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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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The bonny bunch of roses

Anthony Power

The bonny bunch of roses / Anthony Power

The bonny bunch of roses, song (I overheard a female talking …) The lyrics of this ballad take the form of a conversation between Napoleon Bonaparte’s widow and his son. She warns her son of the danger of challenging England, Ireland, and Scotland—the bonny bunch of roses—and the folly of attacking Russia.  Anthony’s version omits some of the lines that clarify the relationship of the characters, but the singer compensates by rearranging the order of the verses to create a coherent narrative. Most notably, the characters of Napoleon and his son are merged. Historically inaccurate, the song tells a tale of military expansion, of resistance met, and of the ultimate defeat of the invading forces by the opposing allies.

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Transcript of 'Golden bay' as sung by Anthony Power / Aidan O'Hara

Golden bay, song (In nineteen hundred and twelve, my boys for Golden Bay set sail …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of 'Donald Munroe' [Donald Monroe] as sung by Albert Roche / Aidan O'Hara

Donald Monroe, song (Come all ye good men that's inclined for to roam …) A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of a conversation about the places in Ireland from which Caroline Brennan's family emigrated / Caroline Brennan ; Aidan O'Hara

A typed transcript of a conversation between Aidan O'Hara and Caroline Brennan. Caroline Brennan describes the places from which her family emigrated, including Carrick-on-Suir, Waterford, Fiddown, and Mooncoin.

The Barrens, Cape Shore, Newfoundland, ca. 1976 / Aidan O'Hara

The Barrens, Cape Shore, Newfoundland, ca. 1976 / Aidan O'Hara

The barrens are blanket bogs and raised bogs containing peat deposits, known as peat in Ireland. Newfoundland's bogs are not used as a source of fuel.

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