Jerome—Just One More Song! Local, Social and Political History in the Repertoire of a Newfoundland-Irish Singer

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Jerome—Just One More Song! Local, Social and Political History in the Repertoire of a Newfoundland-Irish Singer, (with CD, co-recorded with Kenneth S. Goldstein), Grace Note Publications, Ochtertyre, 2012. 
Synopsis:This timeless Songs collection, recorded in Codroy Valley, Newfoundland, 1980 by folklorists Kenneth S. Goldstein and Margaret Bennett , is a tribute to singer Jerome Downey. This is not only a song book but is a Local, Social & Political History of Newfoundland’s Codroy Valley.To appreciate the way of life in any part of Newfoundland, the reader should bear in mind that, until 1949, Canada was another country. Anyone born before that year, is, first and foremost, a Newfoundlander, belonging to a unique island with a long history – it has the distinction of being Britain’s oldest colony. Given that Canada’s newest province was less than twenty years old when Bennett first went there, it was very common to hear folk explain, ‘I’m not a Canadian, I’m a Newfoundlander.’ Thus, to understand the social, cultural and historical context of a song, it is essential to appreciate where it comes from, and especially to acknowledge the people who compose and sing the song.

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOchtertyre
PublisherGrace Note Publications
ISBN (Print)9781907676154
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 2012