Traditional Music of Newfoundland and Labrador
Updated March 28, 2004
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EMILE BENOIT "VIVE LA ROSE"
This is an outstanding album by one of Newfoundland's favourite
and best known
fiddlers and performers. He has a unique playing style and having
been a prolific
writer/composer, has contributed much to the wealth of East Coast
influence can certainly be heard wherever traditional music is
played in Newfoundland.
Apart from his own fine performances, his support cast in this
collection includes many
of Newfoundland's finest contemporary musicians, including Pamela
Dinn, and Kelly Russell.
CONTENTS: Christina's Dream/ Tootsie
Wootsie; Neil Murray's
Dinner Jig/ Go To the Cape Uncle Joe/ Forgotten Note; Noel Dinn/
Lonely Nights; Vive La Rose; Waltz In the House; The Land We're
Skipper & Company/ On the Road Again/ Claudine; Festival Reel/
Meech Lake Breakdown/ McCormack's Breakdown; Sally's Waltz/ Wedding
Fight For Your Rights; Jerry's Red Mountain Jig/ Le Papier 'Le
Margaret; Brother's Farewell/ Caribou Skin Nailed Around the Circle/
and the Bear.
|TN029C - $ 14.00
||TN029D - $ 22.00
ANITA BEST "CROSSHANDED"
A cappella stylings of some of Anita's favourite songs just as
she learned them - more
or less - in the oral tradition.
CONTENTS: Lord Bateman; Tobacco;
Blanche comme la
neige; The Soup Supper in Clattice Harbour; Dríharín
Ó Mo Croí; The Water
Witch; Le jeune millitaire; Hush-o-bye Baby; Me Old Ragadoo; The
The Spanish Captain; Gull Cove.
|TN041D - $ 20.00
PAT AND JOE BYRNE, WITH BAXTER WAREHAM
"TOWARDS THE SUNSET"
A collection of new songs written in traditional style and
performed by well-known
Newfoundland artists. There is some very biting commentary on
CONTENTS: West Moon; Pad's Song; The Silver Dove; The Government Game;
The Rocks Of Merasheen; The Evette- Langara Special; Towards the
Rubber Boots; The Seagulls Still Follow On Freedom; Woman Of the
High Degree; The Land God Gave To Cain.
|TN004C - $ 12.00
CROOKED STOVEPIPE "PICKIN' ON THE
Maritime bluegrass. Both styles complement each other nicely
whether songs or instrumentals.
CONTENTS: I's the Boy & All That; Park Avenue Swing; Prison
Dance; Labrador Rose;
Dark Hollow; Farewell Cindy; Uncle Tom; The Star Of Logy Bay;
Sweet Sunny South;
Tiny Red Light; I'll Sail My Ship Alone; Matthew XXIV; Crooked
|TN034C - $ 14.00
||TN034D - $ 22.00
THE FABLES "TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN"
What a beat! The Fables are D'Arcy Broderick, Glenn Simmons, Billy
Wiseman and Dave Fitzpatrick. Their original songs and many traditional
a solid Celtic/ Newfoundland sound. If there wasn't this sound
previously - it's here now!
CONTENTS: Lazy Tom; The Old Woman From Wexford/ Mulvhills/
The Dawn; Fish Out
Of Water; The Rose In the Heather/ Julia Delaney; Sam Hall; Tear
the House Down;
Dancin' Round the Kitchen; Cock Of the North/ Morrison's Jig/
Drowsy Maggie; Frog
In the Well; Peter Street; Spanish Lady; Joe Fitzpatrick's Reel;
Heave Away; Lilly.
|TN035C - $ 14.00
||TN035D - $ 23.00
FIGGY DUFF "DOWNSTREAM"
Although these are original songs by Pamela Morgan and Noel Dinn,
this is Noel's last
major work with the group. Lead vocals by Pamela and there's quite
haunting feel to this music.
CONTENTS: Freedom; Sweet Temptation; Allanadh; Song For
Paul; True Or False; Children Of the Night; Crown Of Thorns; Pirates
Twilight; Downstream. Lyrics enclosed
|TN040D - $ 20.00
FIGGY DUFF "A RETROSPECTIVE: 1974-1993"
A selection from 18 years of work by this fine Newfoundland group.
previously unreleased tracks.
