MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

John Thomas Power of Tors Cove

He was born in 1882 and married Teresa, born in 1899. Their son Kevin was born in 1928, followed by daughter Jean, born in 1933.

Notes with the Leach collection indicate that John Thomas Powers is singing "Kelligrews Soiree," although the voice on the tape is clearly a woman, and quite probably Clare O'Driscoll. John Thomas probably did provide "Sailor Courted a Farmer's Daughter," and he is probably the "unidentified male singer" on "Faded Coat of Blue."