Catalogue > Six Regional Canadian Folk Songs, op. 39


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Six Regional Canadian Folk Songs

Six Regional Canadian Folk Songs
arr. for Voice and Piano
Date of composition August 1963
Opus number 39
Type of work Concert music
Duration 17 mins
Musical forces Voice and Piano
Commissioner Robert Ivan Foster
Publisher Roberton Publications
Notes Originally published by Curwen; dedicated to Robert Ivan Foster (baritone) and recorded by him (with Nina Walker, piano) on Onslo LP OCAB-61-64; songs are: 1. Donkey Riding (The Maritimes); 2. Auction Block (Ontario); 3. C’est l’Aviron (Quebec); 4. An Eskimo Lullaby (Baffinland); 5. Kelligrews Soiree (Newfoundland); 6. Lukey’s Boat (Nova Scotia)


An Eskimo Lullaby may seem to us more interesting than Camptown Races

Musical Opinion, September 1954

…old, open-air bonhomie of the Canadian songs…

Records and Recording, April 1964

…you should assuredly purchase Onslo’s new LP containing further Canadian folk songs by the Beckenham composer, Carey Blyton. (The first disc … was highly praised by me two years ago.)

The Croydon Advertiser, 31st March 1966

The piano accompaniments are simple and unobtrusive—this, indeed, is their greatest virtue. An excellent collection…

Michael Hurd, Music in Education, May/June, 1967

…the accompaniments are interesting, making them suitable for almost any age range from the junior school upwards.

Making Music, Summer 1967

…an edition that will recommend itself to schools. There is a quiet gem in An Eskimo Lullaby

Elizabeth Poston, The Musical Times, September 1967