MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Patrick and Bridget Duggan. Photo courtesy of Jean Dalton (Bride Duggan's daughter).

Patrick and Bridget Duggan. Photo courtesy of Joan Dalton (Bride Duggan's daughter).

Bride Duggan of Cape Broyle

Bridget Duggan was born at Cape Broyle on Christmas Day, 1900, to John and Mary (nee Walsh) Lahey. She married Leach's 1951 informant Patrick (Paddy) Duggan and raised nine children: six boys and three girls. "Mrs. Bridge" died on Oct. 8, 1993. From her, Leach collected "The Slaney Side."