Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Song Collectors save Canada's history >> Fowke, Creighton receive Legacy awards — Roots Music Canada

Fowke, Creighton receive Legacy awards — Roots Music Canada:
"Fowke catalogued and published the songs of lumbermen, fisherfolk and other “ordinary people”. Her work preserved and popularized Canadian songs, games and folklore.

Edith Fowke’s book “Sally Go Round the Sun” was found in schools across the country. She was the first Canadian to receive (posthumously) the Lifetime Achievement Award from Folk Alliance International.

Helen Creighton’s work is considered groundbreaking in the field of folklore. While collectors across North America discovered and recorded songs of various music traditions, Helen Creighton went where few have gone before, often using unusual methods to gather her material in remote villages."

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