The Pigeon Inlet
Newfoundland Folklore Archive

An Online Source for
Newfoundland Songs, Stories & Music

Presented by Kelly Russell & Pigeon Inlet Enterprises

Stories & Recitations

Pigeon Inlet is an imaginary Newfoundland outport community created by author Ted Russell in the 1950's. Here you will find a wealth of Newfoundland humour, wit & folklore as Uncle Mose relates the following Tales from Pigeon Inlet :

Stealin' the Holes
The Hockey Game
Algebra Slippers
The Bull Moose
John Cabot
The Smokeroom on the Kyle

Newfoundland Folklore is rich with many other Stories & Recitations :

St. Peter at the Gate from Francis Colbert of Job's Cove
Little Dickie Milburn from Leo O'Brien of L'anse au Loup, Labrador
The Yankee Privateer from Baxter Wareham of Arnold's Cove.
Lobster Salad from John Joe English of Branch.

There is also information here about The Storytellers

Newfoundland Fiddle Music

Kelly Russell's Collection - A new book with music notation to over 250 Newfoundland fiddle tunes

Rufus Guinchard : a famous fiddle player from the Northern Peninsula. Many of his tunes are unique to Newfoundland.

Emile Benoit : another well known and influential Newfoundland fiddler & composer from the Port au Port Peninsula.

Kelly Russell : worked closely with both Rufus & Emile, learning, transcribing & performing their unique tunes.

Newfoundland Songs

Here you will find lyrics to 12 popular Newfoundland Folk Songs

Watch for further additions to The Pigeon Inlet Newfoundland Folklore Archive. Please visit again.

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