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Cliff Mcgann Irish Newfoundland lyrics (177* d) RE: Irish Newfoundland lyrics 29 Aug 97

Another great book is Paul Mercier's Newfoundland Songs And Ballads in Print 1842-1974 which was published by Nf's Memorial U. Dept. of Folklore and is a fairly exhaustive discography of NF songs in print (no actual songs but a good way to track down printed versions of songs). Copies were still available from MUN (at least when I was there two years ago). If anyone is interested I can send info. Margaret Bennet's book on the Codroy also featured a tape (some copies)of songs which was put together by the school of Scottish Studies and featured Allan MacArthur. A matter of fact if one listens closely to Ashley MacIssac's Hi Hoe are you Today Cd you can hear Alan on one track ("those songs came from Scotland they were my mothers songs"). Anyway Newfoundland is a vurtual treasure trove of song even to this day so many great songs are underperformed and not published. If you can get your hands on the 3 volume Songs of the Newfoundland outports by Kenneth Peacock (a tape by Pigeon Inlet records was also released) you are in for a treat. Loads of great songs. Peacock took some liberty on translations etc. and wasn't fond of locally composed songs but still a good source for NF material.

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