A Few of our Finest Singers and Players H to Z
Cyril and Helen Whelan were from Red Island. They relocated to Placentia in the 1970s. They enjoyed singing together.
Mr. and Mrs. Whelan's Songs
The Bonnie Bunch of Roses. Mr. and Mrs. Whelan sing together this old tune about Napoleon talking to his mother.
Harry Dunn. Mr. Whalen gives us the tragic story of a young man going into the lumber woods against his mother's wishes.
The Southern Cross. Mr. Whelan's rendition of an account of one of the great sealing disasters.
When the Postman Delivered the Letter. Mr. and Mrs. Whelan give us a poignant tale of a mother receiving the last letter from her darling boy.
Collected by Eric West in 1978.
Hear whole songs at: www.mun.ca/voicesofplacentiabay