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Keel-Ryan, Juanita. Dale Jarvis interviews Juanita Keel-Ryan of Bailey's Cove, Bonavista in St. John's on December 15, 2010.
Descriptive TitleKeel-Ryan, Juanita. Dale Jarvis interviews Juanita Keel-Ryan of Bailey's Cove, Bonavista in St. John's on December 15, 2010.
CategorySocial beliefs, practices and customs
Festive events and games
TopicPersonal experience narratives
KeywordsBonfires
Fires
Person as TopicKeel-Ryan, Juanita
DescriptionDale Jarvis interviews Juanita Keel-Ryan of Bailey's Cove, Bonavista in St. John's on December 15, 2010. Keel-Ryan talks about her bonfire night memories; how her father would collect and dry potato stalks from the garden from September onwards; how the stalks would be burned on Bonfire Night; how potatoes would be cooked; the size of fires; what would be burned in other fires; where bonfires would be lit on beaches and potato grounds; a discussion of Torch Night, the night before Bonfire Night; how boys would create torches out of sticks, rags, tar and old boots; torchlit processions; how it was largely a male tradition; how the tradition was remembered in the mid 1960s; and how the tradition changed in the 1970s.
Date2010-12-15
CollectorJarvis, Dale
InformantKeel-Ryan, Juanita
Recording LocationCanada-Newfoundland and Labrador-St. John's
FormatAudio/wma
Extent4:45 minutes; 4.39 MB
TypeSound
Resource TypeAudio
IdentifierICHBFN020
LanguageEng
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
CONTENTdm file name20.wma
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