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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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Transcript of '[The dewy dells of Yarrow]' as sung by John Joe English / Aidan O'Hara

The dewy dells of Yarrow (There was a man lived in the town …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Banna's banks

Caroline Brennan

Banna's banks / Caroline Brennan

Banna's banks, song (As down by Banna's Banks I strayed one evening in May …) This 18th-century broadside ballad is more commonly known as “Molly Asthore.” Composition is credited to Wexford politician George Ogle (1739–1814). The protagonist of the song wanders by the shore (Co Kerry), thinking back on an estranged lover.  Caroline Brennan learned this song from her grandmother.

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Emile Benoit, Bride and Patsy Judge, and Hugh Rowlings at the Judge's in St John's, Newfoundland / [unidentified photographer]

Emile Benoit, Bride and Patsy Judge, and Hugh Rowlings at the Judge's in St John's, Newfoundland / [unidentified photographer]

Bride (sitting) and Patsy Judge (right) with Song collector Hugh ‘Hoodie’ Rowlings (standing) and legendary Port au Port Peninsula fiddler Émile Benoît (left). The group were photographed in folklorist Kenneth Goldstein's house in St John's during the 1977 or '78 Folk Festival in Bannerman Park.

Transcript of 'The Brave volunteer' as sung by Henry Campbell / Aidan O'Hara

The Brave volunteer, song (One cold stormy night in the month of December …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Eta Nash performs at the O'Brien Benefit Concert in St John's, Newfoundland / Aidan O'Hara

Eta Nash performs at the O'Brien Benefit Concert in St John's, Newfoundland / Aidan O'Hara

Eta Nash performing at a benefit concert in Memorial University’s Little Theatre (1976). The benefit was organised in response to a fire at the O’Brien homestead, just outside of St. John’s. Seated (left to right): Dermot Roche, Gerald Campbell, Mary Power.

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