Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Folksongs and Folk Revival at the Water Street Book Club

This Thursday, May 27th at 7:00 p.m., the Water Street Book club will have a special presentation by Anna Kearney Guigné on her book,"Folksongs and Folk Revival; The Cultural Politics of Kenneth Peacock's Songs of the Newfoundland Outports".

Anna holds a Ph.D in folklore from Memorial University, and this book looks at one of the most famous collections of Newfoundland songs, the three volume work "Songs of the Newfoundland Outports". Kenneth Peacock collected the songs over six years on behalf of the National Museum of Canada. Folksongs and Folk Revivial provides a critical review of Peacock's Newfoundland fieldwork to understand better his motivations for creating Outports and his treatment of the materials he collected.

Anna is also bringing some of Peacock's actual recordings to share with the audience. Copies of the book for sale at the Water Street Heritage Shop as well.

309 Water Street, second floor
7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27th.

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