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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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Branch

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Cuslett, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, ca. 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

Cuslett, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, ca. 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

Cuslett is a small community on the Cape Shore. Aidan never stopped there for the purpose of collecting, just passed through.

In Yorkshire city

Bride Judge

In Yorkshire city / Bride Judge

In Yorkshire city, song (Oh, in Yorkshire city there dwelled a maiden …) This murder ballad tells the tale of a woman who falls in love with her father’s servant. He poisons her when she declines his proposal, and then, stricken by remorse, he kills himself. The song exists in many variant versions of the lyrics; it is also known as “Oxford city,” “The cup of poison,” “The jealous lover,” or, simply, “Jealousy.”  The melody given here is used also for other songs performed by Cape Shore singers.

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Transcript of 'Wait till my ship comes in' [Jack was a sailor] / Caroline Brennan

Jack was a sailor, song (Jack was a sailor on board of a whaler …) A handwritten transcript of 'Jack was a sailor onboard a whaler.' The source of the transcript is not specified. This may have come from Caroline Brennan; in several of Aidan O'Hara's field recordings Caroline promises to write out the words for her songs.

Pinto

 Denis Nash

Pinto / Denis Nash

Pinto, song (As I was riding one evening 'neath the starlite western sky…) This song is better known as “There’s a picture on Pinto’s Bridle,” recorded by Hank Snow in 1939.

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Joyce O'Hara and a group of children at the 1977 Newfoundland Folk Festival / Aidan O'Hara

Joyce O'Hara and a group of children at the 1977 Newfoundland Folk Festival / Aidan O'Hara

Joyce O’Hara with a group of children at the 1977 NL Folk Festival. Two of her sons, Conor and Brian, have their backs to the camera.

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