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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.

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.

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.