Anna Kearney Guigné is an independent folklorist and adjunct professor affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland’s ethnomusicology program. An historian at heart, Kearney Guigné has extensively written about twentieth-century folksong collectors and collecting practices. Kearney Guigné also explores the wide range of influences that continue to shape our rich musical tradition including such popular media as newspapers, broadsides, songsters, and radio programs, vinyl recordings.
This November, Anna will release her fourth major publication The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports: As Taken from Kenneth Peacock’s Field Collection, 1951-1961. We talk about the life, fieldwork, and legacy of Kenneth Peacock, and the work of selecting songs for publication in this new book.
The University of Ottawa Press and the Canadian Museum of History official book launch of
The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports
As taken From Kenneth Peacock’s Field Collection, 1951-1961
By Anna Kearney Guigné
Wednesday November 30th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Research Centre for Music, Media and Place
Second floor, Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s, NL