line
Wade Hemsworth Listings at GEST Songs Of NFLD
(V)=video
line

The Bad Girl's Lament

The Black Fly Song (V)

Early Spring

The Log Drivers' Waltz (Vx3)

The Log Jam Song / White Water (V)

My Mother Is The Ocean Sea (V)

The Shining Birch Tree (V)

The Story Of The I'm Alone (V)

The Wild Goose (V)

Biographical Notes

Wade Hemsworth [1916-2002] grew up in Brantford, Ontario, and learned to play guitar and banjo as a youth. He graduated in 1939 from the Ontario College of Art, and then spent the Second World War in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was briefly stationed in Newfoundland, where he discovered traditional music. After the war, he worked as a surveyor in wilderness areas of Northern Ontario, Quebec and Labrador, a job which provided him with subject matter for many of his 20 original songs. He moved to Montreal in 1952, where he worked as a draftsman for the Canadian National Railway and performed in the city's folk music clubs at night.



line

Click here for Navigation Index
GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador



line

~ Copyright Info ~

~ Privacy Policy ~

Confirm Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Here