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The address assisted by Phileas Bedard, folk singer, Miss Florence Glenn, soprano and Miss Gwendolyn Williams at the piano.
The speakers' field as vast as it is picturesque and diversified, as may be judged from the extent of the collections in the National Museum at Ottawa. How these works came down to us. Each of the four presenters offered examples of folk songs which illustrate the various forms, with accompanying comments. Presentations included a religious song, a dance song, the same song presented in a new interpretation, love songs, a paddling song, a drinking song. The address concludes with some comments on folk songs and their function in various cultures. A look to the future of Canadian culture. Last, Miss Florence Glenn sang four French Canadian folk songs accompanied at the piano by Miss Gwendolyn Williams.