WorldCat Identities

Fowke, Edith 1913-1996

Works: 174 works in 657 publications in 3 languages and 9,961 library holdings
Genres: Music  Bibliography  Bibliography of bibliographies  Folk songs  Discographies  Children's songs  Folklore  Folk music  Work songs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Translator, Other, Collector
Classifications: GR113, 398.20971
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edith Fowke
Songs of work and protest by Edith Fowke( )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

".. There are: straight trade union songs and ditties ... ; songs of the hardships that working men and women have to face during times of depression ; philosophic songs and ironic comments on the economic system ; songs that grew out of the fight against slavery ; and songs expressing the dreams of people of many lands throughout the ages. Often set to tunes of familiar folk songs, popular songs and gospel hymns, these are the songs by which unions organized and which thee members of each labor group sang out ... Most of the songs are American in origin. A few, drawn from England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Israel, and the Philippines remind us that the fight for freedom knows no boundaries ..." -- Back cover
Lumbering songs from the northern woods( )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

65 folkesange fra Ontario, Canada
Ring around the moon by Edith Fowke( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of North American children's rhymes, poems, and songs
Folklore of Canada by Edith Fowke( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Canada's diverse folk traditions, including a section on native peoples with tales from each of the major groups
Sally go round the sun; 300 children's songs, rhymes, and games by Edith Fowke( )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrates on games using songs or rhymes (cf. p. 7). Includes singing games, skipping rhymes, ball bouncing, clapping games and songs, foot and finger plays, counting out rhymes, taunts and teases, tricks and treats, and silly songs
A bibliography of Canadian folklore in English by Edith Fowke( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citations arranged by genre, subdivided by major ethnic groups. Also includes lists of bibliographies, checklists, periodicals, records, films, theses and dissertations
The Penguin book of Canadian folk songs by Edith Fowke( )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

82 folkesange
Traditional singers and songs from Ontario by Edith Fowke( )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk songs of Canada by Richard Johnston( )

26 editions published between 1954 and 1981 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

77 canadiske folkesange
Canadian folklore by Edith Fowke( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of work and freedom by Edith Fowke( )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales told in Canada by Edith Fowke( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales of French Canada by Edith Fowke( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 5, 6, 7, e, i
Songs of the Great Lakes [Sound recording] by Edith Fowke( )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally go round the sun : three hundred children's songs, rhymes and games by Edith Fowke( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hundred singing games include skipping and ball-bouncing rhymes, taunts, teases, and silly songs
Legends told in Canada( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sorcerers incanting over boiling cauldrons, a witch disguised as a goose, vicious poltergeists, a woman-warrior, a dangerous enchantress - these are a few of the beings that inhabit Canada's rich folklore tradition." "Legends Told in Canada is Edith Fowke's selection of Canadian historical legends, of British and French origin, illustrated with artifacts from the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. Of historical legends Fowke writes, "They are more apt to be linked to a particular place or situation, and therefore reflect a country's history and culture more than other folktales."" "Although native legends are often regarded as a separate study, they sometimes share motifs with non-native lore: Tecumseh, like King Arthur and Charlemagne, is a figure who in legend will one day return to lead his people." "Legends Told in Canada combines historical chronicle and artifact to bring to life a vanished past and the voices of those who told the tales."--Jacket
Folk songs of Quebec = Chansons de Québec by Richard Johnston( )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lumbering songs from the Ontario shanties : [Collected and edited by Edith Fowke] by Edith Fowke( )

12 editions published between 1001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish and British songs from the Ottawa Valley by O. J Abbott( )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family heritage : the story and songs of LaRena Clark by Edith Fowke( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New folk music and folk-song materials in this comprehensive study are particularly important for singers, folk music enthusiasts, ethnomusicologists, comparative and cultural studies scholars, and those interested in Canadian culture. LaRena Clark was a great singer and knew many fine songs. Her wide repertoire covers almost the complete range of types and topics of traditional Anglo-Canadian songs. Comparison with other collections in Canada, the United States, the British Isles, and Australia indicate just how unique and far-reaching it was. Clark's background and her varied ancestry shaped her repertoire. The account of her parents' activities gives a vivid picture of folk life in rural Ontario during the early years of this century. She knew some Canadian songs previously unreported, and she wrote songs with a strong Canadian flavour. Musically, Clark's songs are a microcosm of practices characteristic of British folk music throughout the English-speaking world. Particularly noteworthy is her constant reworking of traditional materials, procedures, forms, and individual tunes
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Alternative Names
Edith Fowke Canadian folklorist

Fowke Edith

Fowke, Edith 1913-

Fowke Edith Fulton

Fowke, Edith Fulton 1913-

Fowke, Edith Fulton 1913-1996

Fowke Edith Margaret

Fowke, Edith Margaret 1913-

Fowke Edith Margaret Fulton

Fowke, Edith Margaret (Fulton), 1913-

Fowke, Edith Margaret Fulton 1913-1996

Fulton Fowke, Edith 1913-

Fulton-Fowke, Edith 1913-1996

English (229)

French (3)

German (1)