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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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Conversation about music for dancing and types of dances

Patsy Judge & Bride Judge

Conversation about music for dancing and types of dances / Patsy Judge & Bride Judge

Patsy Judge performs several examples of “cheek” or “gob” music (i.e., dance music performed with the voice only), simultaneously explaining where these tunes were most likely to appear within the set dance.  The examples appear in the following order: “There was an old woman” (jig), “Tatter Jack Walsh” (jig), “All the way to Connickmore” (single), “Haste to the wedding” (jig), “The girl I left behind me” (single), “Girls in the salthouse” (single), “Mother wouldn’t beat him” (single), “Irishman’s shanty” (single), “Pop goes the weasel” (jig), “Green grow the rushes-o” (reel).

Transcript of 'My lovely Irish rose' as sung by Eta Nash / Aidan O'Hara

My lovely Irish rose, song (A winding welard winds its way out to an Irish home …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of 'Donald Munroe' [Donald Monroe] as sung by Albert Roche / Aidan O'Hara

Donald Monroe, song (Come all ye good men that's inclined for to roam …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of 'Lonely Banna strand' as sung by Frankie Nash / Aidan O'Hara

Lonely Banna strand, song (Being on a Friday morning all in the month of May …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

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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