepdale | Roderick MacLellan of Piper's Glen | John MacLeod of The North Shore| John Matheson, St.Ann's.
Newfoundland kitchen party in Cape Broyle. Photo by Carolyn Hawkins. Used by permission.
Helen Dunphy | Mary Dunphy | Maggie Luby | Margaret (Patsy) Luby | Alphonse O'Driscoll | Clare O'Driscoll | Lou and Mrs. L. O'Driscoll | Mrs. J. O'Driscoll | Bride Power | John Power | Agnes Powers | John Thomas Powers | Mrs. John Powers | Winifred Powers
Gerald Aylward | Mike Carey | Bride Duggan | Mike Kent | Angus McDonald | Ned Martin | Jim O'Brien | Will O'Brien | Patrick Power | Mrs. Matilda Rice | Jim Rice | Ned Rice | Jim Rossiter | Monica Rossiter | Ann(ie) Whalen | Mary Whalen | May Whalen | Madonna Walsh | Mike Whelan
Port Aux Basques: Lewis Savery | R. Sheaves
Cape Ray: Stanley Insha | Mrs. Peter Mushrow | Ernest Poole
Curling: Mrs. Stephen Rowsell
Port au Port: Alexander March | Theresa White
St. Georges: John A. McLellan
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