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  • Jerome: Just One More Song!  by MARGARET BENNETT: Kindle Edition

Jerome: Just One More Song! by MARGARET BENNETT: Kindle Edition

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Jerome Just one more Song! A Local, Social & Political History in the Repertoire of a Newfoundland-Irish Singer by A Kenneth S. Goldstein & Margaret Bennett Folksong Collection

This timeless Songs collection, recorded in Codroy Valley, Newfoundland, 1980 by folklorists Kenneth S. Goldstein and Margaret Bennett , is a tribute to singer Jerome Downey. This is not only a song book but is a Local, Social & Political History of Newfoundland's Codroy Valley.

To appreciate the way of life in any part of Newfoundland, the reader should bear in mind that, until 1949, Canada was another country. Anyone born before that year, is, first and foremost, a Newfoundlander, belonging to a unique island with a long history - it has the distinction of being Britain's oldest colony. Given that Canada's newest province was less than twenty years old when Margaret first went there, it was very common to hear folk explain, 'I'm not a Canadian, I'm a Newfoundlander.' Thus, to understand the social, cultural and historical context of a song, it is essential to appreciate where it comes from, and especially to acknowledge the people who compose and sing the song.

'If there is no land or work, there are no people, no livelihood, no stories, no music, no songs...'  - Gavin Sprott

In the Codroy Valley, the folk who have worked on the land or fished the rivers and coastal waters for nearly two centuries are a mix of Irish, English, Scottish Gaels, French and Mi'kmaq. For as long as anyone remembers, they have enjoyed getting together for 'a few tunes', songs, yarns and a cup of tea. The kettle is always on the stove and, more often than not, a few glasses appear from the cupboard and make their way to the kitchen table- they need no excuse for a ceilidh or a kitchen party, with accordions, bagpipes, fiddles, guitars, spoons and mandolins as well as songs that would lift the heaviest heart. To Jerome and his people, songs and music are way of life.

He’s an outstanding singer, a singer’s singer, effortless and melodic. When you listen to this man you get an insight into something that’s older and very valid today.”Cathal McConnell

 The book  includes a CD of Margaret Bennett Folksong Collection

The Songs and story (audio sample)

01-Labrador Rose
02-
The Badger Drive
03-
The Anti-Confederation Song
04-
The Bachelors Lament
05-
Paul E. Hall story
06-
Pat Malone Forgot that He Was Dead
07-
The Road to Dundee
08-
John Park he had Nar’ One
09-
There’s a Bridle Hanging on the Wall
10-
Teaching McFadden to Waltz
11-
Five Boss Highway
12-
Employment Song
13
-I am a Roving Peddler
14-
Galway Shawl
15-
Mary Kate White
16-
Paddy Haggerty’s Old Leather Breeches
17-
Come All Ye Jolly Hunters
18-
The Cameron Men
19 -
On the Wings of a Dove
20 -
On the Wings of a Dove
21-
The Sealers’ Song
22-
Winnie MacNeil
23-
The Thomas Cat
24
-Micky Jim MacNeil
25-
Today
26-
Wee Cooper o’ Fife

Other Details

Categories:
Folklore, Newfoundland, Margaret Bennett's Folklore Archive
Publisher:
Grace Note Publications
Format:
Kindle Edition

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