Subject: On the Farm & In the Bush

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About LaRena Clark

About LaRena LeBarr Clark – Ian Bell LaRena Clark was a folksinger in every sense of the word. She absorbed a huge repertoire of traditional and (once) popular songs from her parents and neighbours. She wrote her own songs about the things and places tha...

Accordion Player on Crop Sprayer - Norfolk County

A woman playing an ornate accordion while perched atop a horse-drawn Massey Harris crop sprayer on a tobacco farm. Probably near Delhi, Norfolk County. Originally collected by Mike Lipowski for the Delhi Museum. (Hmmm - more information on the crop spraye...

Backwoodsman (The)

This terrific song was collected from Emerson Woodcock in 1957 by Edith Fowke. If we can believe the the first verse it comes from the mid-19th century. It was well-known in many parts of Canada and the United States - especially in areas where logging wa...

Banjo In A Lumber Camp - photograph

BANJO, PEAVEYS AND RIFLES - "Pose with the prop of your choice". This picture shows the crew of a Bruce County lumber camp gathered in front of the camboose. I'd guess about 1910-20. The guy in the middle is the proud owner not only of the best hat in the...

Bridget from Washago

A lovely local love song from the Shores of Lake Simcoe. There are both a steamboat and a train in the lyrics , so it likely dates from sometime after about 1870. (probably not long after) LaRena Learned The song from her grandfather. From her lp "Family...

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