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Thread #159367 Message #3776139
Posted By: GUEST,DrWord
01-Mar-16 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: American versus Canadian folk music
Subject: RE: American versus Canadian folk music
Off the high horse Musket. Most recent posts ~ variety across "the Maritimes" &c. ~ reference the various ethnic inputs. Likewise, the Métis of the west have a distinct style and repertoire.
Of course Canadians will change the place names in songs like "This land is your land" [from Bonavista to Vancouver Island…] and "Red River Valley" is beloved of folk from the Red in Texas another Red in Manitoba. I guess your work IS done here, Musket. My ancestors left all of their culture in the UK, and it takes a few generations to grow your own. Meanwhile,
keep on pickin'