The Music of Our Burnished Axes

The Music of Our Burnished Axes

Songs and Stories of the Woods Workers of Newfoundland and Labrador

Book - 2018
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"Based on in-depth research, this is the first study and comprehensive collection of the repertoire of songs, recitations, and poems written about 20th century woods work in Atlantic Canada. It provides an analysis of the significance of this aspect of the expressive culture of woods workers as both grassroots social history texts and creative and musical contributions. The book includes: a history of woods work and exploration of the place of song and story in logging camps; full song lyrics with accompanying discussion notes; musical transcriptions and an analysis of the musical tradition; a selection of first person narratives; archival photos; and a glossary."--From publisher.
Publisher: St. John's, Nfld. : ISER Books, 2018
Branch Call Number: 782.42162 K298m
Characteristics: xxi, 465 p. : ill., maps, music ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Forsyth, Meghan C. 1981


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