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Canadian Broadcasting Company “Folkways” Radio Programs

Identifier: MF114

Scope and Contents

A series of CBC radio programs dealing with the folklore of the Canadian Maritime Provinces.


  • 1955-1968
  • Majority of material found within 1967

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access, but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. Programs may not be rebroadcast without permission from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


13 items

Language of Materials



NA0468 A series of thirteen half-hour CBC radio programs in 1967 titled “Folkways,” hosted by Ken Homer. These programs deal with the folklore of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, and contain songs, tales, legends, beliefs, etc. Also, a 1968 program titled “Bill of Fare” and two C-60 cassette recordings of earlier CBC programs (in 1955 and 1962 respectively) about the Antigonish Movement in the Maritimes are in this set of interviews.

Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

Materials Specific Details

Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.

Guide to Canadian Broadcasting Company “Folkways” Radio Programs
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Thomas Libby
May 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States