Podcast Episode Five

Carrie Grover Project · Carrie Grover – Episode 5 The fifth podcast focuses entirely on Carrie’s memories of her childhood at Sunken Lake where Carrie was raised and spent the first twelve years of her life. Included are stories of song singing with her family at home, and with neighbors and friends when they gathered…

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Podcast Episode Four

This podcast draws upon Carrie Grover’s earliest memories in rural Nova Scotia during the late 1880s. Through her detailed remembrances we come to know her immediate family and the details of their daily life. Present throughout her recounting is the music–their traditional folksongs, ballads and fiddle tunes. The following musicians recorded fresh song versions from…

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Podcast Episode Three

Podcast #3 is chock full of stories depicting the lives of Carrie’s maternal and paternal grandparents and great grandparents, as branches of the family settle in at Sunken Lake during the first half of the 19th century. The podcast opens with Joan Baez singing Lily of the West, followed by folksinger Maria Gillard and fiddler…

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Podcast Episode One

The first podcast is an introduction to the Carrie Grover Project and how and where the journey all began for me. On the podcast, Carrie herself sings Prentice Boy,  one of the songs from her great grandmother, and she speaks with Alan Lomax during a conversation recorded in April 1941.  Carrie’s granddaughter, Callie Mills, reads…

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Podcast Episode Two

The second podcast takes us to Windsor, Nova Scotia in the early 1800s where Grover’s great grandparents lived during the years of great expansion and growth in the Canadian province. Carrie sings Captain Kidd and Sheffield Apprentice; Steve Amsden provides his version of What News from Ireland, Brave Mouse? and Anson Grover, Carrie’s great grandson, tells the accompanying family…

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