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eBook Drive Dull Care Away: Folksongs from Prince Edward Island ePub

by Edward D. Ives

  • ISBN: 0919013341
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Edward D. Ives
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Inst for Island Studies (September 14, 1999)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1260 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1772 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Personal Name: Ives, Edward D. Publication, Distribution, et. Rubrics: Folk songs, English Prince Edward Island Ethnomusicology. Download book Drive dull care away : folksongs from Prince Edward Island, Edward D. "Sandy" Ives.

Personal Name: Ives, Edward D. Charlottetown, . Institute of Island Studies, (c)1999. Physical Description: xiii, 269 p. : il. maps, music, ports.

Drive dull care away. folksongs from Prince Edward Island. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Drive dull care away from your list? Drive dull care away. Published 1999 by Institute of Island Studies in Charlottetown, .

Folksongs from Prince Edward Island," by Edward D. In: Western Folklore, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 75-76.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Institute of Island Studies .

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island. Distributed in the . by University of Illinois Press. Ives never assumes the identity of folksong "collector" without adding quizzical quotation marks to the word. Thus "Drive Dull Care Away" carries for Ives "not only the conviviality and friendship of the moment but the disappointment of an awaited occasion lost" (58).

He performed as a folk singer to supplement his income as a lecturer. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. Drive Dull Care Away: Folksongs from Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown: Institute of Island Studies, 1999.

This article needs additional citations for verification. He performed as a folk singer to supplement his income as a lecturer. This introduced him to the lumber camp singing tradition of Maine, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and he soon found his calling. In 1957, he organized the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History at the University of Maine. MacDougall, Pauleena and David Taylor.

K. Szego, Edward D. Ives. Published: 1 January 2002. Keywords: Drive Dull, Dull Care, Folksongs, Edward Island, Prince Edward.

Drive Dull Care Away book. The folksongs in this collection are embedded in the cultural history of Prince Edward Island and in the rich, Celtic-influenced, local songmaking tradition.

Drive Dull Care Away" offers fascinating insights into the life and work of a highly respected fieldworker and collector. A CD of Prince Edward Island songs, remastered from Ives's field tapes, accompanies the book. A big, rich, pleasant read, with an enjoyable accompanying CD featuring fourteen sample songs. Ives doesn't know how to write a dull sentence, but what supplements the joy of this book is that he is flush with passion for PEI's and "PI's" - I mean, Islanders - and their songs. - George Elliott Clarke, Halifax Chronicle.

Folksongs from Prince Edward Island by Edward D.

Edward Dawson Ives, American folklore educator. Guggenheim fellow, 1965-1966. The Tape-Recorded Interview: A Manual for Field Workers in Folklore and Oral History by Ives, Edward D. (1995) Paperback

Edward Dawson Ives, American folklore educator. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946; Fellow American Folklore Society; member Oral History Association. (1995) Paperback. ZFTE4/?tag prabook0b-20. C2IKM/?tag prabook0b-20.

Beginning in the 1950s, folklorist Edward "Sandy" Ives conducted fieldwork in Prince Edward Island, gathering first-hand the evidence of a rich and varied folk culture: its folksongs. Drive Dull Care Away is a beautifully written memoir of how he collected these songs. Set within his story are lyrics, music, and annotations for 59 of these songs. An accompanying CD, remastered from Dr. Ives's original field recordings, provides readers with examples of a traditional style of performing that has now largely vanished. In Drive Dull Care Away, Sandy Ives integrates the songs themselves, the culture that fostered them, the singers, and, for the first time, the folklorist. In so doing, this master storyteller creates a memorable portrait of a traditional culture on the cusp of dramatic change.

