Folk Music From Nova Scotia Recorded By Helen Creighton - 1965 Canada Folk Compilation - Mono LP + Insert

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Folk Music From Nova Scotia Recorded By Helen Creighton

Ethnic Folkways Library ‎– (P1006) FM4006
Heavy Weight Vinyl, LP

Monograph Series Of The Ethnic Folkways Library. Notes By Helen Creighton. Came with informational booklet.

Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)

Cover is VG+ VG++ has some corner wear in top and bottom right corners and ring wear (see our pic)
Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country
Field Recording, Folk


A1 Edmund Henneberry - Jocky To The Fair
A2 Fred Redden - The Banks Of Claudy
A3 Malcomb Angus McLeed - Mo Dnachaidn (My Home)
A4 Edmund Henneberry - Captain Conrod
A5 Danny Slauenwhite - New Year's And Children's Verse In German
A6 Charles Owens And Family - The Welcome Table
A7 William Paul , Martin Sack , John Knockwood - Micmac Indian War Song
A8 Laure Irene McNeil - Acadian Lullaby
A9 Louis Amirault , Sephora Amirault - Matin Je Me Leve, Un
A10 Louis Amirault - Chanson D'un Soldat
A11 Hilaire Pothier , Laure Irene McNeil - Acadian Dance Tune
A12 Angelo Dornan - Chin Music


B1 Kenneth Faulkner - Lord Gordon's Reel
B2 Kenneth Faulkner , Edmund Henneberry - Rafferty's Reel And Calls
B3 Kenneth Faulkner - Paddy In London
B4 Edmund Henneberry - Old Tune Played On The Mouth Organ
B5 Fred Redden - Lady Gowrie
B6 Sandy Stoddard - Moose And Bear Calls
B7 William Smith - Sally Around the Corner O / Rio Grande / Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her / Goodbye, Fare You Well / Hangman Johnny / Haul the Alabama Bowline (medley)
B8 Mrs. Grant Covey - Rain, Rain The Wind Does Blow
B9 Edmund Henneberry , Kenneth Faulkner - The False Knight Upon The Road
B10 Mrs. Edward Gallager - I'm Going To Get Married
B11 Angelo Dornan - The Red Mantle
B12 Nathen Hatt - His Jacket Was Blue
B13 Edmund Henneberry & Sadie Henneberry - The Gay Spanish Maid




Recorded By – Helen Creighton


Helen Creighton (1899-1989) is remembered as one of Canada's best-known folklorists — a pioneer researcher, collector and author whose career spanned sixty years, and whose reputation in the field is international. The prolific results of that career — photographs, sound recordings, textual records and moving images — are fully displayed in Dr. Creighton's personal papers, which form the largest private-sector fonds within Nova Scotia Archives holdings, and which constitute one of Nova Scotia's most significant cultural heritage resources.

Helen Creighton's professional interests ranged broadly and deeply across Maritime folklore and history, and included extensive work within the Gaelic, Acadian, Mi'kmaq, English, German and African-Nova Scotian traditions. The archival record accumulated from these investigations is rich in information and material about folk songs and ancient ballads, folk tales, dances, games, cures, proverbs, children's folklore —

By Creighton's time, it had become standard for folklorists/ethnomusicologists to publish variants of songs and tunes that were written precisely the way they were sung by particular performers rather than edited versions of songs. Academic song/tune collections are different in this way from general song/tune books; the transcriptions are descriptive rather than prescriptive. In most cases, Creighton picked one to three variants of a song to publish. 


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Label Private Pressing
Color Black