Preserving Newfoundland culture

In 1933, Elisabeth Greenleaf and Grace Mansfield's landmark volume Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland was published for the first time. Since then, interest in and research on Newfoundland vernacular song has flowered. A new edition of the book draws on manuscripts and recorded interviews deposited in the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA). The book has been warmly received by scholars and fans alike. In addition to reprinting MacEdward Leach's foreword to the 1968 edition, a foreword by Dr. Neil V. Rosenberg and Anna Kearney Guigné offers readers a guide to recent publications and archival sources and drawing upon previously unavailable information, gives additional glimpses into Greenleaf's work and helps place this fascinating book in context.