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Canada Map The USC Music Library has a growing collection of monographs and sound recordings relating to the folk music of Canada. The collection covers both indigenous and popular music. To learn more about Canadian folk music, click on the Grove link under the bibliography.


Beckwith, John and Frederick A. Hall, ed. Musical Canada: Words and Music Honouring Helmut Kallmann. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
ML 55 .M87 1988

Canada. RGNET 1125 CD World Music Network. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 9669

Classic Canadian Songs. SFW CD 40539 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 2006. 
Compact Disc 9848

Gledhill, Christopher. Folk Songs of Prince Edward Island; Opus 3. Charlottetown, PIE: Square Deal Publications, 1973.
M 1678 .F6 1975

Haywood, Charles. A Bibliography of North American Folklore and Folksong. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1961.
Z 5984 .U5 H3 1961

Johnston, Richard. Folk Songs of Canada. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo Music Co., 1954.
M 1678 .J6 F6 1954

Kallmann, Helmut. A History of Music in Canada, 1534-1914. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1960.
ML 205 .K34

Kallmann, Helmut, Gilles Potvin, and Kenneth Winters, ed. Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1981.
Ref. ML 106 .C36 E52 c.2

MacNeil, Rita. Born a Woman: Songs. Toronto, Canada: Canadian Women's Educational Press, 1974.
M 1678.M32 B67

McGarrigle, Kate. Dancer with Bruised Knees. BS 3014 Warner Bros. LP. 1977.
LP 2169

________. Thirty-three Kate and Anna McGarrigle Songs. Transcribed by Tom Mennier. Manotick, Ontario, Canada: Penumbra Press, 2007. 
M 1679.18 .M145 T4 2007

Melhuish, Martin. Oh, What a Feeling: A Vital History of Canadian Music. Kinston, Ontario: Quarry Press, 1996.
ML 3413 .M4 1996

Miller, Mark. Jazz in Canada: Fourteen Lives. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1982.
ML 395 .M57 1982

Morey, Carl. Music in Canada: A Research and Information Guide. New York, NY: Garland Pub., 1997. 
Ref. ML 120 .C2 M67 1997

Music and Musicians of Canada = Musique et Musiciens du Canada. CC 1008-9, CC 1013 RCA Victor.
LP 16477 v.2

Music of Canada. CRI SD 317 Composers Recordings. LP. 1974.
LP 7906

Nettl, Bruno, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, and Timothy Rice, ed. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. New York, NY: Garland Pub., 2003.
ML 100 .G16 1998 V.3

Pipes and Drums of the 48th Highlanders. Here Comes the Mighty 48th! CL 1538 Columbia. LP. 1960.
LP 13118

Pipes and Drums of the 48th Highlanders. The Pipes and Drums of the 48th Highlanders of Canada. CL 972 Columbia. LP. 1958.
LP 11782

Setterfield, Gwenlyn. Niki Goldschmidt: A Life in Canadian Music. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2003.
ML 429 .G65 S48 2003

Stubley, Eleanor. Compositional Crossroads: Music, McGill, Montreal. Montreal, Canada: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008.
MT 5 .M82 M3 2008

Tiersot, Julien. Forty-Four French Folk-Songs and Variants from Canada, Normandy, and Brittany. Translated by Henry Grafton Chapmen. New York, NY: G. Schirmer, 1910. 
M 1730.T5 F6

Walter, Arnold. Aspects of Music in Canada. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1969.
ML 205 .A86

Read about the Folk Music of Canada at Grove Music Online.

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