This book is a collection of 90 traditional Maritime folksongs selected by Kaye Pottie and Vernon Ellis, two of Nova Scotia's most respected music educators.
The authors have made extensive use of the famous Helen Creighton collection, and most of the songs included in this book are published for the first time. Each song includes a brief historical introduction, complete chording information, melodic lines and the words to all verses. Songs are illustrated with images inspired by authentic folk arts.
Folksongs of the Maritimes reflects the region's rich musical traditions, including examples from Scottish, Irish, English, French, German and African-Canadian cultures.
About the authors
KAYE POTTIE is Supervisor of Music for the Halifax District School Board.
VERNON ELLIS recently retired from his post as professor of music at Acadia University.
KATHY KAULBACH is a professional illustrator and designer living in Halifax. She has illustrated over 80 books, including Lilly to the Rescue.