Songs,Ballads,Broadsides, Chanteys

Helen Creighton collected over 4,000 songs, ballads, broadsides, hymns and chanteys mostly from Nova Scotia but also from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

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Mi’kmaq Hymns’

I’ll Give My Love An Apple : a riddle song

Banks of Sweet Dundee : a folk song and broadside

The Leaving Chantey : chantey or shanty song

The Two Sisters : a murder ballad

The Cherry Tree Carol: a Christmas Carol and Child Ballad, no.54

Eric Stephen Martin at the Music Room Concert series (Sept. 2021) sponsored by Big Turnip Records and the Helen Creighton Folklore Society