NEW FOUNDE LANDE (3:10)
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1497-1997 - This wonderful song celebrates Newfoundland and Labrador's 500th
anniversary of discovery by John Cabot and his crew aboard the MATTHEW.
It's a song that reflects past present and future. "And it's ours
to discover now this NEW FOUNDE LANDE!"
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A somewhat lazy good-for-nothing young feller named Johnny O'Rourke
overcomes his idleness when he marries. Guy sings just a delightful
Newfoundland story with all the trimmings! Heard on OZ-FM Jigs and Reels
OLD DAYS (4:18)
One of our students, Patricia Wright, submitted a poem about how she'd like to go back
to the good old days. After hearing this song, wouldn't we all?!!
YOU KNOW (1:57)
Guy Romaine loves his mandolin. Here's a little jig you know... or do
WINDS (2:24) A
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The winds and earth of L'anse Aux Meadows tell of an earlier discovery
of Newfoundland. The year 2000AD celebrated another historic event - the
millennium of the arrival of the Vikings! Leif Eiriksson...where are
you? This song will bring us all back to L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, a truly awesome place to visit and explore at Newfoundland's most northernly tip!
SIMPLE THINGS (4:10)
Ed sings a simple Christmas love song of life, love and family. The
song encourages us with the words "Don't let the simple things
in life pass you by."
FAMILY OF MAN (3:51) A
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A great folk song for the whole family. Once you or your children have
learned the chorus, you'll never forget it! Thank you to Graham Ward
who introduced us to it. But most important of all,..... When we sang this song on the infamous evening of Sept 11th, 2001 to 180 stranded passengers who landed in Stephenville, Nfld and were housed at Silver Birches summer camp just minutes from our home town of Pasadena, little did we realize the impact this song would make on these wonderful Americans that night. In the midst of fear was hope! The chorus that night was: :"The family of man keeps growing/The
family of man keeps sowing the seeds of a new life every day.
WINTER NIGHTS (3:42) A
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When the days get shorter and nights get colder, as long as there's
a fire in the woodstove and a fiddler ready to play, there's going to
be a warm and wondeful "time" about to happen. Here's a chorus to really
belt out! One of our best songs sung live!
There are hundred's of coves in Newfoundland many of us grew up in and
still call home. Whether re-settled or still vibrant, this cove will
always be "My Cove" (written for Newman's Cove, Guy's home
in Bonavista Bay).
RUN (1:45) A
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Do you remember when the caplin rolled up "by the t'ousands sure!"?
Guy and Mike team up for an Irish tune that's been rollin' round Mike's
head for years as he envisions once again the caplin rolling and the
kids and fisherfolk gathering them by the bucketful.
GOD'S CREATURES (2:55)
It's our adaptation of an old song about all those animals that sing God's
praises in their own special way!
An intriguing ballad of two friends lost in a dory off The Grand Banks
during the days of the Schooners. Folklore at its finest from a poem by Mr Ted Hennigar.....who says the voice he heard at the end was true!
THE B'Y (1:25) A
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Whether you're a hardfast Newfoundlander or a wonderful visitor to our
island, here's a traditional song that you just won't forget. Here we do it live right off the floor...in under a minute and a half!!! Planker down, by's! Da Sharecroppers are singing t'nite!!! Yes, my son!