Welcome to the SingSong Inc. web site. Here’s how it works.
At the top of this page, you’ll see CD covers going by on the carousel. If you’re looking for a specific item, you can click on any cover and it will take you to its dedicated page where you’ll find the music. You can preview each track, and download individual tracks or the full CD, including artwork and liner notes.
If you’re just browsing, you can find individual artists by clicking on the dropdown (Artists) menu or, if you’re looking for a particular style of Newfoundland and Labrador folk music, you’ll find Ballads, Instrumental Music, etc. in the dropdown (Catalogue) menu.
There are two outliers on the site. The first is a CD-ROM of Kenneth Peacock’s Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, featuring music, lyrics, recordings, photos, and notes for 517 songs collected from 1951 to 1961 by National Museum researcher Kenneth Peacock. This is a computer product for the traditional folk song enthusiast, and the most comprehensive collection of Newfoundland folk songs ever compiled.
The second is the SingSong Singles page, a collection of individual songs previously unreleased on CD. This is a response to the pandemic shutdown, since we can’t do live performances for the foreseeable future, and an outlet for musicians and songwriters to make their music available to their fans. Songs will be added regularly as the shutdown continues.
If you decide to purchase something, just sign in with a user name and password, a security feature that protects your private information, and carry on from there. Payment for downloads or mail order can be made securely through PayPal (just follow the prompts), or by e-transfer. Mail order only payments can be made through PayPal, e-transfer or cheque. (You DO NOT need a PayPal account to use it on this site.) If you choose to Pay Offline, you can pay by e-transfer or send a cheque by regular mail.
In the meantime, watch for new additions to the catalogue. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions on how to improve the site, let us know. Thanks for checking in!
This page is for single songs that haven’t been previously released on CD. Watch for more of them to appear on this site, especially while we can no longer participate in live performance events. The songs and accompanying notes are listed below. Thanks to my brother Ray and sister-in-law Valda for the photos of their jukebox.