Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 4, No. 8) Toronto

Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 4, No. 8) Toronto

Various Artists FFFF408

Fast Folk Musical Magazine was formed to serve as an outlet in the promotion of "noncommercial artistic music," also known as American folk music. In this edition, the magazine journeys to Toronto to spotlight Canadian folk musicians. The musical tour covers the Maritime Provinces (“The Ballad of the Springhill Mine Disaster”), Hudson Bay (“Isabella Gunn”), the Pacific coast (“North Vancouver Island Song”), a poem by William Butler Yeats set to music (“The Stolen Child”), a song about unemployment (“U.I.C.”), and a song featuring Highland pipes (“New Swing Reel”). The baker’s dozen of songs are performed before a live audience. A 24-page facsimile of the magazine accompanies the recording.

Year Released 1989
Record Label Fast Folk Musical Magazine
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1989 Fast Folk Musical Magazine
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) Canada; United States
Instrument(s) Accordion; Bagpipe--Scotland; Bass; Guitar; Percussion instruments
Language(s) English; French
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Singer-Songwriters

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101 UIC Jamie Snider 1:51
102 Railroad Line Bill Garrett and Curley Boy Stubbs 2:45
103 Down on the Station Marie-Lynn Hammond, Allan Soberman, and Evelyne Datl 4:16
104 Les Raftsmen Tamarack 2:38
105 The Stolen Child Loreena McKennitt, David Woodhead, and Brian Hughes 5:23
106 The Ballad of the Springhill Mine Disaster Tex Konig 5:16
107 Shorelines Eye Music 4:40
201 Isabella Gunn Eileen McGann and Sean Mulrooney 4:38
202 North Vancouver Island Song Ian Tamblyn and Fred Guigion 3:59
203 Falling Night Bob Carpenter and David Woodhead 4:17
204 A Young Girl Cut Down in Her Prime Catherine Crowe, Ian Goodfellow, and Martin Gould 4:01
205 Innocent Eyes Tim Harrison, Ron Sellwood, Paul Mills, and David Woodhead 4:41
206 New Swing Reel Rare Air 4:50
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