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Ironrunner Ironrunner
This book is a history of folk music developed in Prince Edward Island during the twentieth century. Included with the book is a cd of recordings made by individuals in their homes, singing acapella folk songs of Prince Edward Island. Stories of the writers are included, ususally based on oral history provided by the singers. A wonderful picture of working art.
Lanionge Lanionge
My great grandfather emigrated from northeast Kings County on PEI at the turn of the 20th century. He didn't go to the Maine Woods to log. He went to Boston to practice architecture. But like the old-timers that Sandy Ives interviewed in Maine early on in this book, he was constantly drawn back to the island, and now I'm guessing that when he wasn't there, he missed it.
I went up to visit PEI once in the 1970s and again a couple of summers ago. On the most recent visit I met some of my distant cousins (all the close relatives had emigrated) and found them to be just like the folks that Dr. Ives describes in Drive Dull Care Away. The word for them, I suppose, is "genuine".
They won't pretend to know you better than they do and they will gradually warm to you if you show respect, are polite and don't try to hurry events along. When you speak with them about hard times or sad occasions in the past, they will grow sombre and somewhat reverential. When you get them to gossiping a recurrent theme will be someone who got a little too big for their britches, put on a few airs or otherwise started to ride a little high and then got their comeuppance.
All of these traits and a lot more are recorded by Dr. Ives in two senses. In the literary sense his memoir brings alive the people that he talked to over 40 years ago when he began collecting Larry Gorman songs in Princes County on western PEI. In the literal sense he has preserved on tape the songs that so well express the temperament of these people.
I bought this book expecting to get some useful information about a fairly esoteric topic: the folk songs of Prince Edward Island. As soon as I started reading I could see that I was going to get a whole lot more than that. This is a very personal book by an extremely personable guy. Dr. Ives is refreshingly candid about his youthful impatience and ignorance on his first sojourns into the field. He doesn't beat himself up about it, but he admits that he might have blown it here and there.
In one of the final chapters of the book he recounts attending a folk festival on PEI where he sits apprehensively in the stands waiting for a local singer to butcher one of the old songs by singing it accompanied by a 12-string acoustic guitar. He is nervous because he knows that these songs were written to be song a cappella in kitchens, pubs and logging camps. And he is nervous because these are plain-spoken songs that often describe deaths, betrayals and bad behavior of all kinds; they should not be prettied up. He is quite relieved when the singer delivers an unadorned, stoic version of an old classic called "The Flying Cloud". He liked it well enough that he included it on the CD that accompanies the book.
Dr. Ives inserts the music and lyrics to a large number of these songs into the body of the narrative at a juncture where he either first records the song or finds a particularly good version of it. This is fairly priceless information; in many cases he has transcribed the music himself by listening to the tapes. He allows that the songs as sung are quite difficult to reproduce in standard notation because they are coming from a strictly oral tradition and don't always follow standard musicological structures.
I deduct one star from my rating perhaps unfairly. I wanted more. Dr. Ives' narrative voice was so enjoyable that I found myself getting disappointed as he seemed to grow impatient with the writing as the book wore on. The most detail can be found in the chapters that recall the earliest trips. In later chapters he begins to skate through and more often refers you to his other books on Larry Gorman and Larry Doyle. And I believe I'll look for those books, if only to hear his voice again.
SupperDom SupperDom
Edward Ives is one of the finest writers among American folklorists. Reading this book on the ballad traditions of Prince Edward Island is a terrific way to learn about ballads and ballad singing. Ives also crafts a fascinating story about his experiences doing fieldwork. This narrative frame provides more than a memoir; it is a great base for understanding his analysis and interpretation of the songs that he studies. In this way, his writing makes the voices of the ballad singers come alive, and the accompanying CD of actual performances from the 1950s - 70s is a terrific addition to this excellent book.
Gralsa Gralsa
Title: Drive Dull Care Away: Folksongs From Prince Edward Island as Gathered by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives.
Published in 1999 by the Institute Of Island Studies
ISBN: 0-919013-34-1
This weekend I finally sat down and read this book I bought last year. So sue me, I been busy! But I'm glad I did. I should have read it earlier. This one is a keeper!
This is the second Sandy Ives book I've read. The first was "Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made The Songs". That book was a biography of Gorman with many of the songs he wrote included and placed in the context of his life.
Drive Dull Care Away, on the other hand, is a description of the author's visits to PEI and his work in the field. But it is more than that. It includes 62 songs and fits them into the community from which they came. It introduces the people who wrote them and those who kept them alive until Dr. Ives could get there with his tape recorders.
If you are at all curious about the field work of a folklorist this book is for you. Though Dr. Ives makes the point that he wasn't doing general field work but researching specific song writers he does provide a good picture of what our favorite folklorists must have gone through to preserve the music. Here you find him as he slogs along the dirt tracks that served PEI as roads in the '50's, lugging his heavy tape recorder along only to find that the people he needed to record didn't have electricity. (Later recorders could be run from his car battery but he lived in fear that the battery would die.)
In the book you meet the men and women in whose heads the songs were preserved. These people were anxious to help, knowing the importance of the work and happy to find someone who was interested in them and their songs. They became more than "informants" to Dr. Ives and his family. These people became his lifelong friends and family.
The book also includes a number of photographs of the contributors and the area in which they live. There are pictures of some of the people who were the subject of some of those songs. And there are two photos, one of the Amberly house and one of Peter Amberly's grave, that speak volumes for the life to be found in folk music.
And above all are the songs. The book includes the words and music to 62 songs and a CD of the original field recording of 14 of those songs.
Some of the songs are familiar to us. Included are The Jam On Gerry's Rock, The Dreadnought, Wild Colonial Boy, and Brennan On The Moor. Dr. Ives explains there is good reason for recording even familiar songs. He says comparing multiple recordings of a song helps to nail down how the original may have been sung. And it shows how a community can change a song and make it their own. It is a record of the folk process.
The book also includes songs I had never heard of before, though some of you may have. These included The Miramachi Fire, My Seventy Six Geared Wheel, The Norway Bum, Guy Reid, Fogan MacAleer, Saville The Brave Man, and quite a few more. These are songs written and kept within the community. They are full of local place names and in jokes that we outsiders could not understand.
Many of these songs went out with the men who left to find work in the Maritime Provinces of Canada and the State Of Maine. Even so they are linked inexorably to the homes of these people telling as they do of neighbors and events in those homes.
All in all this is a good read and a valuable addition to your repertoire, especially if you live in the Maritimes or Maine.