Bringing together, on one CD, some of eastern Canada’s most requested and best-loved folk songs as sung by many of the region’s most popular performers. From traditional favourites such as Sarah and Squid Jiggin’ Ground to more contemporary classics like Sonny’s Dream and Barrett’s Privateers, this collection serves as a great introduction to the music of Canada’s east coast.

 
Sounds of Atlantic Canada
 

GORDON BELSHER
Ballad of St. Ann's Reel

TERESA DOYLE
Sarah

ANITA BEST
Kelligrew's Soiree

MILDRED SMALL
Sable Island Shore

BARACHOIS
Reel a delphine

DERMOT O'REILLY
Squid Jiggin' Ground

STAN ROGERS
Barrett's Privateers

DENNY DOHERTY
Song for the Mira

1755
Le monde a bien change

RON HYNES
Sonny's Dream

CONNIE and PAUL
Peter Emberley

LENNIE GALLANT
Peter's Dream

BARRA MACNEILS
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie

RITA MACNEIL
Farewell to Nova Scotia

 

Although many of these recordings have been previously released, most are now "out of print" or hard to find. One, Allister MacGillivray’s Song for the Mira, is a recording by Denny Doherty, Halifax’s native son and a member of the legendary sixties supergroup The Mamas and the Papas.

All four Atlantic Provinces are represented. Peter Emberley, as performed by New Brunswick duo Connie and Paul, is a traditional folk song from the Miramichi region and was the basis for a Bob Dylan composition,The Ballad of Donald White. Two of Canada’s best-known folk singers, Anita Best and Ryan’s Fancy alumnus Dermot O’Reilly, offer up some Newfoundland classics and Farewell to Nova Scotia is given an interesting new treatment by Cape Breton’s Rita MacNeil.

Prince Edward Islanders Gordon Belsher and Richard Wood team up for an electrifying rendition of The Ballad of St Ann’’s Reel, a song once recorded by John Denver. Two of the region’s finest songwriters, Ron Hynes and Lennie Gallant, are featured and there are contributions from PEI’s Barachois, the Acadian group 1755, Teresa Doyle, Mildred Small, Cape Breton favourites the Barra MacNeils and the legendary Stan Rogers.

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