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Discover, explore & remember the traditions of Newfoundland’s Cape Shore.

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Cape Shore

Listen to songs, music & stories. View photos of the people & places. Meet the singers & musicians from Ship Cove, Patrick’s Cove, St Bride’s, and Branch. This interactive map of the Cape Shore is a great way to start navigating your way around the outports of this short stretch of Newfoundland’s coastline.

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Placentia

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Patrick's Cove

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Cape St. Mary's

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Denis Nash dances while Frankie Nash plays the whistle in Branch, Newfoundland, ca. 1976/77 / Aidan O'Hara

Denis Nash dances while Frankie Nash plays the whistle in Branch, Newfoundland, ca. 1976/77 / Aidan O'Hara

Denis Nash dancing while Frankie Nash plays the whistle. Keith Roche and his wife Dorothy (‘Dot’) look on, ca. 1976–77. Keith is the son of Dermot Roche and Dot is the sister of Eta Nash.

Transcript of '[Dear old Newfoundland]' as sung by Gerald Campbell / Aidan O'Hara

Dear old Newfoundland, song (Twas just a year ago today I left my Emerald's Isle …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Untitled singles

Gerald Campbell, accordion

Untitled singles / Gerald Campbell, accordion

Three singles. Singles are a tune type that is specific to Newfoundland dance music. They are similar to an Irish polka, but played at a faster tempo and with a heavy accent at the beginning of each bar.

Patsy Judge and friends on stage at the 1978 Newfoundland Folk Festival / Len Penton, photographer

Patsy Judge and friends on stage at the 1978 Newfoundland Folk Festival / Len Penton, photographer

Patsy Judge on stage with two other musicians at the 1978 Newfoundland Folk Festival. Left to right: Andy Samuelson, Patsy Judge, and Bill Bowman.

The O'Hara and Roche families in Branch, October 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

The O'Hara and Roche families in Branch, October 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

A portrait of members of the Roche and O'Hara families in Branch. From left to right: Paula (Roche) Manore ; Hannah ('Hannie') Dunphy (Dermot Roche's step aunt) ; Rover (dog) ; Karen (Roche) Sarro ; Vince Roche ; Raphael Roche ; Brian Ó hEadhra ; Dermot Roche ; Joyce O'Hara ; Rita Roche ; Conor O'Hara. The green Ford Comet at the front of the photo is the car that Aidan O'Hara used for his trips to the Cape Shore.

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