• 1960s recordings of folk songs in the British tradition, as well as locally-composed songs, collected from the South Coast island communities of Ramea and Grole
• singers Robert Childs, 11-year old Chloe Kendall, Joseph Jackman and veteran performer Gordon Kendall; song-maker Robert Langdon; accordion tunes by Wilfred Childs
• modern arrangements of 3 songs by Pamela Morgan, Jim Payne and Glen Collins
• 60-page accompanying booklet rich with local historical information, photos, song texts, and an essay concerning the new arrangements, providing a basis for discussion about tradition and modernity in Newfoundland
• short spoken commentary by collector Jesse Fudge
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A comic song about the smuggling operations along the South Coast that gave rise to many stories. Although this is a comic song, real life experiences for smugglers were often dangerous.
This ballad is based on a true story of a ship that went adrift in the harbour. It was originally composed by Blanche Pink for a concert in Ramea.
Also known as “Kate’s Big Shirt” or “The Shirt” or “Kate and Tom”, this is a bawdy song about illicit sex.
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