CONTENTS: Henry Martin; Emile's Reels; A Sailor
Courted a Farmer's Daughter; Woman Of Labrador; Breakwater Boys
Breakdown; True Or False; Weather Out the Storm; Captain and His
Fishermen's Favourite; Tarry Trousers; Rumbolt; Thomas and Nancy;
Night; 4-Stop Jigs; The Fisher Who Died In His Bed; Geese In the
Freedom; Downstream; Aunty Mary/ Brothers Jig.
|TN037C - $ 13.00
||TN037D - $ 20.00
FIGGY DUFF "AFTER THE TEMPEST"
Great interpretations of traditional songs by this fine Newfoundland
group who describe
themselves as a folk-rock band. Here, they combine the old with
Contents: Honour, Riches/ Breakwater Boys Breakdown; Heel and Toe Polka/
A Sailor Courted A Farmer's Daughter; The Darby Ram; Auntie Mary/
Jig; The Gypsy; The Ten Commandments; Lake St. John Reel/ The
Dans la Prison de Londres; Thomas and Nancy; Jim Rumbolt's Tune.
|TN006C - $ 15.00
||TN006D - $ 22.00
FIGGY DUFF "FIGGY DUFF"
This is the second album by this popular group of performers from
It contains a fine mix of songs, reels and jigs.
Contents: Half Door/ Larry's Lancer/ Mother On the Doorstep;
Rabbits In A Basket;
Now I'm 64; The Greenland Disaster; Tinker Behind the Door; Fisher
Who Died In
His Bed; 4-Stop Jigs; Quand J'etais Fille a l'age quinze ans;
Kissing Dance Medley;
Rosy Banks Of Green; Geese In the Bog; Matt Eiley; Emile's Reels.
|TN026C - $ 15.00
||TN026D - $ 22.00
RUFUS GUINCHARD "HUMOURING THE TUNES"
Rufus Guinchard, well-known master fiddler from Newfoundland,
died one day
after his 91st birthday. He had a remarkable repertoire and learned
from older musicians in the area when he was still a boy. This
album was made
a little at a time over the span of a year when Rufus would travel
from his home
on the north shore of Newfoundland to St. John's.
CONTENTS: Lizzie's Jig; Jackson's Fancy; Stan Rogers; Sam's
Jig; River Of
Ponds; Country Waltz; Jim Rumboldt's Tune #2; Torrent River Jig;
Wreck Of the Steamship "Ethie"; Martin Keough's Tune;
My Loving Little Sailor Boy; Sydney Pittman's Tune; Sally's Cove
Free Payne's Tune Too; Lige Gould's Double; Hunt the Squirrel;
Wentzell's Tune/ Israel Got A Rabbit; Prosper's Jig; Arthur Perry's
|TN028C - $ 14.00
||TN028D - $ 22.00
"FATHERS OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND FIDDLE, VOLUME I"
Recorded in 1981; remixed in 1995 by Kelly Russell, who supplied
accompaniment. Musical transcriptions of all 28 tunes, also by
Russell, in a
CONTENTS: Bees & Flowers; Parson's Pond
Harry's Out Of Shape; Prosper's Jig; Double Sledder Lad; Sam's
Suzanna Perry's Tune; Uncle Manuel Milks the Cow; Out Behind the
House/ Up Southern Shore; Four Turn Tune; Mary Had A Little Lamb;
Uncle John Peter Payne's Tune; See How the Farmer Sows His Seed;
Sam Sinnick's Tune; Skipper Lost His Guernsey; Bluebird/ Esau
Tune; We Are A Set Of Jolly Jolly Lads; Jim Rumbolt's Tune; Pretty
Little Mary/Traveller's Reel; Set Tune #1; Sparrow In the Tree;
John; Flowers Of Edinburgh; Leonard Payne's Tune; Boston Laddie.
Reviewed in the Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 3-4 (Sept./Dec. 1997)
|TN031C - $ 14.00
||TN031D - $ 21.00
DORMAN RALPH "DORMAN RALPH"
Dorman Ralph (1923 - 1999) was a talented Newfoundland interpreter
traditional songs. His performances seem to be a cappella, because
accordion accompaniment is very much in the background. The occasional
original song, or tune is included in these selections recorded
in 1986, and
now finally available on CD.
