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Larry Gorman

Larry Gorman

275 pages
Published:   January 1, 1993
Non-Fiction  /  Biography & Memoir
Paperback:   9780864921529    $16.95

Lumberman Larry Gorman was no respecter of borders — nor of anything else, it seems. From the time he was a young man growing up on Prince Edward Island until his death in Brewer, Maine in 1917. Larry Gorman composed satirical songs about friend and foe, relative and stranger, without fear or favour. This new edition of Sandy Ives's celebrated book features more than 70 of Gorman's songs, 29 with music.


One of the most respected folklorists in North America, Edward (Sandy) Ives is professor of folklore at the University of Maine at Orono and director of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History. His books include Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made the Songs, Twenty-One Folksongs from Prince Edward Island, and Lawrence Doyle: The Farmer-Poet of Prince Edward Island. In 1998, he was awarded the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation's Award of Honour for lifetime achievement in preserving Island heritage, the first non-Islander to be so recognized.