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Melvin Combden's playlist: accordion playing with Melvin Combden, Seldom-Come-By
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Descriptive TitleMelvin Combden's playlist: accordion playing with Melvin Combden, Seldom-Come-By
TopicMusic and song
Person as TopicCombden, Melvin
DescriptionEvelyn Osborne reads out Melvin Combden's playlist, including: "Road to the Isles, " "Larry O'Grath, " "Harriett's Two Step?, " "Fisherman's Favorite, " "Cliffs of Bacalou, " "The Old Man and the Old Woman, " "Off She Goes, " "an old time jig, " "Cock-o-north, " "Chase me Charlie, " "Mussels in the Corner, " "Hi-the Boy, " "Step it our Mollie, " "Ruby's garden, " "Hand me down me Caleco, " two old-time square dance jigs, "Half Door, " "Flowers of Edinburgh, " "(Throw) Other Leg Over, " "Maple Sugar, " "Rolicking Skipper, " "Dog Cove Jig, " "Bannerman Jig, " "Islander's Jig, " "Husky Reel, " "New Tune." Melvin Comden played a couple of tunes at the punt launch.
Date2007-07-18
CollectorPower, Maureen
Osborne, Evelyn, 1975-
InformantCombden, Melvin
Biographical DataMelvin Combden lives on Fogo Island in the community of Seldom-Come-By. Born in 1944, he was originally from Wild Cove, which was resettled by the government during the 1950-60s. He has three children, two boys and a girl. His wife, Velma, is also from Fogo Island. Melvin is a builder and is currently building punts. He also teaches traditional row punt building at the Fogo Central Academy High School. He used to fish with his father and his brother out of Seldom-Come-By, but when the fishery closed he took a course in carpentry in order to get his trade papers. Melvin's father was a boat builder which is how he and his brother, also a boat builder, learned the trade. Melvin picked up the accordion as a young boy in Wild Cove and continues to play today, including at festivals on Fogo Island.
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland--Fogo Island--Seldom-Come-By
FormatVideo/wmv
Extent02:18 minutes; 43.5 MB
TypeMoving Image
Resource TypeVideo
IdentifierICHFP00139
LanguageEng
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Folklore and Language Archive. Fogo Island Collection 2007-225
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Central Newfoundland
DownloadableYes
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