It’s Time for Another One: Folk Songs from the South Coast of Newfoundland – Ramea and Grole

FEATURES:

• 1960s recordings of folk songs in the British tradition, as well as locally composed songs, collected from the South Coast island communities of Ramea and Grole

• singers Robert Childs, 11-year-old Chloe Kendall, Joseph Jackman, and veteran performer Gordon Kendall; song-maker Robert Langdon; accordion tunes by Wilfred Childs

• modern arrangements of 3 songs by Pamela Morgan, Jim Payne, and Glen Collins

• 60-page accompanying booklet rich with local historical information, photos, song texts, and an essay concerning the new arrangements, providing a basis for discussion about tradition and modernity in Newfoundland

• short spoken commentary by collector Jesse Fudge

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  The First of October – Robert Langdon

A comic song about the smuggling operations along the South Coast that gave rise to many stories. Although this is a comic song, real life experiences for smugglers were often dangerous.

  The Penney Fair in the Cove – Chloe Kendall

This ballad is based on the true story of a ship that went adrift in the harbour. It was originally composed by Blanche Pink for a concert in Ramea.

  Sal Stopped Up to Iron Some Clothes – Pamela Morgan, arranger; performed by Robert Childs, Pamela Morgan, and Graham Wells

Also known as “Kate’s Big Shirt,” “The Shirt,” or “Kate and Tom,” this is a bawdy song about illicit sex.

  Ramea, Newfoundland

photo courtesy of Spencer Crewe

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