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A first visit to the Cape Shore / Aidan O'Hara

Aidan O’Hara describes his first visit to the Cape Shore, meeting John Keefe in Placentia, and the way that Ireland was remembered by the people whom he encountered. This conversation is excerpted from a longer interview that focused on Aidan’s years in Newfoundland, work as a broadcaster in Newfoundland, and relationship with the people of the Cape Shore.

Aidan and Joyce O'Hara performing at the Newfoundland Folk Festival, 1978 / Len Penton, photographer

Aidan and Joyce O'Hara performing at the Newfoundland Folk Festival, 1978 / Len Penton, photographer

Aidan O'Hara plays the guitar while Joyce O'Hara sings. Their three sons play in front of the stage (Conor, Brian, and Sean). Several singers and musicians sit at the back of the stage (left to right): John Joe English, Anita Best, Caroline Brennan, John ‘Skinny’ White, Joe Byrne, Pius Power Snr, Pius Power Jnr.

Portrait of Aidan O'Hara, director of the 1978 Newfoundland Folk Festival / Len Penton, photographer

Portrait of Aidan O'Hara, director of the 1978 Newfoundland Folk Festival / Len Penton, photographer

A portrait of a young Aidan O'Hara in his role as director of the Newfoundland Folk Festival, 1978.

Singers, songs & community / Aidan O'Hara

Aidan O’Hara describes some of the people from the Cape Shore who feature in his recordings, including Albert Roche, Frankie Nash, Anthony Power, and Caroline Brennan. He discusses the different types of songs that he heard on the Cape Shore and the sources of those songs, including radio and time spent overseas during the First World War.  This conversation is excerpted from a longer interview that focused on Aidan’s years in Newfoundland, work as a broadcaster in Newfoundland, and relationship to the Cape Shore.

Songs from the repertory of Carrie Brennan / Aidan O'Hara

An article on the songs of Carrie Brennan written by Aidan O'Hara and Kenneth Goldstein which appeared in The Livyere, the journal of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada, in 1983.

Times, chats & becoming a collector / Aidan O'Hara

Aidan O’Hara describes a “time” and other occasions for recording songs, music, and stories. This conversation is excerpted from a longer interview that focused on Aidan’s years in Newfoundland, work as a broadcaster in Newfoundland, and relationship to the Cape Shore.

Transcript of a conversation about a dancing competition between two dance masters / Mick Nash ; Aidan O'Hara

A typed transcript of a conversation between Aidan O'Hara and Mick Nash. Mick Nash describes a competition between a dance master from Ireland and a dance master from Angel's Cove.