Down to Sally's Cove: Newfoundland Stories by Ella Manuel

Episode 22 - AMONG THE SCOTS OF THE CODROY

July 28, 2020 Antony Berger Season 3 Episode 22
Down to Sally's Cove: Newfoundland Stories by Ella Manuel
Episode 22 - AMONG THE SCOTS OF THE CODROY
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Down to Sally's Cove: Newfoundland Stories by Ella Manuel
Episode 22 - AMONG THE SCOTS OF THE CODROY
Jul 28, 2020 Season 3 Episode 22
Antony Berger

In the mid-1940s, Ella Manuel travelled by train to the Codroy Valley of southwestern Newfoundland. Here she met people whose forefathers had years before settled there, some from Nova Scotia. Their traditional music so fascinated her that she helped to organize a ceilidh for them in Corner Brook. Some of the older residents told her why the Scots came to the Codroy and about the fierce fights that sometimes occurred. Though much has since been written – and recorded – about the history and the music of the Codroy, her first-hand impressions provide a fresh view for those unfamiliar with the history of this part of Newfoundland. 

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In the mid-1940s, Ella Manuel travelled by train to the Codroy Valley of southwestern Newfoundland. Here she met people whose forefathers had years before settled there, some from Nova Scotia. Their traditional music so fascinated her that she helped to organize a ceilidh for them in Corner Brook. Some of the older residents told her why the Scots came to the Codroy and about the fierce fights that sometimes occurred. Though much has since been written – and recorded – about the history and the music of the Codroy, her first-hand impressions provide a fresh view for those unfamiliar with the history of this part of Newfoundland.