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MENTIONED IN SONG: Songs and Stories of Early Twentieth Century Woods Workers of Newfoundland & Labrador

Ursula Kelly & Meghan Forsyth with live performances by Darrel Brenton & Jim Payne

Log Drive, 1919 Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society

This presentation recalls and celebrates NL’s rich history of lumbering and logging as told through the songs, tunes, stories, and photos of our early woods workers.

Drawing on archival and new recordings, and including live performances by a local actor and musician, this presentation will highlight various aspects of woods culture on the island and in Labrador, including cutting, felling and driving, camp conditions and life, the IWA strike, the role of women, and wartime forestry service.

Watch the Lecture at: Mentioned in Song