Some songs previously produced in Newfoundland are "The Anti-Confederate Song" by J.W. McGrath, "Cod Liver Oil" by Johnny Burke and "Come Closer East Coaster" by Eddie Coffey. Other Newfoundland songs include "The Islander" by Bruce Moss and "Song for Newfoundland" by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.Continue Reading
Additional songs produced in Newfoundland with unknown composers are "Ferryland Sealer," "Good Ol' Newfie Music," "Hip Rubber Gang," "Heave Away" and "Saltwater Cowboy."
Newfoundland and Labrador is known across Canada for its traditional music. The music has a strong cultural history and continues to evolve to provide entertainment for its citizens. The term "traditional music" as used in Newfoundland and Labrador applies not only to music created by previous generations, but to newly created music as well.
Newfoundland traditional music is derived from Celtic music and possesses a distinct sound. It reflects the heritage of the old countries while embracing the fresh, modern sounds of current culture, as of 2015.
"The Old Time Songs and Poetry of Newfoundland" is a book written by Gerald S. Doyle compiling music and songs originating in Newfoundland and Labrador from the 1920's to the 1960's. Newfoundland and Labrador music has since been spread across the nation of Canada using radio and television.Learn more about Art & Literature