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Songs and Ballads of Newfoundland

Songs and Ballads of Newfoundland

Musical prodigy and formally trained pianist, Kenneth Peacock (1922–2000) always considered singing to be one of his private vices. In 1951, he conducted research at the archives of the National Museum of Canada for West Coast Indian poetry that might serve as a libretto for a cantata. During subsequent visits, under the influence of Marius Barbeau, one of Canada’s leading folklorists, Peacock became interested in the music collections. He subsequently traveled across Canada collecting and recording folk songs and Native music. Turning his vice to virtue, Peacock sings unaccompanied on this album of Newfoundland songs and ballads, which he recorded in 1956.

Liner notes include biographical and musical notes as well as song lyrics.

Track Listing

101
Who is at My Window Weeping? Kenneth Peacock 3:17
102
Bonnie Banks of the Virgie-O Kenneth Peacock 3:25
103
Lots of Fish in Bonavist' Harbor Kenneth Peacock 1:27
104
Bill Wiseman Kenneth Peacock 1:53
105
Hard Times Kenneth Peacock 2:50
106
The Loss of the Eliza Kenneth Peacock 5:51
201
Woman of Dover - Woman from Dover Kenneth Peacock 1:21
202
Brown Flour 1926 Kenneth Peacock 2:42
203
Green Shores of Fogo Kenneth Peacock 2:39
204
Lonely Waterloo Kenneth Peacock 4:30
205
Drill, Ye Heroes, Drill! - Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill! Kenneth Peacock 2:06
206
Jimmy Whalen Kenneth Peacock 4:27
207
Seventeen Come Sunday Kenneth Peacock 1:36

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