Drive Dull Care Away: Folksongs from Prince Edward Island

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Leading folklorist Edward "Sandy" Ives illuminates the process of gathering songs, learning about their singers, and discovering their histories in this candid and revealing account. Several folksongs are featured in this collection.

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One of the most respected folklorists in North America, Sandy Ives is Professor of Folklore at the University of Maine at Orono and Director of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History. His books include Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made the Songs, Twenty-One Folksongs from Prince Edward Island, and Lawrence Doyle: The Farmer-Poet of Prince Edward Island. In 1998, he was awarded the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation's Award of Honour for lifetime achievement in preserving Island heritage, the first non-Islander to be so recognized.

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"A big, rich, pleasant read, with an enjoyable accompanying CD featuring fourteen sample songs... Ives doesn't know how to write a dull sentence, but what supplements the joy of this book is that he is flush with passion for PEI's and "PI's" -- I mean, Islanders -- and their songs." -- George Elliott Clarke, Halifax Chronicle Herald "The choice of songs is a true representation of the vernacular song repertoire in the Canadian Maritime provinces for most of the twentieth century... This representativeness, with the illustrative CD, makes for an excellent teaching text." -- Martin Lovelace, Western Folklore "Based on his field notes and his wonderful memory, Ives has recreated for us his experiences in collecting these folksongs. There is thus a real narrative flow to the book, making it an easy and enjoyable read. Even more important, however, is the fact that he sets the songs in their context. We come to know as he did the sources of the songs, and we feel a real connection with the people and the culture." -- Lorne Brown, The Canadian Folk Music Bulletin

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