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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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Ship's Cove

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Patrick's Cove

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St. Bride's

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Cape St. Mary's

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Transcript of '[Fain Waterloo]' as sung by Caroline Brennan / Aidan O'Hara

Fain Waterloo, song (It happened to be on a fine dewy morning …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of 'The hills of Glenswilly' as sung by Bernard Nash / Aidan O'Hara

The hills of Glenswilly, song (Attention fellow countrymen come hear my native news …) 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.

Paddy in New York

John Joe English

Paddy in New York / John Joe English

Paddy in New York, song (Of an elderly man I'm going to tell you …) This comic song tells the story of an Irishman who goes to live in New York. Outraged when a barman overcharges for whiskey, he starts a fight, kills the barman, and is supported by other Irishmen in New York.

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The road to Branch, Newfoundland, ca. 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

The road to Branch, Newfoundland, ca. 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

The road leading north out of Branch to North Harbour and Colinet. At the time of Aidan O'Hara's visits to Branch, the dirt road ended at the river.

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