Newfoundland and Labrador Folklore

Newfoundland and Labrador Folklore: A Sampler of Songs, Narrations, and Tunes (2006) features:

• archival recordings, made between 1960 and 1994, drawn from Memorial University’s Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA)

• previously unissued performances by Newfoundland icons Emile Benoit and Rufus Guinchard (fiddle) and Minnie White (accordion), as well as singers of an earlier generation such as Rose Eustise, Elizabeth Barter, Annie Green, and Allan MacArthur

• 45-page accompanying booklet with text and tune transcriptions, song notes, performer biographies, and an essay by eminent folklorist Dr. Peter Narváez


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NL Folklore SamplerSample Tracks

 Dogsled Tall Tale
(performer unknown)

 Tom Tobin’s Dickybird
Mike Meaney

 Saint Anne’s Reel
Minnie White

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Praise for Newfoundland and Labrador Folklore

“Goes beyond the expected songs and tunes . . . [to give] a better sense of the breadth of vernacular oral expression and performance in the area.”
Ethnologies (read the full review)

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Newfoundland and Labrador Folklore is produced by folklorist Dr. Peter Narváez for the Back on Track series.


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