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Thread #159367   Message #3775677
Posted By: GUEST
29-Feb-16 - 03:56 AM
Thread Name: American versus Canadian folk music
Subject: RE: American versus Canadian folk music
I would say this is observable from the regionalism theory in Canadian political thought (Almost certainly American too, though I have no education on that topic) What I mean is that a Canadian from Alberta may have much more in common with someone from Montana than someone from Nova Scotia. Canadians will often break Canada up into BC, the midwest, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. I would imagine That the folk music from the Maritimes would resemble folk music from Maine more than it would folk music from Alberta or BC. Of course this is all speculation on my part, and I'm sure its more to do with a complex mixture of history and human mobility.