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Thread #4570   Message #815966
Posted By: masato sakurai
01-Nov-02 - 09:26 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Ballad of the Frank Slide (Robert Gard)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of the Frank Slide
"Omar Blondahl was only one of many younger men who followed Ives' model not only in image, style, and repertoire but also in an occupational pattern that combined radio, drama, and public concerts. When he arrived in Newfoundland these patterns were already well established in his life. His folksong repertoire included, in addition to a considerable number of Ives' songs, several of his own from western Canada: Robert Gard's "The Ballad of the Frank Slide," about an Alberta town destroyed by a landslide in 1903, and "The Lost Lemon Mine," an Alberta prospecting saga." (From Omar Blondahl's Contribution to the Newfoundland Folksong Canon by Neil Rosenberg)