MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

Pat Sullivan of Calvert

Patrick Sullivan's middle name is listed as William on his birth certificate and Joseph on his baptismal certificate. He was born on approximately March 1880. His wife Ellen Ryan was born on approximately January 1885. They were married on November 6, 1910. Their daughter Annie was born on January 1912. Sons Robert and Aidan followed. Cyril was born in June 1916 and married twice -- to Elizabeth "Betty" and then Patricia McGrath -- before his death on May 3rd, 2003. He was widowed on July 23, 1933 and passed away himself on April 20 1959.

Daughter Bridget Sullivan was born in November 1917. She was married to Robert Condon who died on April 28th, 1991. Brother Harold was born in September 1919, married Catherine Keough, and died on November 26, 2001. Daughter Annie was born in January 1912, followed by Robert, then Aidan and Mary. Alfred was born in approximately 1923, was married to Elizabeth "Betty" Walsh and died on December 20, 2001. Thomas was born next and married Ida Canning. Patrick and Ellen's last child was Joan.

Leach collected four songs from Pat Sullivan: "Callahan," "Maloney," "Petty Harbour Bait Skiff," and "Barney," as well as a toast, for which he provided an introduction.