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Discover, explore & remember the traditions of Newfoundland’s Cape Shore.

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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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India's burning shore

Tom Murphy & Minnie Murphy

India's burning shore / Tom Murphy & Minnie Murphy

India's burning shore, song (As I strayed beneath those lofty pines on India’s burning shore …) Also known as the “Irish Patriot,” this song tells the story of a man whose wife and child are killed when he refuses to fight for his landlord’s rebel army. He takes revenge by killing his landlord and thereafter must forever live in exile, though he dreams of returning to Ireland to be buried beside his wife.  The origins of this song are unknown; Robert B Waltz and David G Engle note that it is found predominantly along North America’s eastern seaboard. The song seems to have had some popularity in lumbering camps during the early 20th century.

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Transcript of 'The emigrant from Newfoundland' as sung by Henry Campbell & Gerald Campbell / Aidan O'Hara

The emigrant from Newfoundland, song (Dear Newfoundland have I have leave you …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

A house party in Branch, The Forgotten Irish / Aidan O'Hara

The opening sequence from The Forgotten Irish documentary depicting a “time” in the Roche household. This clip features set dancing and accordion playing. The Forgotten Irish television documentary first broadcast on 17 March 1981 in celebration of the Irish living overseas on St Patrick’s Day. The Radharc documentary film series includes over 400 films dealing with issues of human rights, injustice, faith, religion, persecution, struggles against oppressive regimes, famine, and Christian heritage.  With thanks to RTÉ Archives for granting permission to exhibit this clip from The Forgotten Irish. To view the entire documentary, visit https://www.rte.ie/archives/ex...

Dermod McCarthy and Caroline Brennan, Ship Cove / Aidan O'Hara

Dermod McCarthy and Caroline Brennan, Ship Cove / Aidan O'Hara

Caroline Brennan outside of her house in Ship Cove, talking with Dermod McCarthy, director of the Radharc documentary, The Forgotten Irish.

Anthony Power and friends at the 1978 Newfoundland Folk Festival / Aidan O'Hara

Anthony Power and friends at the 1978 Newfoundland Folk Festival / Aidan O'Hara

Relaxing at the 1978 NL Folk Festival, from left to right: Anthony Power, Virginia Ryan (née Preston), Lucy Nash (née Connors), and Mary Power. Photographer Len Penton (right) stands chatting with Ron Felix (left) and an unknown woman in the background.

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