MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Woman at Door (MUNFLA Photo P10757)

Woman at Door (MUNFLA Photo P10757).

The Songs

The Songs of Cape Breton

The Songs of Cape Breton By Title

Learn about the types (genres) of Cape Breton Gaelic songs recorded by Leach, including milling songs, psalm precenting, homeland songs, love songs, and locally composed songs, and war songs.

The Songs of Newfoundland

The Songs of Newfoundland by title

MacEdward Leach recorded many genres of song in Newfoundland such as comic songs, ballads, cumulative or enumerative songs, and shanties. He also collected a number of instrumental dance tunes.









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