The Fogo Island Accordion Group / Land & Sea – Traditional music of Newfoundland and Labrador - CD

The Fogo Island Accordion Group / Land & Sea – Traditional music of Newfoundland and Labrador - CD

Gala Records
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The five-member female group was formed in Fogo Island in 1990 and it has been recognized in Canada for keeping alive the traditional music of Newfoundland & Labrador. The Fogo Island Accordion Group has played in Celtic festivals throughout Canada and has charmed audiences.

The accordion is the Newfoundland instrument.

Europeans (Irish, Scots, French and English) first came to the island in the 16th C. to harvest cod, and they brought their music with them. That music grew to become the voice of Newfoundland and Labrador, a powerful evocation of its lifestyle, heritage and personality. They sang shanties as they worked and shared ballads and tunes at the end of the day. Over time, the settlers and their descendants reworked the old music and created new songs to tell their own stories.

Accordion: Serena Adams, Melanie Penton, Angie Penton, Heather Penton, Jennifer Furlong
Guitar: Gerald Freake

Track Listing :

1. Off She Goes
2. Haste To The Wedding
3. My Sweet Forget-Me-Not
4. Boys In The Bunkhouse
5. Flowers Of Edinburgh
6. Black Velvet Band
7. Larry O’Gaffe
8. Banks Of Newfoundland
9. Before Daylight In The Morning
10. My Dear Ole Fogo Isle
11. Walbourne’s Double
12. Joe Batt’s Breakdown
13. Whalen’s Waltz
14. Irish Washerwoman
15. Belles Amour Breakdown
16. St. Anne’s Reel Musique
17. Memories
18. Roddy McCorley
19. Old Man and Old Woman
20. Some Say The Devil Is Dead
21. Soldier’s Joy - Mulcahey’s Double
22. On Brimstone Head
23. Polly Put The Kettle On
24. Liberty Two-Step
25. Aunt Lizzie’s Jig
26. Paddy O’Regan
27. It’s Just Me Now