Folksongs of the Maritimes: From the Collections of Helen Creighton and Other Distinguished Maritime Folklorists

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  • ISBN-13: 9780887802003
  • ISBN: 0887802001
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Publisher: Lorimer & Company Limited., Publishers, James


Pottie, Kaye, Ellis, Vernon, Kaulbach, Kathy R.


This book is a collection of 90 traditional Maritime folksongs selected by Kaye Pottie and Vernon Ellis, two of Nova Scotia's most respected music educators. The authors have made extensive use of the famous Helen Creighton collection, and most of the songs included in this book are published for the first time. Each song includes a brief historical introduction, complete chording information, melodic lines and the words to all verses. Songs are illustrated with images inspired by authentic folk arts. Folksongs of the Maritimes reflects the region's rich musical traditions, including examples from Scottish, Irish, English, French, German and African-Canadian cultures.Pottie, Kaye is the author of 'Folksongs of the Maritimes: From the Collections of Helen Creighton and Other Distinguished Maritime Folklorists', published 1992 under ISBN 9780887802003 and ISBN 0887802001.

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