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Old 06-19-2020, 02:33 PM   #11
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This made me think a bit: I'm from Cape Breton, and there are heaps of "local" songs that every good Caper recognizes and can sing along to with pride. Farewell to Nova Scotia, Barrett's Privateers, The Island, Rise Again... Scottish people have lots of patriotic songs as well.



But I struggle to think of songs that people from other provinces might know/sing. Apart from Great Big Sea songs, are there any more traditional songs that can bring a tear to the eyes of Newfoundlanders? What about New Brunswick & PEI? Or the prairie provinces? I lived in Ontario for 8 years and can't think of any songs all Ontarians would know. Apart from "The Good Old Hockey Game", but that's not really about Ontario.



Can anyone enlighten me?
Ones I play: The Squid Jiggin' Grounds ( Same tune as "Sweet Betsy From Pike"" and several other songs) I's The Bye that Builds the Boat, We'll Rant And We'll Roar ( Also a New England version to the same tune).
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Newfoundland has tons of trad material. ''Ode to Newfoundland'' is kind of tricky on the pipes, but ''I's the b'y'' is quite easy and recogniseable.


I cannot speak for Ontario, but in Quebec everyone will sing along to ''Gens du pays''. Which quebecers also sing when it's someone's birthday. It fits perfectly on the pipes, but you might want to play that on June 24th for the provincial holiday.
I learned Un Canadien Errant from Jean Redpath and play it regularly.
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Old 06-20-2020, 11:18 AM   #13
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Old 07-12-2020, 08:03 AM   #14
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One band I played with had a Canadian set:
Farewell to Nova Scotia
Maple Leaf Forever
Alberta Bound

Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta.
(Well, if you go by hockey teams, Ontario. Me, Iím for the Bruins)

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