CONTENTS: Captain Gulliver's Spree;
Strayed the Briny Beach; The Honest Fisherman; My God What a Crowd
I Got; The Schooner Huberry; Pretty Polly; The Ice Cream Sale;
Jig; Charming Blue-Eyed Mary; The Week All Around; Fair Flowers
Holly-O; Paddy the Bat, Mind Where You're At; The Girl In Charlottetown;
The Franklin Bridge; The Band Of Mad Indians; The Boys In the
Pat O'Brien; Welcome Home My Sailor; Same Old Tale That the
Crow Told Me.
|TN042C - $ 12.00
||TN042D - $ 20.00
SHANNEYGANOCK "THE LONG HAUL"
The dominant instrument of this Newfoundland group is the accordion,
great vocals, selection of songs and guest performers.
CONTENTS: Up The Pond; A Pair Of Brown Eyes; Darby Ram; Make Me Want To Stay; Daddy Shot
the Cat; Raggle Taggle; Creatures Of the Night/ Kips Bay/ Pull
Sammy's Bar; Santiano; The Long Haul; Cock Of the North/ Brother's
Rusty Old Barber; Waltzing For Dreamers; Shoals Of Herring; Blackbird.
|TN036D - $ 21.00
CHRISTINA SMITH AND JEAN HEWSON "LIKE
A lively album of traditional, Canadian songs and instrumentals.
CONTENTS: Sound Symposium Jig/ Steve Neary's Waiting For This; The Mallard; The Pride Of
the Season; Old Boney; Jolly Jack Tar; Kelly and Joe; Broken Down
Lady In the East; Scotty Macmillan's G Minor Jig; Waltz In the
Liar's Song; I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; Jacob's Jig; Up the
Hills Of Down.
Reviewed in the Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 1 (March 1999)
|TN032C - $ 12.00
||TN032D - $ 23.00
TICKLE HARBOUR "BATTERY INCLUDED"
A fine mixture of songs and instrumentals by this Newfoundland
The arrangements include strong vocals and a variety of instruments
suited to the material.
CONTENTS: Teetotalers/ The Ships Are Sailing; Maurice Kelly;
The Reunion; I Didn't
Drink the Rum/ Jim Keefe's/ Gortnaturbrid; The Banks Of Newfoundland;
Fahey's/ The White Petticoat; The Warlike Lads Of Russia/ Caisleán
na nOr; Water
Street Jigs (Sean Ryan's/ Cliffs Of Moher); The Pretty Ploughboy;
March/ Trippin' Up Samaria; The Valley of Killbride; Julia Delaney/
Farewell To Erin.
|TN043C - $ 12.00
||TN043D - $ 20.00
RAY WALSH AND FAMILY "THE PASSING
OF THE YEARS"
Traditional songs sung in a gentle traditional manner with easy-listening
It's almost as if the performers are in your own living-room.
CONTENTS: The Golden Jubilee; Come By the Hills; Hard Hard
Off To California;
Cliffs Of Baccalieu; Ned Walsh's Tunes; After the Ball;
Pat Murphy's Meadow; The Wild Rover; When You and I Were Young Maggie;
I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers; Newfoundland Medley; The Passing Of the Years.
|TN038C - $ 12.00
||TN038D - $ 20.00
RAY WALSH & FAMILY "THE MUSIC
IN OUR LIVES"
A family sing-a-long with members of the family taking turns on
interspersed with instrumentals.
CONTENTS: Newfoundland Singalong; Henry My Son; You Were Never
Far From My Mind; The Fisherman's Widow; The Dutchman; Old Maid
In A Garret; Flowers Of Edinburgh/ Maid Behind the Bar/ Sheehan's
Rose Of Clare; Somebody's Waiting For Me; The Hundred Pipers;
Sixteen (For Now I'm Sixty-Four); By the Bright Silvery Light
Of the Moon;
Comin' Home From the Races/ Green Grow the Rushes 'O/ My Old Plantation
Shoes; The Music In Our Lives.
|TN033C - $ 14.00
||TN033D - $ 22.00
THE WALSH FAMILY "WORK UPON THE WATER"
Many traditional songs and tunes with a variety of lead vocals
from members of this Newfoundland family group. The accompaniment
and reminiscent of family get-togethers.
CONTENTS: The Sailor's Set; Nellie Ray; Waltzes For Anna; True
Love and Time;
The Roses Of Prince Charlie; Scottish Reels; Work Upon the Water;
Of Mine; The Walsh Set (Hornpipe/ Reel); The Log Driver's Waltz;
Go Let Him Tarry; First I Courted My Love Jenny; Newfoundland
Medley; Out Through My Window.
|TN039C - $ 12.00
||TN039D - $ 20.00
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