Doughboys and Molasses, Oh! Traditional Songs from the Gros MorneRegion (2020) offers listeners a new perspective on the musical heritage of this distinctive area of Newfoundland’s west coast. The disc features 23 carefully restored tracks originally recorded from local singers by folk song researchers in the mid-twentieth century. Also included are four new performances specially commissioned for this compilation.
The accompanying booklet explores the stories of the songs, the singers, and the collectors, as well as the role of singing in family and community life.
Doughboys and Molasses, Oh! is produced by folklorist Dr. Anna Kearney Guigné for the Back on Track series. It is a co-production of MMaP and the Canadian Museum of History, under the auspices of the Cultures of Sound Network, with generous support from Parks Canada.