MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

James Maher of Flatrock

According to Leach, he was 60 in 1950. There were two men named James Maher of about that same age living in Flatrock at the time: one was 65 and the other 66.

From James, Leach collected four songs ("The Spanish Captain," "The Golden Vanity," "Sally Monroe," "Bound Down to Newfoundland") as well as stories: one on fairy abduction of a child, one of an adult, and a personal experience narrative about hearing fairy voices.